Introduction to Abdominal Exam

For a detailed walkthrough of abdominal examination, please see the Abdominal Examination article Introduction Wash hands Check patient name/DOB/hospital number Introduce- “My name is…” Consent – Explain what your going to do; “I am...

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Intussusception

Introduction This is a condition where-by one piece of bowel will ‘telescope’ inside another piece, resulting in obstruction, and sometimes ischaemia. Usually it is a piece of proximal bowel passing inside a more distal...

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Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Introduction Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common cause of anaemia world-wide. It occurs when there is insufficient iron to facilitate red blood cell production. It is particularly important in the developing world...

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Iron Studies

Introduction Iron studies are indicated in patients with anaemia, particularly those with microcytic anaemia. They may also be indicated in microcytosis (without anaemia), general lethargy and tiredness and malnutrition. Iron studies are particularly useful...

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