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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Acute Peritonitis

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What causes someone to develope peritonitis?

What causes someone to  develope peritonitis?

Infection: Peritonitis is an internal infection inside the abdomen. It can come from may factors such as intestinal perforation (primary peritonitis), or infection of pre-existing ascites fluid (secondary peritonitis). It is often a serious condition needing intravenous antibiotics and surgery if the peritonitis is from an intestinal perforation. ...Read more

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Might peritonitis cause constipation?

Might peritonitis cause constipation?

Constipation: Peritonitis is usually an emergency resulting from a rupture of the stomach or intestine. It often requires emergency surgery and can lead to scarring and formation of adhesions in the abdomen. This can contribute to constipation but is usually not the only factor. ...Read more

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Could Acute Peritonitis infection can be treated and cure if it was very small?

Could Acute Peritonitis infection  can be treated and cure if it was very small?

Yes it can: The important thing about acute peritonitis, in to try to control the source of the infection while receiving the appropriate antibiotics to clear the infection . ...Read more

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What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

Multiple organ fail: Peritonitis means INFLAMMATION of the peritoneum, the inner lining of the belly. Sometimes this starts with bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or inflammatory conditions like lupus. Once the inflammation starts, it makes all the major organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain) work much harder than normal. Sometimes those organs can't do the work, and fail one at a time, causing death. ...Read more

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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

Strep: Streptococcus is the most common cause of primary bacterial peritonitis. It is a very serious condition that will require in hospital treatment. ...Read more

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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

There are 3: SBP occurs in patients with ascites, from cirrhosis or other etiologies, 60% of the cases has no bacteria growing on cultures. 40% of patients have positive cultures, most common bacterias are E. Coli, Streptoccocus and Enterococcus. ...Read more

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What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

Inflammation: All of the conditions are caused by inflammation. That means there is irritation of nerve endings leading to pain. Pleurisy is also called pleuritis. In medical terminology, the ending -itis means inflammation. ...Read more

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Is peritonitis only caused from a ruptured appendix or are there other causes?

Is peritonitis only caused from a ruptured appendix or are there other causes?

Peritonitis Causes: Peritonitis is an irritation of the lining which covers the contents inside of your abdomen. Various different disease processes can cause peritonitis. In simple terms, anything that does not belong inside of the abdominal cavity when present. Can cause irritation which leads to peritonitis. ...Read more

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I develop low abdo pain almost every time after masturbation. It lasts for a day and den subsides.What might be the cause, peritonitis or duct block?

I develop low abdo pain almost every time after masturbation. It lasts for a day and den subsides.What might be the cause, peritonitis or duct block?

NEITHER: You should check with a urologist, my best bet is nothing serious just over spasm, but infection should be ruled out as well as your specimen of your ejaculate. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst ruptures cause people to get peritonitis?

Can ovarian cyst ruptures cause people to get peritonitis?

Yes: If the ruptured ovarian cyst contains blood or infected fluid it can cause irritation of the lining of your abdominal cavity and lead to peritonitis. ...Read more

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My Sister died of Acute Peritonitis infection I want to know if is genetic?

My Sister died of Acute Peritonitis infection I want to know if is genetic?

Not genetic: Acute peritonitis is caused by inflammation and infection in the abdominal cavity. This can be caused by diseased organs such as appendix, colon, Fallopian tubes, gall bladder. The underlying problem triggers the peritonitis that then makes a patient seriously ill and at risk for death ...Read more

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If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

Not necessarily: Pelvic inflammatory disease due to chlamydia may not show any significant changes in the usual blood tests. Peritonitis with bacteria would result in elevated white blood cell count. ...Read more

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Would a leaking/ruptured ovarian cyst that caused peritonitis likely show fluid on an ultrasound?

Would a leaking/ruptured ovarian cyst that caused peritonitis likely show fluid on an ultrasound?

Probably would: Leaking or ruptured cysts contain fluid or sometimes blood. Ultrasound is excellent for looking for that fluid. ...Read more

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What is peritonitis?

Thoughts : Irritation- itis Peritoneum is the inner lining of the abdominal cavity. Perforation of bowel, colon, appendix and some other conditions cause abscesses, inflammation, infection in the cavity. ...Read more

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How can I treat peritonitis?

How can I treat peritonitis?

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 can't do this on your own and you must act quickly before you pass out. ...Read more

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What are the tests for peritonitis?

Examination: Physical examination by your doctor to determine degree of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting. Blood tests may show signs of infection or elevated white blood cell count. Sometime x-ray such as ct scan. Sometimes surgery to identify and fix the problem. Sometimes needle retrieval of some peritonitis fluid to check for infection. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peritonitis?

Pain: The irritation can be local and then become diffuse from appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis a, or perforated bowel or a variety of bacterial causes. Ileus or stoppages of bowel motility can be associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can I die from peritonitis if I ignore it?

Can I die from peritonitis if I ignore it?

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. This will cause high fever, striking abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and severe sickness. This is a true medical emergency and needs an ambulance ride to the emergency immediately. ...Read more

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How much time does it take peritonitis to heal?

How much time does it take peritonitis to heal?

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 organs. Depending on the cause, the extent of the infection, the treatment, the state of health, and many other issues it can take as little as a couple of days to several weeks or more. Very hard to answer specifically. Let's say 3-14 days? ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Wong
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Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

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