Belly Ache, High Heart Rate Reveal Glandular Disorder
A young woman's on-again, off-again pain has an unexpected origin
“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.”
“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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