Real Case: Follow-up tests showed it wasn’t the Indian food
I have worked as a GP for more than a quarter of a century. I believe in being extremely thorough and often look for non-verbal signs, as well as history, when treating patients to see if there are any other symptoms I should be aware of.
I have also found that there is rarely a downside to ordering follow-up tests.
The patient was a 50-year-old female. Very active and health conscious.
She had booked an appointment with me to discuss abdominal discomfort.
“I had Indian food last night! I