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Question DDX; Repeating Symptoms in History Findings

Hi all,

If my DDX is disk herniation; in the section of the hx findings that support the diagnosis, can my hx findings be
- Neck pain on lifting heavy objects
- Neck pain which started after a rotational movement.

another example if the the patient came in with pain in the R knee
and my DDX is arthritis, can my hx findings be
- Pain the R knee
- Pain in the R knee when walking
Will these be taken as different hx findings in support of my DDX or i should not repeat the pain, like if i write pain in the R calf, then i shouldn't write any pain related hx again.

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I don't think it's a good idea to repeat the same symptom to support your DDx.

Pick other symptoms such as stiffness, swelling, limitation of movements, +/-fever, +/-trauma history, sudden onset (disc herniation), ...etc

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I don't think it's a good idea to repeat the same symptom to support your DDx.

Pick other symptoms such as stiffness, swelling, limitation of movements, +/-fever, +/-trauma history, sudden onset (disc herniation), ...etc

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Sabio,

Can we write negative findings in supporting history and physical? Please provide us any example if possible.

Thanks.
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