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 one may have to go to the hospital. Acute abdominal pain can signal a variety of more serious conditions, some of which require immediate medical care and/or surgery.
Abdominal Organs, Anterior View
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Causes

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

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