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My Abdominal Pain Story: The Onset

Hello all! I hope you’re having a pain free day. For today’s post,  I feel that since I am going to the Mayo Clinic soon, I should explain how this abdominal pain got started, and give a summary of what I’ve tried thus far. 654 kata lagi

Chronic Pain

Does this patient have an intrauterine pregnancy?

With POCUS, you rule-out an ectopic pregnancy by ruling in an intrauterine pregnancy.  In the absence of reproductive assistance (in-vitro, hormone therapy, etc), the likelihood of having an ectopic AND an IUP is very low.  2 minute video here.


Is there free fluid in Morison's pouch?

Want a quick 2 minute refresher on looking for free fluid in Morison’s pouch – the first image of the FAST exam?  If you have a hypotensive patient and you don’t see fluid here, odds are pretty good that the cause is something other than intraabdominal hemorrhage.  2 minute video here.



There is no better video on the internet anywhere than this one which shows how to perform an extended FAST exam AND SHOWS PATHOLOGY.  8 minute video here.


What is the post-void residual?

Before you order a foley catheter which is one of the more painful procedures in emergency medicine, first check to be sure that the bladder is distended.  25 kata lagi


Does this patient have gallstones?

The primary question with biliary ultrasound is that of gallstones – are they present?  In the appropriate patient, the YES/NO answer to this can really help guide further care – pursue formal imaging or eliminate the GB from the differential.  2 minute video here.