Belly Ache, High Heart Rate Reveal Glandular Disorder

A young woman's on-again, off-again pain has an unexpected origin

By Tony Dajer|Thursday, February 05, 2004
“You mind taking a look? I’m stumped.” Roger had just joined the emergency department staff, so I took his question as a good sign that he wasn’t letting ego get in the way of good medicine. “Kim, 27 years old,” he began. “Off-and-on belly pain for five years.” “Five years?” “That’s what she says. She comes in complaining that it’s much worse over the past two days. Mainly epigastric.” Roger pointed to the pit ...

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