Card Set Information
MBBS surgery questions
Pain History - SOCRATES
Exaccerbating and Relieving factors
Qs to ask in Hx of Dyspepsia
always related to food or spontaneous?
does anything relieve it - milky drinks/food
is it positional?
Qs to ask in Hx of Dysphagia
New Sx or longstanding?
rapidly worsening or relatively constant?
worse with solid foods or liquids?
can anything relieve it?
can Pt point to level of blockage?
is there associated spluttering?
Qs to ask in Hx of acid reflux
when does it occur - lying/bending/standing?
assoc w. coughing?
Qs to ask in Hx of haematemesis
Volume over time?
Did blood appear w initial vomits or only after prolonged vomiting?
Qs to ask in Hx of changing bowel habit
Change in frequency, or looser/harder stools
persistent or transient
is it variable?
Qs to ask in Hx of PR bleeding
Colour of blood
Pink-red and only on paper?
Splashing in pan?
bright red on surface of stool?
darker blood, slots or marbled into stools?
blood fully mixed with stool or altered?
what is tenesmus?
desire to pass stools with either no result or incomplete satisfaction of defecation
Qs to ask in Hx of jaundice
how quickly did it develop?
any assoc. pruiritis?
any Sx of pain, fever, malaise?
Qs to ask in Hx of hamoptysis?