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Appendix? have Acid Reflux so I chalked it up to that

Hello I have a Barry high pain thresh hold and I do not know if my Appendix has burst. I'm talking about going three or four days with a broken something or other and not seeing someone either because it wasn't that bad at first or because I didn't have the time and I could feel. I have been having symptoms but I also have Acid Reflux so I chalked it up to that. I heard that you can't even walk after but I still can. Quick answers would be great.
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replied June 1st, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Appendix bursting is an emergency, and if it results in peritonitis, the pain can be severe and person may die within few hours. Do not ignore your symptoms if you suspect to have an inflamed appendix. Avoid self-diagnosis and treatment. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider at the earliest for thorough examination and evaluation to look for the exact underlying cause for our symptoms, and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) for control of symptoms. If symptoms remain persistent, take opinion from a gastroenterologist. Avoid skipping meals, and avoid use of carbonated beverages. Take frequent small meals. Avoid citrus fruits and drinks. Visit your doctor/gastroenterologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms, or worsening of your symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gastroenterologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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