St Thomas University Physical Examination Techniques Questions

Question Description

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A 34-y.o. female presents with the complaint of a sudden excruciating  pain in her back and points to her flank area on the right side. She  rates the pain as 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst. She  also complains of nausea with the pain. She states that she has never  had anything like this before, and the pain is subsiding a little now.

  1. What additional questions should you ask the patient and why?
  2. What should be included in the physical examination at this visit?
  3. What are the possible differential diagnoses at this time?
  4. What tests should you order and why?
  5. How should this patient be managed?