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Can a CT scan detect peritonitis?
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
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In this regard, will a CT scan show peritonitis?
Acute peritonitis presents with nonspecific clinical and laboratory features. To date multidetector CT represents the best imaging modality to evaluate patients with acute abdominal pain. In this setting, radiologists should be aware of CT findings indicative of acute peritoneal diseases.
Secondly, how do you test for peritonitis? Several other tests can help your doctor diagnose peritonitis:
- A blood test, called a complete blood count (CBC), can measure your white blood cell count (WBC).
- If you have a buildup of fluid in your abdomen, your doctor can use a needle to remove some and send it to a laboratory for fluid analysis.
Beside this, what are the first signs of peritonitis?
The first symptoms of peritonitis are typically poor appetite and nausea and a dull abdominal ache that quickly turns into persistent, severe abdominal pain, which is worsened by any movement. Other signs and symptoms related to peritonitis may include: Abdominal tenderness or distention.
What is the most common cause of peritonitis?
Infection. Perforation of part of the gastrointestinal tract is the most common cause of peritonitis.