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Relating to the abdomen.
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Of or relating to the abdomen.
An abdominal muscle: an exercise machine that works the abdominals.

ab·dom′i·nal·ly adv.
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adjective Pertaining or referring to the abdomen.
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Relating to the abdomen.
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1. Referring to the ABDOMEN.
2. Of a surgical operation performed through an incision in the wall of the abdomen, which could be performed via a different route, e.g. an abdominal hysterectomy.
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Patient discussion about abdominal

Q. What Causes Specific Abdominal Pain? Everytime I go see a doctor when I have abdominal pains he tells me I probably have gastroenteritis. How does he know that it's not something else for instance, appendicitis, just by examining my abdomen?

A. whats the symptoms of ovarian cyst?

Q. I keep having this bad pain in my abdomin and I think something is wrong with me what could it be

A. it all depends on the symtoms,could be a number of things,if it persists go see a doctor,

Q. i have pains in the lower abdominal areas what is the couse these pain usually occar off and on besides the the abdomen in the lower areasand some times all over the abdomen

A. Is the pain worsened when you cough or lift heavy weight? It may suggest hernia (protrusion of gut loop through the abdomen wall, see here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hernia.html ). However, it's virtually impossible to diagnose you through the net, so consulting a doctor would be wise.

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Conclusion: Ultrasound was equally effective in comparison with computed tomography not only in diagnosing abdominal aortic aneurysm but also in assessing its different attributes.
Surgical management of severe spontaneous hemorrhage of the abdominal wall complicating acenocoumarol treatment.
Patients with pancreatic carcinoma show no obvious specific performance but clinical symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice, anorexia, body mass loss, nausea and emesis.
Ultrasonographic examination with both abdominal and vaginal probes revealed two dead foetuses with almost absent liquor and hugged up placental tissue.
The patient underwent laparotomy which revealed retro-caecal perforated appendix which burried into the abdominal wall and caused the pus to track down anteriorly to appear as abdominal wall swelling.
There was no abdominal percutaneous tap performed in order to drain the fluid and there was no exploratory laparotomy performed either.
A 26-year-old lady presented with a painless abdominal mass on left side of one and half year's duration without other symptoms.
[1] There are multiple studies relating to the success of laparotomy in detection and cure of abdominal pregnancy.