The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: peritonitis  (Read 8819 times)

Offline ukmicky

  • Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3011
    • View Profile
    • http://www.space-talk.com/
peritonitis
« on: 04/08/2006 19:57:02 »
I'm going to turkey on sunday night, but today my daughter went to the doctors with a swollen neck which the doctor diagnosed as  peritonitis .

 I thought you got peritonitis in your stomach not neck.? Anybody

Michael


 

Offline Mjhavok

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • View Profile
    • http://cantmakeadifference.blogspot.com
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2006 00:17:16 »
Yes. Peritonitis is the inflammation of the peritoneum which is the lining of the abdominal cavity. Peritonitis can be quite painful and people usually double over in pain. I am not a doctor but if her neck is swollen I would first think it was her lymph nodes commonly called "swollen glands". Could you possibly have misheard the doctor or he/she said another term which I can't think of that maybe came close to the word peritonitis. This seems unlikely as it is your childs health and you probably paid attention. Many things can make a persons neck swell. I would go back to the doctors and double check or maybe phone that NHS 24 service. Alternatively perhaps someone on here who is more versed on the subject than me can help.
 

Offline ukmicky

  • Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3011
    • View Profile
    • http://www.space-talk.com/
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2006 01:02:56 »
Cheers Steve

Its totally weird :) My wife and my daughter were in their and they both came out saying the same thing. He definitely said Peritonitis, if not it must be something very similar for them both to get it wrong.

She's been put on antibiotics as they don't know if its bacterial or viral and because as we're going to turkey its better to be safe than sorry.

Ps
Maybe he was trying to hit on my wife and said to my duaghter not peritonitis but rather  "your parent is nicest" ive seen today.

Ok not one of my best jokes.:)

Michael
« Last Edit: 05/08/2006 01:23:45 by ukmicky »
 

Offline moonfire

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4597
  • Can't stand the heat, step away from the fire!
    • View Profile
    • http://www.m2global.com/stormdiamonds
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2006 01:31:42 »
I thought that was pretty good Michael!  :-)

"Lo" Loretta
 

Offline Mjhavok

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • View Profile
    • http://cantmakeadifference.blogspot.com
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #4 on: 05/08/2006 01:34:32 »
lol Michael.

It is weird him saying Peritonitis. Well it seems weird to me but I'm not an MD so maybe just maybe he knows more than me lol. Maybe it can somehow cause neck swelling. I can't think how though. :-S.

I bet Chris would know.

Steven
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #5 on: 06/08/2006 06:05:52 »
There are also thyroid problems that can cause neck sweeling. My neck swells when my thyroid medication is not right. Too much or too little, I cannot remember! I hope she is okay, But Michael you should double check before you leave. What is the medical situation like in Turkey! Will she be able to get good care should the need arise?
  You know, if her body is fighting and infection internally, wouldn't it be normal for your lymp nodes to kick in to try to fight the infection. This, sometimes causing swelling in the neck. Might that not happen when the lymphatic system kicks in?


snapshotPeritonitis
 

Peritonitis «PEHR uh tuh NY tihs», is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. It is an illness that can cause death. The peritoneum may become inflamed if it is attacked by bacteria or irritated by a foreign substance. Peritonitis may be either chronic or acute. Chronic peritonitis lasts for a long… more >>
 
 

Content provided by World Book Peritonitis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Peritonitis ICD-10 K65.
ICD-9 567
Peritonitis is inflammation (often due to infection) of the peritoneum, which is a two-layered serous membrane covering both the surfaces of the organs that lie in the abdominal cavity and the inner surface of the abdominal cavity itself. Since it is frequently life-threatening, acute peritonitis is a medical emergency. The prognosis for untreated peritonitis is very poor.

[edit]
Causes
A major cause of bacterial peritonitis is internal perforation of the gastrointestinal tract, contaminating the abdominal cavity with gastric contents and gut flora, the bacteria that live in the digestive tract. Perforation may result as a complication of an intestinal foreign body, colonic diverticulum, or a ruptured appendix, a possible consequence of untreated acute appendicitis. The possibility of peritonitis is the reason why acute appendicitis warrants fast treatment (generally, appendectomy), and other possible causes equally require laparotomy for inspection and treatment.

[edit]
Signs and symptoms
Patients with peritonitis are frequently in great pain and may present in the fetal position with knees drawn up (this position reduces tension on abdominal muscles by compressing them). Since movement is painful, the abdomen is usually tender, and these patients may hold very still. The abdominal wall is usually rigid (Genuit and Napolitano, 2004). Pain may be localized or diffuse (Genuit and Napolitano, 2004). Patients may have nausea, vomiting, and fever (All Refer Health).

[edit]
External links
All Refer Health article on peritonitis
Genuit T and Napolitano L. 2004. Peritonitis and Abdominal Sepsis. Emedicine.com
Health square. 2004. Peritonitis.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peritonitis"
Categories: Inflammations | Medical emergencies | Surgery



Karen
« Last Edit: 06/08/2006 07:10:04 by Karen W. »
 

Offline Mjhavok

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • View Profile
    • http://cantmakeadifference.blogspot.com
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #6 on: 06/08/2006 18:52:20 »
Enjoy your holiday.
 

ROBERT

  • Guest
Re: peritonitis
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2006 11:55:35 »
quote:
Originally posted by Mjhavok

Could you possibly have misheard the doctor or he/she said another term which I can't think of that maybe came close to the word peritonitis.


What about parotitis:-

" What are the parotid glands?
The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands buried within each cheek. The saliva they produce comes out of a tiny opening (duct) within the cheek on either side, usually at the level of the upper back teeth.

What is parotitis?
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes, but the clinical picture remains broadly similar

Viral parotitis
The commonest viral cause of parotitis is mumps. It usually affects 4 to 10 year olds and causes painful swelling of both parotid glands.."
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/parotitis.htm

"Mumps can lead to male infertility if men catch it as adults,
 although this is an extremely rare complication."
http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/mumps.html

« Last Edit: 07/08/2006 17:16:47 by ROBERT »
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: peritonitis
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2006 11:55:35 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums