relating to the abdomen. “abdominal pain”
synonyms: stomach, gastric, intestinal, stomachic, enteric, duodenal, visceral, celiac, ventral“abdominal pain can be produced by too much caffeine”
*See the end of the article for our court reporters’ briefs for the word ‘abdominal’
The abdomen, (being a large part of the middle of the body) is part of many medical depositions taken by our court reporters. Patients of various medical procedures and various diagnoses may complain of pain or discomfort in the abdomen. Abdominal pain is pain felt between the chest and groin areas of the body. Common causes include gas and bloating. Some abdominal pain can be caused by inflammation (appendicitis, diverticulitis). Abdominal organs can become stretched out or distended (swelling of the liver, gallstone blockage in the bile duct) Blood not flowing to abdominal organs also causes pain in the abdomen (ischemic colitis). These causes of abdominal pain are more easily diagnosable than others. Sometimes a patient will experience pain in their abdomen without any of the causes mentioned (inflammation, distention, blood supply). There may be no visible cause that is apparent. The patients that experience this “brand” of abdominal discomfort may be referred to a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area of the body and can help diagnose the cause of a patient’s pain.
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Stenographer’s Briefs for abdominal: