Causes of diffuse abdominal pain

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Diffuse abdominal pain should be aggressively evaluated for a surgical abdomen since it often denotes a potentially life-threatening etiology.

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Life Threatening Causes

Life-threatening causes include conditions which result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

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Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Chemical/Poisoning Lead poisoning
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect Narcotic withdrawal, laxatives like Sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Adrenal insufficiency, ketoacidosis
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Acute pancreatitis, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal perforation, ileus, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ischemic colitis, large bowel obstruction, mesenteric ischemia, necrotizing enterocolitis, Ogilvie syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, peritonitis, small bowel obstruction, volvulus
Genetic Familial Mediterranean fever, hereditary angioedema, porphyria
Hematologic No underlying causes
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease Malaria, herpes zoster
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic No underlying causes
Obstetric/Gynecologic Endometriosis
Oncologic No underlying causes
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte Uremia
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy Lupus mesenteric vasculitis
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous Retroperitoneal fibrosis, spider bite

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