When a hole develops in the wall of the intestine, its contents can leak into the abdomen and cause inflammation. If this happens, you may experience severe abdominal pain, chills, fever, vomiting and a rigid stomach.
A ruptured intestine can occur for various reasons including ulcers, gallstones, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease. This is a medical emergency and surgery is usually required as soon as possible to correct the issue.
The professionals at North Carolina Surgery are experienced in providing emergency surgical care. When you are in pain and need emergent care, we are here around the clock. Whether the surgery is minor or serious, we provide each patient with high quality, caring treatment. Our extensive experience and use of the latest technology allow us to quickly diagnose and treat your ruptured intestine. We will have you back on your feet as soon as possible.
For more information on a ruptured intestine and its treatment, visit the National Institutes of Health.