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How long does it take to heal from peritonitis

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Hard to say!: Peritonitis is an infection within the abdominal cavity with manifestation of infection on the lining of the abdomen and the lining of the bowel and o... Read More
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 51 years experience
Variable: It depends on the cause of the peritonitis, if it is associated with peritoneal dialsis, it amy be a matter of a week or two on antibiotics with or w... Read More

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Very soon.: Initially the patient appears better and and experienced clinician realizes that portends disaster because the appendix has ruptured! If not operated ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Maintain good health: I would begin with activity that you can tolerate. Walking would be a good start and progress up. I would ash your family physician to monitor your p... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Thoughts : Irritation- itis Peritoneum is the inner lining of the abdominal cavity. Perforation of bowel, colon, appendix and some other conditions cause abs... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
You can't: This needs immediate er attention and always will result in a hospital admission, likely abdominal surgery and high dose antibiotic treatment. You ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Examination: Physical examination by your doctor to determine degree of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting. Blood tests may show signs of infection or elevated white ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Pain: The inner lining of the abdominal cavity is called the peritoneum. It has an abundant supply of pain fibers and, when inflamed (peritonitis), will ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Hard to imagine that you would ignore this complication of bowel perforation with growth of bacteria (from the gut) in the open spaces in your belly. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Infection: Peritonitis is an internal infection inside the abdomen. It can come from may factors such as intestinal perforation (primary peritonitis), or infecti... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Primary peritonitis is more common in malnourished people including alcoholics. Peritonitis can complicate peritoneal dialysis. Any condition weakeni... Read More

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