Physical Assessment Discussion Paper

Physical Assessment Discussion Paper


TB is a 56-year-old female patient with Raynaud phenomenon. Her past medical history includes spinal stenosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, bipolar disorder, and overactive bladder.

1. Differentiate the primary and secondary types of Raynaud phenomenon. Physical Assessment 

2. In the patient’s initial presentation what would be the chief complaint if the patient had primary Raynaud phenomenon? Secondary Raynaud phenomenon?


3. Based on TB’s presentation, what assessment results would you expect to find? What if is she had primary Raynaud phenomenon?

part 2
MB is a 44-year-old white female patient. She is obese, with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. She admits that she does not exercise. She is being evaluated today for right upper quadrant abdominal pain.

1. Differentiate among the three types of cholecystitis.

2. Describe the method for palpating the gallbladder.

3. Differentiate between the common symptoms of cholecystitis pain and the associated symptoms.

Physical Assessment Discussion Paper

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