By: Dr. Key
Patient: Bob Thompson
Patient symptoms: Sharp pain in mid-right lower abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and diarrhea.
Doctors diagnosis: Bob Thompson will be diagnosed with appendicitis. Patient has shown many symptoms of appendicitis especially with his mid-right lower abdomen hurting. I went ahead and took a gave a physical exam showing increased pain in mid-right lower abdomen proving that the appendix was inflamed. Then took a urine test and blood test showing that there is a high white blood cell meaning there is infection and the urine test shows that there is no urinary tract infection nor kidney stones. After we took an CT scan and confirmed that appendicitis is the issue. Now we must operate quickly so the appendix does not rupture.
Explanation as to how the illness involves the affected system: This illness involves the digestive system because it is very likely caused by an infection in the body causing swelling or by blockage coming from the digestive system such as stool. This blockage leads to appendicitis which must be treated quickly.
Patient: Jake Andrews
Patient symptoms: excessive thirst, fatigue, hunger, sweating, nausea, excessive urination, blurred vision, headaches, fast heart rate, and sleepy.
Doctors diagnosis: Jake Andrews is diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus-Type 1. The patients symptoms fall right into the the symptoms of this disease and his age(16) is in the target area of when young adults are diagnosed with the disease. We went ahead and took a Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test showing us that his average blood sugar level is 6.9% which indicates that the patient does have diabetes. To ensure that this disease is type 1, we went ahead and ran another blood test to see the presence of ketones which highly suggest that he has type 1 diabetes.
Explanation as to how the illness involves the affected system: The illness involves the endocrine system because it had a very high chance of being caused by an issue in the pancreas. If the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, there is too much sugar in the blood stream leading to Diabetes Mellitus.