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how long does it take to heal from peritonitis

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
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

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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
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Depends: on the cause and underlying medical conditions. After a few hours you would become quite sick. How long to die? Hard to say without more information ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Mishra
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: White count can be up from stress of illness. If abdomen still hurts may need repeat ct abdomen ton rule out abcess
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Days: Left untreated ulcer perforation and sepsis could cause death within days. Ardis can cause body functions to shut down. This is an emergency situation ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
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
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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