Approach to Abdominal Pain

WebPage_AbdominalPainAbdominal pain is the single most common presenting complaint for patients visiting the emergency department.  The diagnostic possibilities range from the benign to the immediately life threatening.  The age, gender, and previous history of each patient will modify the differential diagnosis and guide the clinical evaluation.  This module will discuss an approach to the patient presenting to the ED with abdominal pain.

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Acknowledgements:  Rick Penciner, MD (Author), Lauren Self, MD (Peer Reviewer)