The abdominal survey can be very vague at times.
what is the significance and importance on the location of the complaint of pain? How does the location of the pain help you narrow down your diagnosis?
Why would you want to order an amylase and lipase level? What would be the significance of elevation?
What would your treatment plan include for this diagnosis?
If this patient presented with the symptoms and was found to have elevated liver function test, what would be your concern?
What diagnostic test would be beneficial to order?
Please answer each question using medical term related to digestive system.