Assignment 1: Pancreatitis and Peptic Ulcer and Assignment 2: Gastrointestinal Disorders - 44736

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Pathophysiology Week 5 discussion questions 1 & 2 (***** 998 Words + APA Format + References *****)


Question #1

Pancreatitis and Peptic Ulcer

A 30-year-old female presents with nausea, vomiting, recurring midline abdominal pain especially after eating, fever, and fatty clay-colored stools. She admits to drinking alcohol frequently and also takes ibuprofen for headaches regularly. What do you think is the diagnosis? How could you find out? What tests might you order? What other questions might you ask her? Present your strongest case for diagnosis and list other possible diagnoses that could also explain her symptoms. Consider possible treatment options for your top 2 choices of diagnosis.

By Week 5, Day 2, submit your response to the Discussion Area. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic. They should be your own, original, and free from plagiarism. Follow APA guidelines for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Provided description of the patient and symptoms as they relate to the diagnoses.


Chose and described appropriate procedures to diagnose patient.


Assembled a list of tests to make a diagnoses and identified a list of questions to evaluate the patient's condition.


Posted at least two replies to other student postings, asking questions and making observations to enrich the discussion.


Applied APA standards for writing style.





Assignment 1: Pancreatitis and Peptic Ulcer




Question # 2

Gastrointestinal Disorders

A 57-year-old Wall Street broker has been suffering from intermittent constipation and diarrhea for several months. He complains of abdominal pain and a feeling of fullness. He has been taking Metamucil to add fiber to his diet and to have regular bowel movements, without consulting a doctor as he is too busy. After noticing that his feces are black in color for the last several days, he goes to see a doctor.

  • What additional tests will the doctor order?
  • List two possible clinical diagnoses. Explain your answer.
  • What are some possible treatments for each of the diagnoses?
  • Do you think the patient requires surgical intervention or can his discomfort be managed medically? Explain your response. 


Submit a two- to three-page Word document with your diagnoses.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained which additional tests the doctor will order. 


Suggested possible clinical diagnoses and explained your answer.


Suggested possible treatments.


Determined whether patient requires surgical intervention immediately or can be managed medically.


Applied APA standards for writing style and used the appropriate page length in your response.





Assignment 2: Gastrointestinal Disorders


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