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Gastrointestinal Disorders Unfolding Case Discussion

A 73-year-old male comes to your office with a 3-day history of left lower quadrant abdominal pain. He has felt cold and clammy at times but has not checked his temperature. He has had no nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

What additional historical (subjective) information is needed?  

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When evaluating a patient with a complaint of abdominal pain, it is important to collect
as much relevant subjective information as possible to determine the underlying cause of the
symptoms. A thorough subjective history is essential to determine the potential causes of the
patient's symptoms and guide further diagnostic testing. In this case, a patient is a 73-year-old
man with 3 days of pain in the left lower abdomen and feeling cold and hard. The following
additional subjective information sh...

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