Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain

Jul 24, 2019 | Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator | @kanaazpereira | Comments (3)

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy Oxentenko talks about an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, detailing the complexities of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP) – a condition that seems elusive to any workup.

Chronic abdominal wall pain is an often overlooked cause of chronic abdominal pain. The pain usually occurs due to entrapment of the cutaneous branches of the sensory nerves that supply the abdominal wall. Most of the time the pain is located in the upper right quadrant or at the site of a surgical incision.

A thorough and extensive examination is crucial to help diagnose this condition. Specifically, Carnett’s sign – a 2-step physical examination technique – should be done in all patients suspected of having CAWP as it can help support the fact that the abdominal pain originates from the abdominal wall. Treatment of CAWP consists of reassurance, physical therapy, activity modification, and pain relief. Patients can also try OTC topical anesthetics such as a lidocaine patch, or use a heating pad.

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I have redundant colon, in 3 areas, sigmoid, transverse, and desending . Only have Florida Medicaid, Need Help ASAP. Pain horrible, can't afford Mayo.

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@les2436

I have redundant colon, in 3 areas, sigmoid, transverse, and desending . Only have Florida Medicaid, Need Help ASAP. Pain horrible, can't afford Mayo.

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Hi @les2436,

I’m so sorry to hear that you are in pain! You will see that I removed your personal email address from this public discussion. Posts to the discussion board are public, and we don't want you getting unwanted spam etc. We recommend sharing personal contact information by private message as it is a secure, private option.
Thank you for understanding.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @les2436,

I’m so sorry to hear that you are in pain! You will see that I removed your personal email address from this public discussion. Posts to the discussion board are public, and we don't want you getting unwanted spam etc. We recommend sharing personal contact information by private message as it is a secure, private option.
Thank you for understanding.

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Hi @les2436,

I’ve provided more details, in response to your comment, in this discussion:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/redundant-tortured-colon/

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