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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

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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For how long could I have peritonitis or sepsis before dying?

For how long could I have peritonitis or sepsis before dying?

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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Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

See below: Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate. You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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How long after a severe peptic ulcer perforation before peritonitis and sepsis will kill a person? (let's assume the person is in his sixties)

How long after a severe peptic ulcer perforation before peritonitis and sepsis will kill a person? (let's assume the person is in his sixties)

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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What is peritonitis?

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?

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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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.

I'm not volunteering however!! ...Read more

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How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

Very rare: Mrsa is a skin flora mainly and unless your septic with it the cance of peritonitis is rare! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have peritonitis without an infection?

Is it possible to have peritonitis without an infection?

Yes: Peritonitis in inflammation of the peritoneal cavity (the spaces surrounding your intestines and internal organs). Infection is the most comon cause, but there are less common causes, like radiation, . ...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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Is peritonitis a contagious disease?

Is peritonitis a contagious disease?

No: Peritonitis is an infectious but not contagious disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for peritonitis when doing capd?

Usually antibiotics: It may require antibiotics and temporary hemodialysis. Sometimes removal and exchange of the catheter is required too. Rarely is surgery required beyond that. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Wong
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