Advertisement

How long does it take for an appendix to burst?

It typically takes about 72 hours from the time the blockage forms to when the appendix perforates.

Most people who have a burst appendix have been having symptoms for more than two days. Medical studies have shown that by the third day there is a very high risk of rupture of the appendix.

Continue Learning about Digestive Health

The Common Gut Condition That Could Cost You Your Colon
The Common Gut Condition That Could Cost You Your Colon
Feeling pain or a strange discomfort in your abdomen? Don’t worry; you're not alone. Every year, thousands of people are admitted to hospitals for abd...
Read More
When should I see a doctor for gallbladder issues?
Southern Hills HospitalSouthern Hills Hospital
If your symptoms of upset stomach aren't going away, you should see your doctor about your gallbladd...
More Answers
4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health
4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health
Your gut is responsible for more than digestion; it can reveal illness, too.
Start Slideshow
How Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Differ From IBD?
How Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Differ From IBD?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.