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Can sepsis affect my intestines?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It can cause the intestine to stop working.
You can get a stomach ulcer. In extreme cases, blood flow to the intestine can be severely reduced. Fluid can build up in the abdomen.

In brief: Yes
It can cause the intestine to stop working.
You can get a stomach ulcer. In extreme cases, blood flow to the intestine can be severely reduced. Fluid can build up in the abdomen.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, especially if
Shock is present.
The decreased blood flow and therefore oxygen to the intestines can lead to injury of your intestines. Blood clots can also form in the tiny blood vessels to your intestines and prevent oxygen and nutrients from getting to your intestines.

In brief: Yes, especially if
Shock is present.
The decreased blood flow and therefore oxygen to the intestines can lead to injury of your intestines. Blood clots can also form in the tiny blood vessels to your intestines and prevent oxygen and nutrients from getting to your intestines.
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
Sepsis can lead to multi-organ failure to include intestinal injury from poor blood flow.

In brief: Yes
Sepsis can lead to multi-organ failure to include intestinal injury from poor blood flow.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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