By John H. Wasson, B. Timothy Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold C. Sox, Robert Pantell, Ivan Oransky
According to the award successful clinical ebook, The universal Symptom Guide, this obtainable patron advisor is devoted particularly to symptoms and symptom review. Written by means of an skilled workforce of physicians and nurses, this quick-reference assists the reader in matching their symptoms with attainable stipulations. Covers the main more often than not noticeable signs in adults and kids.
this convenient reference contains:
*Symptoms prepared alphabetically for simple reference
*A word list of universal clinical phrases
*Common grownup and pediatric stipulations
*A renown and skilled writer crew of physicians and nurses
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14 BACK PAIN a stethoscope, pelvic exam (in women), muscle spasms in the back, tenderness in the back, spinal curvature and flexibility, reflexes in the legs and feet, strength and sensation in the feet and calves. WHAT CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CAUSE? CAUSE WHAT IS IT? TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Muscle strain Injury to muscles Muscle spasms near the spine, pain does not move to the legs, often begins after lifting Spinal fracture A break in one of the bones of the spine, called vertebrae Severe, persistent pain, tenderness, often the result of back injury or fall Osteomyelitis Bone infection Constant and progressive back pain lasting several weeks, may be history of recent infection Osteoarthritis The most common form of arthritis, or inflammation of the joints Limited range of motion of the spine, often accompanied by pain in other joints, more common in the elderly Ankylosing spondylitis Arthritis affecting the spine Stiffness, lower back pain, reduced flexibility in the spine, more common in young men Shingles Re-activation of the virus that causes chicken pox; more common in the elderly who have had chicken pox Painful skin sores Peptic ulcer Severe irritation of the stomach lining Abdominal pain or tenderness, pain in the mid-back region, sometimes relieved by antacids BACK PAIN 15 WHAT CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CAUSE?
CONTINUED) CAUSE WHAT IS IT? TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Ulcer Severe irritation of the stomach or intestinal lining Burning upper abdominal pain that is worse when lying down, sometimes relieved by antacids and made worse by aspirin or drugs such as ibuprofen Cholecystitis Gallstones Fever, right upper abdominal pain, sometimes pain in right shoulder, nausea, vomiting, chills, sometimes jaundice (skin taking on a yellowish appearance), dark urine Arthritis/bursitis Inflammation in or around the joints Tenderness in the shoulder, ribs, or muscles, often in the lower chest, may result after prolonged coughing Angina pectoris Sudden spasms of chest pain caused by lack of oxygen to the heart muscles Chest pain behind the breastbone, aggravated by exertion and relieved by rest; pain may radiate to the left arm Heart attack Severe, often crushing pain behind the breastbone, sometimes with sweating, nausea, or vomiting Blockage in one of the arteries feeding the heart, leading to death of part of the heart muscle Crescendo A more severe form of angina (prein- angina pectoris (see farction angina) above) Attacks of angina (see above) that occur more frequently, or become more severe over time Pneumonia An infection of the lungs Fever, chills, shaking, coughing up blood or mucus, sharp chest pain Pneumothorax “Collapsed lung”: an accumulation of air between the lungs and chest wall Sudden onset of breathing difficulties, sharp chest pain CHEST PAIN 43 WHAT CAN CAUSE CHEST PAIN, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CAUSE?
22 BLOATING Your doctor will do a physical examination including the following: weight, pushing on the abdomen, checking stool for the presence of blood. WHAT CAN CAUSE BLOATING, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CAUSE? CAUSE WHAT IS IT? ) Ascites Abnormal collection of Swollen belly, more comfluid in the abdomen due mon in people with a to liver disease history of alcoholism and liver disease Colic Sudden and sharp abdominal pain Brief episodes of crying and writhing, bowel sounds, often relieved by passing gas; occurs only in newborns and infants Irritable bowel syndrome Alternating diarrhea and constipation, sometimes occurring during periods of anxiety Cramping, diarrhea, constipation, with minimal pain, no fever Blood in Stool What it looks like: a mixing of blood with bowel movements, making the toilet water red or streaking stool or toilet paper.
A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide by John H. Wasson, B. Timothy Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold C. Sox, Robert Pantell, Ivan Oransky