After analyzing your symptoms and performing a physical examination to see where the pain is coming from, your doctor will order a blood and urine test to assess a possible infection. It will also require imaging studies such as x-rays, computed tomography, and MRI, which detects the presence of lesions in the abdomen and the organs located in it, in order to confirm the diagnosis.
The treatment indicated for peritonitis will depend on the cause that originated it, its severity, and if there is an infection, but generally you will be given intravenous antibiotics to fight the infection and painkillers.
In the case of secondary peritonitis, urgent surgical intervention will be necessary in order to clean the peritoneal area and remove the infected tissue.
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