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How Quickly Will Peritonitis Kill You
Bacterial peritonit: This means inflammation of the peritoneum. It is often infectious and usually bacterial. The bacteria get into the blood stream, or form abscesses in the abdomen or adjacent organs like the liver, spleen, emboli to the lungs. The usual cause of death is sepsis, but there are other possibilities. ...Read more
Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)
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
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
Ab Pain: There are a few complications assoicated with peritoneal dialysis. They range form mild symptoms such as constipation or a bloated feeling. However there are more serious side effects like peritonitis (infection in the peritoneum) omentum wrapping (where parts of omentum wrap around the catheter) that require immediate medicla attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: I'm going to assume by cloudy water you mean urine. There can be many reasons for this but most of the time urine should be clear. You may have another medical issue which your internist can help sort out. Peritonitis is usually a very serious infection which produces severe abdominal pain and fever. ...Read more
It would be: extremely unusual to have peritonitis and be afebrile or pain free. ...Read more
Is it possible to have chronic untreated peritonitis, or is there no such thing because untreated peritonitis is fatal?
Peritonitis: Peritonitis is generally not fatal. Yes it can be chronic. Causes include liver failure,bacterial & viral infection, chemical, drug induced etc.....so it depends on the type what the treatment is. Treatment may be in the form of an antibiotics..or if there's fluid in the peritoneum..it may require drainage. The root cause needs to be identified. A gastroenterologist is the place to start. ...Read more
What are the consequences (on ones health) of an overdose of vancomycin? (currently 34.5 mg/l and took another 500 mg interperitonneally 4 peritonitis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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