Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

  • A 37-Year-Old Woman With Bloating and Itchy Vesicles A 37-year-old woman presents with diarrhea and bloating over the past few years. She also reports itchy vesicles around the extensor surfaces of her arms and legs. What condition is responsible?
  • A 19-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea A 19-year-old woman presents due to fevers, nausea, severe abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. The symptoms have been on-and-off over the past few months. What treatment is indicated?
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  • A 23-year-old woman presents with a 3-day history of progressively worsening, generalized muscle weakness and nonbilious emesis. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 24-year-old man presents with generalized weakness, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain over the past few years. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Fatigue, Joint Pain, and Bloating A 62-year-old man is admitted to the hospital due to fatigue, joint pain, abdominal swelling, and bloating for 2 weeks. What's the most appropriate treatment?
  • A 57-year-old woman presents with a 3-day history of colicky lower-abdominal pain and diarrhea. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 71-year-old man presents with severe pain in the epigastrium. The pain started a day ago, after he ate a large, fatty meal for lunch. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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  • A 26-year-old man presents with recurrent abdominal pain, distention, and vomiting for 5 months. An x-ray demonstrates air-fluid levels suggesting a small-bowel obstruction. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 51-year-old woman presents with abdominal pain that started 9 months ago, occurring about every 3-4 weeks. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Intermittent Chest Pain A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain over the past 6 months. What's the cause?
  • A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdomen Pain and Vomiting A 49-year-old man presents with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and vomiting. What's the next step in his management?
  • If not appropriately recognized and treated, parasitic infections can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Which of the following is accurate about tapeworm infestation/infection?
  • A 27-year-old man presents with a 2-day history of hyperemesis followed by episodes of hematemesis. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 5-Week-Old Boy With Progressive Nonbilious Vomiting A 5-week-old boy has progressive nonbilious projectile vomiting. What is the most likely laboratory finding?
  • ECG Challenge: Palpitations With a Gallbladder Attack A man newly diagnosed with cholecystitis is found to have a rapid heart rate. What does his ECG show?
  • A Newborn With Cutaneous Lesions and Hematochezia Can you identify the underlying cause of this newborn's dermal lesion, thrombocytopenia, and rectal bleeding?
  • A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing and Back Pain A 28-year-old man presents with wheezing and recurrent pain radiating to his back. What complication is most likely in his future?