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Chronic and acute abdominal pain 

Chronic and acute abdominal pain
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Chronic and acute abdominal pain
Author(s):

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis

, and S. Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651382.003.0011
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date: 22 August 2019

This chapter discusses chronic and acute abdominal pain. Chronic abdominal pain is one of the common presenting complaints, accounting for about 10% of referrals to the gynaecology outpatient clinic. This chapter discusses the potential causes, symptoms and signs, investigations, and treatments of chronic abdominal pain. Acute abdominal pain, defined as pain that is sudden in onset (less than 24 hours) usually associated with signs of peritonism (guarding, rebound, rigidity), is also discussed, including causes, history, examination, investigations, diagnosis, and treatment.

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