Intestinal perforation; Perforation of the intestines
Treatment usually involves surgery to repair the hole (perforation). Occasionally, a small part of the intestine must be removed. A temporary
In rare cases, antibiotics alone can be used to treat patients whose perforations have closed. This can be confirmed by a physical exam, blood tests, CT scan, and x-rays.
Surgery is usually successful, but depends on the severity of the perforation and the length of time to treatment.
- Infection (including a widespread infection called
sepsis, which can lead to death) Intra-abdominal abscess
Calling your health care provider
Call your doctor if you have severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in your stool, or changes in bowel habits.