Our intestines do a lot of work without complaint. When they do complain, what does it mean?
"Appendicitis what else could it possibly be?" I asked. Steve shrugged. "I'm a little worried about the pain in his flank. And that blood in his urine." Steve is an excellent surgeon, but this time he was splitting hairs. I walked over to the patient and tapped my fist halfway up his back, left and right where the kidneys lie. "Does that hurt, Robert?" I asked."No," said the muscular young man.I walked back to confer with Steve."You're probably right," Steve conceded. "But let's get ...
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