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Question No physical findings to support our diagnosis

Hi all,
Just a question. If we find no physical findings to support our diagnosis (but we are still pretty sure from the history alone), are we supposed to leave the space blank or type "none" under 'physical findings'?
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I have the same Q..someone answer please..
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no
never type none
list all the pertinent negatives
for the case
eg RRR, normal s1+s2, no murmurs
rubs or gallops
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Thanks for answering add1,
I agree about typing pertinent negative findings under the 'physical examination' part,..... but I was actually asking about what's supposed to go in those little boxes under each of the three diagnoses at the end of the PN. Thanks.
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i wrote - currently none- and it worked for me.
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Thanks for answering add1,
I agree about typing pertinent negative findings under the 'physical examination' part,..... but I was actually asking about what's supposed to go in those little boxes under each of the three diagnoses at the end of the PN. Thanks.
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so kdm0101 , we can write none instead of leaving that space blank,if we have no positive finding to support our diagnosis.but we r pretty sure from the history?
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Default Phone encounter or pediatrics case

I think you should be fine if, for instance, you have a phone encounter/pediatrics case and you put "None" under the PE section of PN and Physical findings sections (under each of the Ddx) OR just leave those sections blank. You may also do the same for the regular cases by either typing "None" or leaving it blank.

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so kdm0101 , we can write none instead of leaving that space blank,if we have no positive finding to support our diagnosis.but we r pretty sure from the history?
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If still in doubt, add any negative finding (s) that you find appropriate

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I think you should be fine if, for instance, you have a phone encounter/pediatrics case and you put "None" under the PE section of PN and Physical findings sections (under each of the Ddx) OR just leave those sections blank. You may also do the same for the regular cases by either typing "None" or leaving it blank.
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