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what do you do if different symptoms suggest different diagnosis?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
get consultation: It is common in general medical practice that symptoms suggest many of several illnesses. One of the most challenging topics in medical school and residency is learning the art and science of differential diagnosis-- that is, eliciting signs and symptoms, getting a thorough history, lab work and such, and formulating a list of a differential diagnosis. Go to an experienced internist. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 12, 2017
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