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What is a symptom-only diagnosis?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Symptoms are simply described as a diagnosis, without an attempt to
propose a cause for them. Examples here include diagnosis of low back
pain, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, and dizziness. The criteria for diagnosis
are vague, which leads to much variation in diagnostic testing
and treatment.
Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Discover What's Behind Your SYMPTOMS (That Doctors Can't Explain)

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Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Discover What's Behind Your SYMPTOMS (That Doctors Can't Explain)

Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! presents a new model of disease, which empowers readers suffering with pain, symptoms (e.g., fatigue), and symptom syndromes (e.g., irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, chronic...

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