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When an inflamed appendix (appendicitis) is untreated, the condition will worsen and not improve on its own. In this video, Bethany Slater, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery, discusses what can happen if appendicitis is left untreated.
If 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.
If 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.
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