Flashcards in Week 7 Deck (19)
-may have left lower quadrant pain
-infection and inflammation of the microperforation of one of the diverticula
-pain preceding N/V and fever
-pain begins at umbilical region and localizes to RLQ
-worse with movement
Appendicitis pain is relieved by...
-bending over or lying down and drawing legs up to relieve abdominal muscle tension
Retrocecal appendicitis may refer to...
the (R) thigh or (R) testicle
-palpated in supine
1/2 way between the ASIS and umbilicus on the (R) side
Most common cause of chronic pancreatitis
S/S of acute pancreatitis
-mild abdominal pain to possible death
-pain radiates to back
-made worse by walking/lying supine
-relieved by sitting and leaning forward
Chron's disease (and other inflammatory GI conditions) sometimes presents with
arthritis or joint pain (25% of the time)
-arthralgia can also present after a recent GI infection
Which common drug classification is most commonly associated with diarrhea?
Left shoulder pain
-can occur as a result of free air following laparoscopic sx or blood in abdominal cavity from a ruptured spleen or retroperitoneal bleeding causing distention
-pain with pressure on the upper abdomen leads to pain in (L) shoulder (ruptured spleen)
S/S GI disorders
-odynophagia (pain during swallowing)
-symptoms affected by food
-early satiety with weight loss
-referred shoulder pain
-tenderness over McBurney's point
How do you differentiate between esophagitis and coronary ischemia?
-Esophagitis is relieved by upright positioning
-Coronary ischemia is relieved by supine positioning or nitroglycerin
(both conditions require attention by MD)
S/S of colorectal CA
-asymptomatic at first
-slight changes in bowel patterns
-occasional rectal bleeding
-vague cramping pain
-increased evacuation frequency
-back pain readiating down the legs
Lower GI bleed vs. Upper GI bleed
-mahogany colored stools = lower BI
-melena = upper GI
Pancreatic pain is aggravated by?
Pancreatic pain is relieved by?