Peritonitis is inflammation of the membranes of the abdominal wall and organs. Peritonitis may be caused by the rupture of infected organs such as the appendix or bowel. Symptoms include strong abdominal (stomach) pain. Peritonitis is life threatening if not treated promptly.
The symptoms of peritonitis include:
- Severe and constant abdominal pain
- Inability to break wind or pass stools
- Nausea and vomiting