Emergency Medicine: Finding cause of abdominal pain is crucial

When I signed onto my computer at the start of a recent shift, I noticed that my first three patients were women with abdominal pain.

Abdominal pain brings a lot of people into the emergency department, so having several patients with abdominal pain at one time is not unusual.

The patients’ ages ranged from late teens to early 30s, and their complaints were similar. In order to get things moving, I ordered a few lab tests and then went in to evaluate each of them.

Read more from Dr. Erika Kube at the Columbus Dispatch…