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Abdominal Pain in Adults (cont.)

Surgery

Some types of abdominal pain require surgical treatment.

  • If the patient's pain comes from an infected internal organ, such as the appendix or gallbladder, they will be admitted to a hospital and will require hospitalization, observation, and finally surgery.
  • Bowel obstruction sometimes requires surgery, depending on what is causing the obstruction.
  • If the patient's pain comes from a ruptured or perforated organ, such as the bowel or stomach, they will need immediate surgery and will be taken directly to an operating room.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2014

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