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  • What is Acute Abdomen?

    • Acute abdomen is any serious acute intra-abdominal condition attended by sudden onset, pain, tenderness, and muscular rigidity, and usually requiring emergency surgery.

  • Causes

    • Indigestion
    • Constipation
    • Infection
    • Food poisoning
    • Food allergies
    • Gas
    • Lactose intolerance
    • Peptic Ulcers
    • Hernia
    • Gallstones
    • Crohn"s disease
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Appendicitis

  • Risk Factors

    • Infancy or childhood
    • Increased age

  • Symptoms

    • Pain in abdomen
    • Fever
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Constipation/Diarrhoea
    • Distension of abdomen

  • Diagnosis

    • Biochemistry
    • Ultrasound
    • CT scan
    • Endoscopy
    • MRI scan (rarely in emergency)

  • Treatment

    Based on the cause of problem-
    • Medications – in majority of patients
    • Diet or lifestyle changes
    • Surgery