Chapter 6 Quiz
Murphy’s sign is:
Pain produced by pressing under the right costal margin in the presence of
an inflamed gallbladder
Your patient is a 22- year old female in mild distress who is complaining of left
lower quadrant abdominal pain and nausea.
Which of the following questions
would be LEAST helpful when determining the etiology of her abdominal pain?
“have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease?”
All of the following contribute to the pathogenesis of diverticulosis EXCEPT:
Decreased colon motility
Your patient, who has a history of Cholecystitis, is experiencing pain in her right
She is most likely experiencing _____ pain.
While palpating the lower abdomen of a 63- year old male complaining of back
pain, you note a pulsating mass.
Ask your partner to confirm
Determine if the mass is fixed or freely mobile in the abdomen
Ask the patient to take a deep breath, then palpate while patient exhales
d. Stop palpating
Which of the following correctly lists the organs and regions of the
gastrointestinal tract in sequence after the stomach?
Duodenum, jejunum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon,
ileum, colon, rectum, anus
Duodenum, ileum, jejunum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending
colon, rectum, anus
Duodenum, jejunum, ileum, ascending colon, transverse colon,
descending colon, rectum, anus
Your patient is a 24- year old male complaining of a 1 week history of abdominal
He describes the pain as in the upper-right quadrant, dull and reproducible
with movement and palpation.
He also describes a decreased appetite, weight
loss, and clay-colored stool over the same period.
Of the following, which is the
most likely cause of his clinical condition?