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Pelvic peritonitis is inflammation and infection of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines 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:
A person with these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Without treatment, the illness rapidly worsens and can become life-threatening.
Current as of: November 8, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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