Gastrointestinal disorders: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP, is Medical Director of AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at East Orlando, Florida. Dr. Jackson is also Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing and at Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Jackson is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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A 42-year-old man presents to your office with rectal urgency, a feeling of abdominal fullness, and bright red rectal bleeding for 2 weeks.

Physical examination reveals no gross hemorrhoidal tissue or external skin lesions, but a fecal occult blood test is grossly positive.

What is the most likely diagnosis?

Internal hemorrhoids.

Crohn’s disease.

Ulcerative colitis.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

This quiz is not accredited for CME.

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