4. Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Gastrointestinal System

  1. Phil Jevon RN, BSc (Hons), PGCE Resuscitation
  1. Yi-Yang Ng MBChB, MRCS, AHEA, PGCME

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch4

Clinical Diagnosis

Clinical Diagnosis

How to Cite

Ng, Y.-Y. (2011) Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Gastrointestinal System, in Clinical Diagnosis (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Clinical Skills Lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335163

Online ISBN: 9781444340051

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Keywords:

  • gastrointestinal system, and clinical diagnosis of symptoms;
  • nausea, feelings of sickness - inclination to vomit;
  • causes of vomiting - identified thorough history taking;
  • vomiting, clinical feature - in clinical conditions;
  • abdominal pain, unpleasant feeling - conveyed to brain by sensory neurons;
  • abdominal swelling, or abnormal enlargement - of part of the body;
  • haematemesis, ‘vomiting of blood’;
  • ascites, present - confirmed by percussion of abdomen;
  • dietary and drug history - among people experiencing constipation every day;
  • unexplained weight loss - and change in bowel habit and lethargy, in malignancy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Nausea and Vomiting

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Abdominal Swelling

  • Haematemesis

  • Ascites

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dysphagia

  • Intestinal Obstruction

  • Melaena

  • Rectal Bleeding

  • Jaundice

  • Weight Loss

  • Weight Gain

  • Hiccup

  • Steatorrhoea

  • References