How is abdominal pain characterized in patients with diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Abdominal pain

  • Nonspecific nonfocal abdominal pain and cramping are common with some organisms.

  • Pain usually does not increase with palpation.

  • With focal abdominal pain worsened by palpation, rebound tenderness, or guarding, be alert for possible complications or for another noninfectious diagnosis.

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