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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

Your abdominal pain may be from a serious infection, and you should be evaluated by your doctor today.

Your symptoms may be caused by an infection in the lung (pneumonia). Alternatively, you may have an infection surrounding the lung. When fluid or infection collects around the lung, the fluid is called a "pleural effusion."


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