Symptoms typically include lower abdominal pain of a sudden onset.
The cause of ileus is still uncertain but there have been strongly linked associated risk factors. The main identified risk factor is major gastrointestinal surgery and the postoperative state is the most popular setting for development of ileus and it is an expected complication. Other contributing factors are…
The diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome is difficult. It was once considered a diagnosis of exclusion; however, this belief is no longer valid. The diagnosis is based on history, general physical examination, laboratory investigations and radiographic studies. The findings in history and general physical examination often…
Inflammatory bowel disease, abbreviated IBD, is a group of inflammatory conditions with two major types, ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. After a proper workup it is usually possible to determine which form of IBD is present in a patient, if not, the condition is referred to as indeterminate colitis. Other types of…
Bacteria commonly found in stool are the main etiological agents from this infection. Most commonly responsible bacteria are Escherichia coli, Proteus, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas. E. coli is found in 85% of cases. Gram-positive agents like Enterococcus Faecalis and Staphylococcus Aureus can also cause…
Acute gastroenteritis (AG) is a very common disease associated with inflammation of the stomach and intestines that can be triggered by all kinds of pathogens, i.e., by viruses, bacteria and parasites, and by consciously or unconsciously ingested toxins. By far most cases are caused by viral infection, especially…
Influenza has an excellent prognosis. Like all infectious diseases, it has a certain duration of action after which the symptoms begin to slowly subside. When there are no complications, acute symptoms subside within 3-7 days. Post-influenza asthenia may last for a few weeks. The mortality associated with influenza is…
Gastrointestinal tract Gonorrhea may cause lower abdominal pain as well as pain in bowel movements.
Imperforate hymen: cause of lower abdominal pain in teenage girls. […] In adolescent girls, symptoms most frequently appear around 12 and 13 years, and an expanding abdominal mass accompanied by cyclic lower abdominal pain is characteristic for