Peritonitis is an inflammation (irritation) of the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the wall of the abdomen and covers the abdominal organs.

  1. The common symptoms of peritonitis are
  2. Abdominal pain or tenderness
  3. Abdominal distention
  4. Fever
  5. Low urine output
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Point tenderness
  8. Thirst
  9. Fluid in the abdomen
  10. Inability to pass feces or gas
  11. Cloudy dialysis fluid (if undergoing peritoneal dialysis)
  12. Shaking chills
  13. Signs of shock
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