An 18-year-old male presents to urgent care with widespread abdominal “gas pain” for several days. He denies changes in diet or changes in bowel habits. However, he recalls having a hard collision with another player during a lacrosse game prior to onset of symptoms.

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An 18-Year-Old with Diffuse Abdominal Pain
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