Acute Abdomen

(Acute Abdominal Pain; Severe Stomach Ache; Abdominal Cramps; Surgical Abdomen)

Definition

Acute abdomen is the medical term used for pain in the abdomen that usually comes on suddenly and is so severe that a person may seek emergency treatment. Acute abdominal pain can signal a variety of more serious conditions, some of which require immediate medical care and/or surgery.
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Causes

There are a number of possible causes of acute abdomen. These may include:

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