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Abdomen

Your abdomen is more than just your stomach and six-pack (for us muscular types). It’s home to many of your vital organs—your intestines and bladder, the reproductive system, the quirky appendix, and more. So when pain strikes, it requires a bit of sleuthing.

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9 Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain

Acute abdominal pain is intense and hits you suddenly. The conditions that cause it, such as appendicitis and acute bowel obstruction, are medical emergencies. Some causes are life-threatening, so getting immediate treatment is crucial.
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Abdomen Itch: Symptoms & Causes

An itchy abdomen can be caused by a range of issues from contact dermatitis to shingles. Learn what the symptoms mean and how to treat it.
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