Abdominal Pain in Adults (cont.)
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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