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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)
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
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
Vancomycin: Single episodes of excessive serum levels of vancomycin are not likely to be deleterious unless you have severe pre-existing kidney impairment or are concomitantly taking drugs toxic to the kidneys. Hope your illness clears up quickly. Best wishes. ...Read more
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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