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Sudden onset of abdominal pain
Indicates peritoneal irritation
Can be only indication of GI bleed
can represent significant blood loss
Common signs & symptoms
Inflammation of the peritoneum
Generalized abdominal pain
Nausea and/or vomiting
Penetrating & Blunt