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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can pneumonia cause severe abdominal pain for more than a week?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: While uncommon, pneumonia can cause abdominal pain, and even a condition known as peritonitis, one of the most severe forms of abdominal pain. See your doctor to be sure.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Mimics appendicitis: Yes, pneumonia can cause severe abdominal pain it can even mimic appendicitis.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause severe abdominal pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Denk
General Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain, some of which need urgent medical and surgical attention. Please go see your doctor or to an emergency room for prompt evaluation and treatment.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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