Anand Dutta

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Left-lower quadrant Abdominal Pain

I. Problem/Condition. Left lower quadrant pain is a descriptive term indicating pain in the lower abdomen and left iliac fossa. There a number of disctinct disorders that can cause left lower quadrant pain and most are related to the underlying structures present in that region of the abdomen. II. Diagnostic Approach. A. What is the…

Abdominal swelling

I. Problem/Condition. Abdominal swelling is a general condition in which the abdomen is distended or enlarged. Abdominal swelling can be associated with a sensation of fullness, bloating, stretching, or pain and is usually associated with an increase in overall girth. II. Diagnostic Approach A. What is the differential diagnosis for this problem? Broadly speaking, abdominal…

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