Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, A Literature-Based Approach

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine

A Literature-Based Approach

By Paul M. Paulman, MD, Professor and Predoctoral, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Jeffrey D. Harrison, MD, Professor and Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska ; Audrey Paulman, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Laeth S. Nasir, MD, Professor; Chairman of the Department of Family, Creighton University School of Medicine; Family Medicine Physician , Creighton Medical Associates, Omaha, Nebraska and Dean S. Collier, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Omaha, Nebraska


1. Abdominal Pain

2. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

3. Amenorrhea

4. Anemia

5. Anxiety

6. Arthralgia

7. Back Pain

8. Behavioral Problems in Children

9. Bleeding and Bruising

10. Blood in Stool

11. Breast Masses and Nipple Discharges

12. Chest Pain

13. Child Abuse

14. Confusion

15. Congestion

16. Cough

17. Depression

18. Diarrhea

19. Dizziness

20. Earache

21. Family Discord

22. Fatigue

23. Fever

24. Headache

25. Health Maintenance

26. Heartburn

27. Hypertension

28. Jaundice

29. Lower Extremity Pain and Swelling

30. Lymphadenopathy

31. Menopause

32. Neck Pain

33. Pelvic or Genital Pain

34. Polyuria

35. Rashes

36. Seizures

37. Sexual Dysfunction

38. Shortness of Breath

39. Sleep Disorders

40. Sore Throat

41. Substance Abuse

42. Urinary Problems

43. Vaginal Discharge

44. Generalized Weakness

45. Weight Change