Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • GORD
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Infectious gastroenteritis
  • Lactase deficiency
  • Chronic cholecystitis, Chronic cholelithiasis
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastroparesis
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome (CAPS)
  • Chronic abdominal wall pain
  • Referred pain

Uncommon

  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Subacute intestinal obstruction
  • Coeliac disease
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic mesenteric ischaemia
  • Superior mesenteric artery syndrome
  • Acute intermittent porphyria
  • Heavy metal poisoning (lead, arsenic)
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
  • Chronic pyelonephritis
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cystic disease
  • Narcotic bowel syndrome
  • Abdominal migraine

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Assistant Professor

Maternal and Child Health

Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill

NC

Disclosures

TRK declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill

NC

Disclosures

YR declares that he has no competing interests.

Drs Yehuda Ringel and Tamar Ringel-Kulka would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr A. Sidney Barritt IV, a previous co-contributor to this monograph. ASB declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Surgery Resident

Department of Surgery

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Knoxville

TN

Disclosures

FA declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Medicine

Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston

TX

Disclosures

NS declares that he has no competing interests.

Gastroenterologist

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Nashua

NH

Disclosures

SN declares that he has no competing interests.

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