answer | abdominal pain

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This is how both Rudyard Kipling and J.R.R Tolkien died – did you get the answer?







So, the chest X-ray shows gas under the diaphragm, which suggests a perforated ulcer. Although this X-ray isn’t from the patient described, this case did happen – a patient was suffering from increasing pain from the arthritis, and took quite a few extra ibuprofen to help with the pain.


How to prevent it? Start by reading the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on NSAIDs and the prevention of complications here

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