- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m preparing for TTC and have come across some very disturbing information about a link between a ruptured appendix and infertility as well as ectopic pregnancy. I had a ruptured appendix as a child so I’m very worried about this. I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with this?
Have any of you had a ruptured appendix and then later TTC or gotten pregnant?
Here is one of my sources in case anyone is interested:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/digestive_disorders/gastrointestinal_emergencies/appendicitis.html A ruptured appendix spills bacteria-laden intestinal contents into the abdominal cavity, causing peritonitis (inflammation and usually infection of the abdominal cavity), which may result in a life-threatening infection. A rupture also may cause a pus-filled pocket of infection (abscess) to form. In a woman, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may become infected, and the resulting blockage of the fallopian tubes may cause infertility.