Recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort
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It is frequently necessary to investigate many patients who complain of recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort. However, attention to the history will often make the diagnosis obvious and lead to more logical and fruitful approach. It is particularly important to note the nature, severity, frequency and duration of each bout. It must be ascertained whether the pain is localized to a single site or diffuse and whether there is radiation to other areas. Finally, what are the particular factors that precipitate or relieve the symptoms?
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Peptic Ulcer Severe Acute Pancreatitis Gallbladder Disease Dyspeptic Symptom
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