What happens if I leave my appendicitis untreated?
If appendicitis is left untreated, there is a risk of severe complications and death: if appendicitis is treated early, then the operation is relatively quick and easy, but if the appendix has burst, then the operation is more difficult and the hospital stay is longer.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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