Unexpected causes of acute abdominal pain in dogs part II: immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia
Another dog I scanned this week presenting with abdominal pain proved to have IMHA. In human medicine, ‘severe abdominal and/or back pain’ is a recognised and not uncommon sign associated with this condition
Putative causes include splenic and/or hepatic enlargement or compromised tissue perfusion/thromboembolic disease. Pulmonary thromboembolism would be another potential cause of pain in an IMHA patient.