Medical Problems

OVERVIEW

This page is dedicated to organizing medical information by the “medical problems” experienced by the patient. While this may seem an odd term to use, in reality by definition all patients must have at least one “medical problem” otherwise they would cease to be patients! The more one practices medicine the more they realize that these medal issues really are the building blocks of medicine, as they guide most everything that is done clinically.

The chief complaints/terms covered on this page truly are the building blocks of how medicine is practiced. Each of these terms is pregnant with clinical meaning, and together we can deliver the truth about what they stand for! (source)
The medical problems organized on this page truly are the building blocks of medicine. Each of these terms is pregnant with clinical meaning, and together we can deliver the truth about what they stand for! (source)

Because the term “medical problems” is a broad one…we must try and further specify what exactly falls under this umbrella term.

For the sake of practicality, the “medical problems on this page are organized by specialty:

  • Medicine 
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • [glossary_exclude]OBGYN[/glossary_exclude]
  • Pediatrics 
MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

Classic Chief Complaints:

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

Non-Chief Complaints:

Vital sign abnormalities:

Electrolyte abnormalities:

Other serum abnormalities:

Renal Issues:

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN SURGERY

Classic Chief Complaints:

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN  NEUROLOGY

Classic Chief Complaints:

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

Non-Chief Complaints

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN PSYCHIATRY

Classic Chief Complaints:

  • Feeling depressed

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN OBGYN

Classic Chief Complaints:

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

Non-Chief Complaints:

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN PEDIATRICS

Classic Chief Complaints:

Pseudo-Chief Complaints:

Non-Chief Complaints:

Physical Exam Findings:

MEDICAL PROLEMS IN ONCOLOGY

Hematological Malignancies

GI Malignancies:

Other Malignancies: