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Joan Haizlip, MSN, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredIf appendicitis is not treated right away, the appendix can burst (rupture) and cause an infection inside the abdominal cavity. Appendicitis is a medical emergency and surgery needs to be done right away to prevent complications.
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredIf an inflamed appendix is not removed, there is a high risk of it bursting. That is why it is important to get symptoms of appendicitis checked promptly. Watch Dr. Oz discuss appendicitis.