Objectives: You students will be able to determine the origin of abdominal pain from particular attention to a detailed description of the pain and associated symptoms. get the differential diagnosis (DD) depending on physical finding and proper diagnostic approach. recognize and treat Gastroenteritis.
Acute Abdominal Pain One working definition of acute abdominal pain is pain so bad that the patient cannot wait until tomorrow or next week for a physician appointment.
Final Diagnosis for the PrSy of Abd Pain (Acute and Chronic) in FP offices Frequency (%)Diagnosis 250 (50.4) 51 (9.2) 37 (6.7) 32 (5.8) 21 (3.8) Abdominal pain, cause undocumented Acute GE UTI IBS PID
Common routes of infection Food Contaminated water Contact with an infected person Unwashed hands Dirty utensils
Symptoms Diarrhea Abdominal pain or cramping Nausea Vomiting Fever Poor feeding (in infants)
Symptoms (continued) Unintentional weight loss (a sign of dehydration) Excessive sweating Clammy skin Muscle pain or joint stiffness Incontinence (loss of stool control)
Signs of dehydration Extreme thirst Dark urine Dry skin Dry mouth Sunken cheeks or eyes In infants, dry diapers (for more than 4-6 hours)
Diagnosis Medical history Physical examination Stool culture
DD Pneumonia Septicemia UTI Meningitis Appendicitis Intussusception Hirschsprung’s disease
Treatment Replacement of fluids and electrolytes Antibiotics if it’s bacterial
Prevention Washing hands Cleaning and disinfection Safe water Food sanitation
Objectives: You students will be able to determine the origin of abdominal pain from particular attention to a detailed description of the pain and associated symptoms. get the DD depending on physical finding and proper diagnostic approach. Recognize and treat GE.