How do you get a perforated bowel?
A perforated bowel happens when a medical condition, such as diverticulitis, causes a hole or tear in your bowel. An injury or blockage may also perforate your bowel. Bowel contents can leak into your abdomen through the hole. This may cause a life-threatening infection.
How long can you live with perforated bowel?
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Can you have a perforated bowel and not know it?
Signs and symptoms of a perforated bowel
The signs and symptoms of a perforated GI tract come on gradually, getting worse, although they might not be too noticeable at first. They may include: Severe stomach pain. Chills.
What are the first signs of peritonitis?
Common symptoms of peritonitis include:
- tenderness in your abdomen.
- pain in your abdomen that gets more intense with motion or touch.
- abdominal bloating or distention.
- nausea and vomiting.
- constipation or the inability to pass gas.
- minimal urine output.
- anorexia, or loss of appetite.