DQ 1 Week 3 (2) - pressure is applied to the right lower...

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I have a patient who has symptoms consistent with appendicitis . I know your area of expertise is gastroenterology ; could you look over the patient’s x-rays and patient file with me, and give me a second opinion on this? The patient has a history of peptic ulcer disease (PUD ) and congestive heart failure (CHF), or early hypertrophy . The patient complains of seeming to have constipation and feeling bloated but unable to release flatus . Other symptoms are increasing abdominal pain, rebound tenderness when
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Unformatted text preview: pressure is applied to the right lower quadrant (RLQ), and pain when hand is removed from the right lower quadrant (RLQ). I initially thought this could possibly be gastritis , dyspepsia or indigestion but after further examination, I am leaning more toward appendicitis . Due to rebound tenderness in the right lower quadrant (RLQ), I will conclude that the patient needs an appendectomy ....
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