Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 19: Diarrhea And Weight Lossin A Healthy Young Woman (continued)

Kerry Dunbar, MD

A 28-year-old healthy woman was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of 3 weeks of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhea. The abdominal pain was described as crampy, poorly localized, and was associated with bloating, anorexia, and a 10-lb weight loss. She denied fevers, chills, or prior episodes of diarrhea. Past medical history was significant only for cholecystectomy and an anxiety disorder. Social history included consumption of 1 glass of wine per day, no tobacco use, employment as a sales manager, and 4 children. There was no family history of GI disease and her only…