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How is the cause of abdominal pain determined?

Deborah Davis
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
The cause of abdominal pain is determined by: characteristics of the pain; findings on the physical examination; laboratory, radiological and endoscopic testing; and surgery.

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