Abdominal Pain in Adults (cont.)
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Abdominal Pain in Adults Prognosis
Overall, many types of pain go away without surgery, and most people need only relief from their symptoms.
Medical causes of abdominal pain generally have a good outcome, but there are exceptions.
Surgical causes of abdominal pain have varying outcomes depending on the severity of the condition and the person's underlying medical condition.
For problems with a major blood vessel, such as rupture or blood clot, the prognosis may be less than desirable.
In general, the older the patient and the more underlying conditions the patient has, the worse the outcome of a surgical intervention.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2014
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