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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

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The problems that are most likely to explain your discomfort are constipation, gas, or an irritable bowel. Appendicitis is also a possibility. Because severe abdominal pain can come from a serious medical problem such as an infection, you should be examined by your doctor.


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