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most common cause of acute RUQ pain
acute cholecystitis

Acute Pyelonephritis
most common cause of acute epigastric pain
peptic ulcer disease

acute pancreatitis
most common cause of acute LUQ pain
splenic rupture
most common cause of acute LLQ pain
colonic diverticulitis

colon cancer
most common cause of acute suprapubic pain
bladder pathology
most common cause of acute RLQ pain
appendicitis

mesenteric lymphadenitis

ovarian cyst if young female
acute abdominal pain in children
Life threatening:
truama
intussusception
incarcerated hernia
intestinal malortation
volvulus

non life threatening
Gastroenteritis
UTI
Catastrophic acute abdominal pain
bleeding - rupture AAA

infection - perforated viscus, bowel ischemia, appendicitis, cholangitis -----> sepsis
high risk patients for error in diagnosis
children
elderly
immunocompromised
most common abdominal pain to ER
appendicitis
diverticulitis
acute cholecystitis/cholangitis
small bowel obstruction
hernia
perforated viscus
ruptured AAA
gastroenteritis

acronym: hard gasp
Lab tests to run for acute abdominal pain
CBC
CMP - metabolic panel
Urinalysis
Lipase