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Tender abdomen: Tender abdomen is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:
Causes of Abdominal pain (Tender abdomen): See detailed list of causes below.
Abdominal pain (medical symptom): Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
Abdominal pain (medical symptom): Abdominal pain causes can range from extremely severe life-threatening conditions (e.g. acute appendicitis, abdominal aneurysm), to various less serious conditions (e.g., heartburn, reflux, gastroenteritis, etc.) Any symptom of abdominal pain needs prompt professional medical advice. Sudden and/or very severe abdominal pain should be treated as a medical emergency.
It is often helpful to categorize abdominal pain into more specific types such as lower abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain, left abdominal pain, right abdominal pain, epigastric pain (pain behind the breastbone, such as in heartburn, reflux, or GERD), side pain, and other types of abdominal pain.
Abdominal pain is a very common symptom, and also common in children. Unfortunately, because there are so many possible causes of abdominal pain, and many cases are not serious, many cases of acute appendicitis are misdiagnosed each year as gastroenteritis or some other similar condition, especially in children and infants. Although appendicitis is an uncommon condition, it can be fatal. And there are many other serious conditions that may cause abdominal pain.
The list of medical condition causes of Abdominal pain (Tender abdomen) includes:
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For a medical symptom description of 'Tender abdomen', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Abdominal pain (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Tender abdomen' may be possible.
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