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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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Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels (Definition)

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How does peritonitis kill?

How does peritonitis kill?

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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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

Dr. Deborah Wong
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Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

An infection of the abdominal lining is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of the lining of the inside of the belly. Common symptoms may include abdominal pain, ...Read more