Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 19-Year-Old Man With Life-Threatening Obesity A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • A 36-Year-Old Woman With Cramping and Diarrhea A 36-year-old woman with a medical history that includes hypertension and Hashimoto thyroiditis presents owing to recurrent diarrhea and 'foggy brain.' Are you able to make the diagnosis?
  • A Sudden Increase in Abdominal Girth in a 48-Year-Old Cirrhotic Patient A 48-year-old man with known cirrhosis develops increasing abdominal distention and dull pain. He also begins to experience altered mental status. What is the underlying cause of his condition?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 22-Year-Old Traveler With Altered Mental Status A 22-year-old man with no significant medical history is transferred from the airport in a semiconscious state after returning from a 3-week vacation. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Recent Outbreaks This short quiz highlights a small selection of recent outbreaks that made the news, and is intended to refresh and challenge knowledge regarding key aspects of related conditions.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nutritional Concerns From the management of diabetic and prediabetic patients to concerns about patients in a rehabilitation setting, test your knowledge of key aspects of nutritional management with this quick quiz.
  • Chronic Recurrent Symptoms Suggesting an Insidious Etiology A 17-year-old girl presents with a history of oral fungal infections, diarrhea, recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, darkening of the skin and oral cavity, and fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anal Cancer The incidence of anal cancer has increased by approximately 2.2% per year over the past decade. Test yourself on presentation, workup practices, and treatment approaches with our short quiz.
  • A 61-Year-Old Woman With Painful Constipation A 61-year-old woman with a history of stage III breast cancer 7 years prior presents to a primary care clinic with painful constipation. Do you know how best to help her?
  • A 76-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain A 76-year-old woman presents to the ED with diffuse, constant, acute-onset intense abdominal pain. She feels nauseous and has had 2 liquid bowel movements. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 68-Year-Old Man With Severe Joint Pain and Nodules A 68-year-old man presents with severe pain and swelling in his left foot. He also describes vague, mild epigastric pain. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are common causes of anal pathology, with symptoms ranging from mildly bothersome to quite concerning. Test yourself on key aspects of diagnosis and treatment with our quick quiz.
  • A 23-Year-Old Woman With Emesis and Generalized Weakness 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 with Vomiting and Abdominal Pain 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 With Bloody Diarrhea A 57-year-old woman presents with a 3-day history of colicky lower-abdominal pain and diarrhea. What's the most likely diagnosis?