Top
20
Doctor insights on: Tests For Acute Peritonitis

Share
1

1
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. Jared Fialkow
84 doctors shared insights

Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels (Definition)

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How do you test for peritonitis - dialysis associated?

How do you test for peritonitis - dialysis associated?

Fluid sample to lab: Of course some telltale signs include abdominal pain and cloudy fluid effluent (coming out). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
My Sister died of Acute Peritonitis infection I want to know if is genetic?

My Sister died of Acute Peritonitis infection I want to know if is genetic?

Not genetic: Acute peritonitis is caused by inflammation and infection in the abdominal cavity. This can be caused by diseased organs such as appendix, colon, Fallopian tubes, gall bladder. The underlying problem triggers the peritonitis that then makes a patient seriously ill and at risk for death ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

Not necessarily: Pelvic inflammatory disease due to chlamydia may not show any significant changes in the usual blood tests. Peritonitis with bacteria would result in elevated white blood cell count. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

16

16
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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are csome omplications of peritonitis - dialysis associated?

What are csome omplications of peritonitis - dialysis associated?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Might peritonitis cause constipation?

Might peritonitis cause constipation?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How often is an operation of peritonitis in babies?

How often is an operation of peritonitis in babies?

Peritonitis: It is rare fore babies to get peritonitis. An operation is usually a life saving procedure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

EZ 4 U 2 SAY: The lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), lungs (pleura), and heart (pericardium) are all innervated with many nerve fibers. Therefore, anything that irritates these linings can cause severe pain. In contrat, many of the organs that reside in these cavities have very few pain fibers; the nerves are more responsible for organ function. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Wong
76 doctors shared insights

Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

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