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Clinical systems

characteristics of various types of abdominal pain

ConditionType of PainLocationRadiation
Appendicitis crampy, steady periumbilical, RLQ back
cholecystitis intermittent, steady epigastric, RUQ right scapula
pancreatitis steady epigastric, periumbilical back
perforation sudden, severe epigastric entire abdomen
obstruction crampy periumbilical back
infarction severe, diffuse periumbilical entire abdomen
esophagitis burning retrosternal left arm, back
peptic ulcer gnawing epigastric back
dyspepsia bloating, dull epigastric none
IBS crampy LLQ, RLQ none
Created by: cbelmonte