A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide by John H. Wasson, B. Timothy Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold

By John H. Wasson, B. Timothy Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold C. Sox, Robert Pantell, Ivan Oransky

According to the award successful clinical e-book, The universal Symptom Guide, this obtainable customer consultant is devoted particularly to indicators and symptom review. Written via an skilled crew of physicians and nurses, this quick-reference assists the reader in matching their signs with attainable stipulations. Covers the main in general noticeable indicators in adults and kids.
this useful reference comprises:
*Symptoms equipped alphabetically for simple reference
*Easy-to-read language
*A word list of universal clinical phrases
*Common grownup and pediatric stipulations
*A renown and skilled writer workforce of physicians and nurses

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Your doctor will want to know if you or anyone in your family has had any of these conditions: abdominal surgery, ulcer disease, colitis, diverticulosis, alcoholism, liver disease, hiatus hernia, obesity, emotional problems. Your doctor will want to know the nature of your pain and where it occurs. Your doctor will want to know if you’re taking any of these medications: diuretics (“water pills”), heart medications such as calcium channel agents, antidepressants, tranquilizers, antacids, antispasmodics (Librax, belladonna).

10 ALLERGIC SYMPTOMS (SNEEZING, RUNNY NOSE, OR HIVES) WHAT ARE SOME CONDITIONS THAT RESULT FROM ALLERGIES, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CONDITION? CONDITION WHAT IS IT? TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Rhinitis Inflammation in the nose Sneezing, runny and stuffy nose, watery eyes, postnasal drip Asthma Severe breathing problem Wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest constriction Hives Type of rash, generally bumpy or raised Swelling on the skin that can itch or burn Eczema Type of scaly red rash Redness on the skin that can ooze or become scaly and crusted Anaphylaxis Body-wide allergic reaction Swelling of neck and face, trouble breathing, confusion, light-headedness, nausea, rash Anus Problems What it feels like: varies from itching, burning, or bleeding to pain, sometimes extreme.

11 Copyright © 2004 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. 12 ANUS PROBLEMS WHAT CAN CAUSE ANUS PROBLEMS, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CAUSE? CAUSE WHAT IS IT? TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Hemorrhoids Swollen blood vessels in the anus or rectum Pain, bleeding, possibly a mass of smooth, bluish tissue Dermatitis Skin inflammation near the anus, a result of infection or scratching Itching, anal area may be red, moist, blistery, and crusty Fissures or fistulae Tears in the tissue lining the anus (fissures) or holes (fistulae) Anal tenderness, pain with bowel movements, itching, burning, constipation, discharge Proctalgia Sharp pain in the rectum Recurrent, intermittent pain in the rectum lasting at least 20 minutes Perirectal abscess Collection of pus as a result of an infection Extreme throbbing pain Prostatitis Inflammation within the prostate Changes in urination, lower abdominal pain Intestinal parasite Infection with organisms such as pinworms, hookworms, or tapeworms Itching, worms in vomit or bowel movements, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort Cancer An abnormal growth of cells, may begin as a benign growth (polyp) Blood in stools, changes in habits related to bowel movements Back Pain What it feels like: stiffness and pain centered anywhere in the back, sometimes radiating into the legs or buttocks, and possibly originating after heavy lifting or injury.

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