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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

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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How can I treat peritonitis - dialysis associated?

How can I treat peritonitis - dialysis associated?

Antibiotics: To be prescribed by your dialysis doctor. They could be put directly into the peritoneal fluid by your dialysis nurse. ...Read more

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What do doctors use to treat peritonitis?

What do doctors use to treat peritonitis?

RxUnderlying Problem: Peritonitis is almost always secondary to an underlying problem in the abdominal cavity such as appendicitis, a perforated ulcer, or diverticulitis; therefore, rx is directed at those problems. Peritonitis may also occur due to chronic catheters in the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis, ascites)--this usually responds to antibiotics +/- catheter removal. ...Read more

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Does peritonitis always kill you if it isn't treated?

Does peritonitis always kill you if it isn't treated?

Not always.: Peritonitis refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum. This layer is heavily innervated by nerve fibers and it's inflammation causes severe pain. The severity of peritonitis has more to do with what caused the peritonitis (appendicitis, perforated ulcer, diverticulitis, etc). Many of these problems can lead to life-threatening infections if untreated. ...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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How to treat if cirrhosis have spontaneous bacterial peritonitis ?how many days for secondary prevention?

How to treat if cirrhosis have spontaneous bacterial peritonitis ?how many days for secondary prevention?

See doctor: Cirrhosis is not a do it yourself issue. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a serious complication. ...Read more

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Hi.I had a lap appendectomy 45 days ago and developed pelvic peritonitis 3 weeks after the surgery.i was treated but now again i have pain in pelvis?

Hi.I had a lap appendectomy 45 days ago  and developed pelvic  peritonitis 3 weeks after the surgery.i was treated but now again i have pain in pelvis?

Get examined: first of all you need to have a major problem excluded such as an intra-abdominal abscess or recurrent infection. You should see your doctor ASAP, and possibly get imaging study done based on physical exam findings ...Read more

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Cirrhosis stage 4,she went to hospital to treat bacteria in fluid of peritonitis but now she still have fever why?what should we do?

Cirrhosis stage 4,she went to hospital to treat bacteria in fluid of peritonitis but now she still have fever why?what should we do?

Bacteria sensitivity: It would be important to know more about the bacteria - if the antibiotics used are actually effective or not. Unfortunately these bacteria are getting smarter and smarter. Hopefully your doctor can explain the treatment. Liver patients are weaker than usual because the liver is so important. I would ask that her blood stream also be checked for infection- sometimes that happens with peritonitis. ...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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What are the tests for peritonitis?

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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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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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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Are some people more prone to getting peritonitis?

Yes: Primary peritonitis is more common in malnourished people including alcoholics. Peritonitis can complicate peritoneal dialysis. Any condition weakening your intestines can also cause bowel perforation with peritonitis to follow (e.g. Inflammatory bowel disease [crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis] and diverticulitis). ...Read more

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Could any expert explain to me what peritonitis is? Thanks!

Peritonitis: The definition of peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum. The peritoneum lines the inside of the abdominal wall covering the internal organs. Peritonitis can be a result of an intra-abdominal infection or can be due to a non-infectious cause. ...Read more

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Describe for me the symptoms of peritonitis? Who is likely to get this?

Peritonitis: Peritonitis is a serious intra-abdominal inflammation usually from infection or from leakage from a hole in the intestine, leaking into the abdominal cavity. There is usually severe abdominal pain, vomiting, sometimes fever. Who gets this could be ruptured appendicitis, perforation from stomach ulcer or colon diverticulitis, etc. ...Read more

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Can peritonitis be left untreated for 3-6 days without dying or having shock?

Can peritonitis be left untreated for 3-6 days without dying or having shock?

Hypothetically: its possible. If the body were to "wall-off" a small perforation and form an abscess. Such an individual would still be very ill. But after 3-6 days, it is possible they would not be dead or in septic shock.

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Is peritonitis contagious?

No: There are multiple types of peritonitis, but almost all of them are caused by conditions that are not transmitted from person to person. There are some rare exceptions. Ask the dr. Caring for the affected patient, he will be able to elaborate based on the specifics of the case. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Wong
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