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

In line with the award successful scientific ebook, The universal Symptom Guide, this obtainable client advisor is devoted in particular to indicators and symptom review. Written through an skilled workforce of physicians and nurses, this quick-reference assists the reader in matching their signs with attainable stipulations. Covers the main in most cases visible indicators in adults and youngsters.
this convenient reference comprises:
*Symptoms equipped alphabetically for simple reference
*Easy-to-read language
*A word list of universal scientific phrases
*Common grownup and pediatric stipulations
*A renown and skilled writer group of physicians and nurses

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TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Spinal stenosis A narrowing of the spinal column that leads to a pinching of the spinal cord and nerves Unsteady walk, thigh weakness, lower back pain that radiates into the thighs, often relieved by bending forward Tumor in vertebrae Malignant and abnormal growth of cells in the vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine Severe, progressive pain, more common in older patients and people with a history of cancer Bed Wetting (Child) Many factors can trigger a child’s tendency to wet the bed, a behavior seen in up to one-fifth of children under the age of 10.

What can make it worse: meals, certain positions, eating particular foods. What can make it better: antacids, belching. If you also feel abdominal pain, refer to the chapter on that subject for more information. Your Doctor Visit What your doctor will ask you about: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, change in bowel habits, black stools, change in abdominal girth, greasy bowel movements, weight change, gas, belching, regurgitation, anxiety, depression, relation of bloating to bowel movements, results of previous X-rays or ultrasound examinations.

Your doctor will want to know if your back pain began after a back injury or fall, and the precise location of the pain. Your doctor will want to know if you or anyone in your family has had any of these conditions: cancer, recent surgery, spinal fracture. Your doctor will want to know if you’re taking any regular medications, particularly steroids or anticoagulants. Your doctor will do a physical examination including the following: pushing on your abdomen, listening to your abdomen with 13 Copyright © 2004 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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