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Classification of Abdominal Pain and Comorbid Conditions - Abdominal Pain

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Abdominal pain is a common physical complaint that patients report to medical clinicians, and it has a wide array of causes, ranging from very simple to complex. Although many cases of abdominal pain turn out to be minor constipation or gastroenteritis, there are more serious causes that need to be ruled out. An accurate patient medical history, family medical history, and medical testing are important to make an accurate diagnosis. Initial assessment and diagnostic testing will help to provide an early indication of the cause of abdominal pain and the possible treatment options. This is the first in a 3-part series on Abdominal Pain.

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Course Syllabus

I. Introduction
II. Potential Causes of Abdominal Pain
1. Acute or Chronic Pain
III. Main Types of Abdominal Pain
1. Visceral Pain
2. Parietal Pain
3. Neurogenic Pain
4. Psychogenic Pain
5. Referred Pain
IV. Pain Classification and Comorbid Disease
1. Tension Abdominal Pain
2. Inflammatory Pain
3. Ischemic Pain
V. Abdominal Disease Conditions
1. Peritonitis
2. Pancreatitis
3. Appendicitis
4. Cholecystitis
5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
6. Ischemic Bowel Disease
VI. Summary


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