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Evaluating acute abdominal pain in adults

Cook, Katie PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: March 2005 - Volume 18 - Issue 3 - p 1–8

A patient comes into your office practically doubled over in pain. Where should your workup begin? What clues are most revealing? And how do you examine the patient kindly, without increasing the pain?

Ms. Cook works in primary care at the VA Medical Center in IowaCity, Iowa. The author has indicated no relationships to discloserelatingto the content of this article.

© 2005 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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