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What are the red flags for t-spine and ribs that primary affect the abdominal contents?

- cholecystitis
- peptic ulcer
- pyelonephritis
- kidney stones

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Cholecystitis is inflammation of

gall bladder

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What is colicky pain?

on and off

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Where does colicky pain from cholecystitis usually occur and/or refer to?

- RUQ, usu in an organ or smooth muscle
- R scapular pain

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Cholecystitis worsens with

ingestion of fatty foods

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rest and cholecystitis

no change with activity/rest

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Peptic ulcer: pain

dull, gnawing pain and burning in
- epigastrium
- mid-back
- supraclavicualar region

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peptic ulcers produce TTP here

R epigastrium

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symptoms other than pain with peptic ulcers

- constipation
- bleeding
- vomiting

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Symptoms of peptic ulcers are relieved with

food

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risk factors for pyelonephritis

- UTI
- enlarged prostate
- hx of kidney stones

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What is the medical term for kidney stones?

nephrolithiasis

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s/s of kidney stones

- sudden, severe back or flank pain
- chills, fever, nausea
- renal colic
- symptoms of UTI
- hx of kidney stones

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Something that should cue you in that it may be visceral is if:

the pt’s musculoskeletal complaints change with ingestion of food

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Common causes of abdominal pain: RUQ

- duodenal ulcer
- hepatitis
- hepatomegaly
- lower lobe pneumonia
- cholecystitis (gall bladder)

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Common causes of abdominal pain: LUQ

- ruptured spleen
- gastric ulcer
- aortic aneurysm
- perforated colon
- lower lobe pneumonia

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Common causes of abdominal pain: RLQ

- appendicitis
- infection of uterine linine
- ovarian cyst
- ruptured ectopic pregnancy
- renal/ureteral stone
- strangulated hernia
- diverticulitis
- regional ileitis
- perforated cecum

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Common causes of abdominal pain: LLQ

- sigmoid diverticulitis
- infection of uterine lining
- ovarian cyst
- ovarian abcess
- renal/ureteral stone
- strangulated hernia
- diverticulitis
- regional ileitis
- ulcerative colitis

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