What’s The “Take Home”? Severe, Persistent Abdominal Pain in a Young Woman
September 01, 2008
A 24-year-old woman presents with severe, persistent, left-sided abdominal pain that began about 12 hours earlier. Over-the-counter medications have provided no relief. The pain is not associated with dietary intake, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dysuria. The patient denies fevers, chills, and recent trauma to her abdomen.