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For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

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Dr Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: A few painful days

A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine.
A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed.

In brief: A few painful days

A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine.
A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed.
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