If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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.
Last Revised: November 23, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
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