Pelvic peritonitis is inflammation and infection of the peritoneum,
the membrane lining the abdomen in the pelvic area. Pelvic peritonitis occurs
most often as a complication of an infection of the fallopian tubes.
Signs of peritonitis include:
Swelling of the abdomen.
pain and tenderness in the abdomen that becomes worse when the person moves,
coughs, or presses on the abdomen. The pain sometimes goes up into the
Nausea and vomiting.
A rapid pulse.
Chills and fever.
A person with these symptoms should seek immediate medical
attention. Without treatment, the illness rapidly worsens and can become
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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