November 17th, 2011

Think Like a Doctor: Excruciating Stomach Pain

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The Medical Mystery: Can you solve the case of a young man with stabbing abdominal pain and an unusual family cancer history? …Slowly, over the next several hours, he began to feel better. And the next day, he was able to start his new position — as a doctor, training for a specialty in cancer at the Mayo Clinic. Although the young man felt comfortable with his own diagnosis of stomach jitters, his wife — also a doctor — did not. At her insistence he made an appointment with the primary care doctor he’d been assigned at the Mayo Clinic.

NY Times, Lisa Sanders, M.D., 11/17/11 

Tags: GI

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