Health Assessment

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Health Assessment
2011-03-26 17:05:42
Health History GI

Ch 14
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  1. Name 2 common liver diseases that can impair the liver's ability to metabolize nutrients and drug.
    • Hepatitis
    • Cirrhosis
  2. Alcohol consumption increases the likeliness of developing these diseases.
    • Peptic ulcers
    • Cirrhosis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Stomach, Esophageal, and Colon cancer
  3. Pain in the abdomen described as severe and sudden may be an indicator of what?
    • perforation
    • inflammation
    • torsion of organs
  4. Pain located in the back can be caused by these 2 things.
    • Abdominal aneurysm
    • Duodenal ulcer
  5. Pain that starts around the umbilicus and radiates to the lower right quadrant is often associated with...
  6. Pain from this disease may be felt in the right shoulder.
  7. Presence of food in the stomach may make the pain from these two diseases worse.
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Irritable Bowel Disease
  8. Pain associated with menstration.
  9. Dysmenorrhea is caused by an increase in what?
  10. What condition results in greenish-yellow vomitus.
    obstructed bile duct
  11. What kind of vomitus would be expected with acute gastritis.
    Stomach contents
  12. This condition results in fecal-odor vomitus.
    Intestinal obstruction
  13. Stomach and duodenal ulcers may result in what kind vomitus?
  14. High serum levels of what stimulates vomiting in pregnant women?
    Chorionic gonadotropin
  15. What kind of disease can turn feces from brown to a clay color?
    Diseases of the liver
  16. Name 3 possible causes of abdominal distention.
    • Gas
    • Constipation
    • Ascites
  17. A symptom of cirrhosis or malignancy that is common with distention is...
    Loss of appetite
  18. Ascites is associated with which diseased organ?
  19. Jaundice is an indicator of elevated levels of serum....
  20. Name 2 things that could cause urine to turn from amber to brown, and feces to turn brown to clay.
    • Elevated bilirubin
    • Obstruction of common bile duct
  21. Colorectal cancer screen should begin at what age?
  22. Colorectal cancer screening test that should be done every year.
  23. 2 Colorectal cancer screening tests that should be done every 5 years.
    • sigmoidoscopy
    • double-contrast barium enema
  24. How often should a colonoscopy be done?
    Every 10 years