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Abdominal pain (acute/chronic)

The cause of this man's abdominal pain is probably not IBS.

Definition

Epidemiology

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Pathophysiology

Differential Diagnosis

Acute

This can be split into anatomical bits.

Chronic

Pancreatitis, ulcers, cholangitis, cholecystitis, aortic aneurysm, renal colic, irritable bowel syndrome, menorrhagia.

Clinical and Associated Features

Emergencies

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Medical Emergencies - these conditions are medical emergencies presenting with abdominal pain. Scary stuff. Remember - acute abdominal pain is surgical until proven otherwise.

Acute

Chronic

  • IBS - diagnosis of exclusion, pain, diarrhoea, no cause found. Treated symptomatically.

Investigations

Management