The bottom two ribs can cause organ laceration to the spleen, liver, or kidney.
Penetrating chest trauma predominantly occurs after gunshot or stab wounds and the extent of injury can range from mild and local tissue damage to life-threatening bleeding, hemo/pneumothorax, and respiratory failure. Dyspnea, hemoptysis, and shock are some of the most common symptoms. A properly conducted…
Acute gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, which may develop due to the use of certain drugs or other underlying causes that result in abdominal pain and discomfort. The most common symptoms of gastritis are pain or upper abdominal discomfort. Some patients, especially elderly people, may present no…
Mild cases of alcoholic hepatitis usually are asymptomatic. As the disease progresses, the damage to the liver increases and the following signs and symptoms are evident: Weight loss Appetite changes Nausea accompanied by vomiting Inflammation along with pain Undue fatigue Jaundice Fever Confusion Excessive feeling…
Symptoms and signs may include: Fatigue Dyspnea Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) Chest tightness Wheezing Cough with sputum (mucoid and/or purulent) Fever Chest pain Workup consists of a detailed history, tests and physical examination. Laboratory Tests Complete blood count Arterial blood gases Serum…