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Gerry woke up with such epigastric pain that his wife had to rush him to the nearby hospital where he was admitted. In Gerry 's charts the following...

Gerry woke up with such epigastric pain that his wife had to rush him to the nearby hospital where he was admitted. In Gerry 's charts the following 6 SYMPTOMS was recorded 1. Pain in epigastric region 2. Gerry 's stools : darker color compared to the usual brown color. 3. Gerry looks vary pale and seems to have no energy 4. Gerry is a smoker: 2 packs of cigarettes a day 5. Gerry has been drinking over 3 beers and other alcoholic beverages , a day for long time 6. Gerry to alleviate the recurring pain has been treating himself with a variety of NSAIDS Based on the 6 symptoms listed, A.What do you think the diagnosis is ? RELATE to each symptoms - meaning what does EACH symptom indicate and why B. What specific test MUST be done to confirm the DIAGNOSIS? C. Why was he admitted? to avoid what ? or what is the real danger of this problem?

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