• These resources are targeted at providing you with a general approach to abdominal pain rather than the specific diagnostic and management steps for each of the many causes of abdominal pain.
  • Remember to always consider cardiac and metabolic causes of abdominal pain and think ectopic pregnancy and testicular torsion in females and males respectively.
  • Abdominal pain in children, adults and elderly patients require separate diagnostic and prognostic considerations.
  • If you think AAA may be a differential diagnosis – Talk to a senior about ED AAA Ultrasound

Introduction to abdominal pain

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 Learning resources

 X-ray interpretation


Think : Do you really need that abdominal x-ray…?