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Abdominal Distress

Alternate Names : Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort

Abdominal Distress | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatments vary widely depending on the cause of the abdominal discomfort. Treatment may include medicines or surgery.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

All medicines have potential side effects, including allergic reactions and stomach upset. Surgery carries a risk of bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Follow-up depends on the underlying cause. A person may need no further monitoring or may need treatment for the rest of his or her life.

How is the condition monitored?

Monitoring depends on the underlying cause of the problem. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/25/01

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