Multiple Choice Questions on Symptomatology

Dyspnoea in Newborn

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Symptomatology-Introduction

History taking is an art a doctor or a nurse learns over the years by repeated practice. Knowledge of symptomatology plays an important role in correctly interpreting a patient’s clinical state at that given time. Here are few multiple choice questions on symptomatology which will be useful for beginners in the profession.

How to Take History?

There are four main aspects to be asked to the patient

  • Onset
  • Duration
  • Relieving/Aggravating factors
  • Location

For example, if the patient complains of chest pain, you should ask:

  • When was the pain started?
  • Where exactly he felt the pain?
  • In case of chest pain, whether it was radiating to arm, chin or shoulders?
  • Whether the pain was relieved when he took rest?
  • Whether the pain was increasing in intensity with activity?
  • How long the pain lasted?
  • What was the nature of pain? Continuous? Intermittent?

This is applicable to all the other symptoms as well. Students are encouraged to read standard textbooks before answering these questions

Lack of appetite for food is known as

  • Anorexia

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Dyspnoea

  • Syncope

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Answer: Anorexia

An emotional disorder in which a person obsessively tries to lose weight by refusing to eat is

  • Anorexia

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Dyspnoea

  • Syncope

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Answer: Anorexia Nervosa

Edema(Swelling) of the Leg

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Excess fluid collection in the interstitial spaces is called

  • Edema

  • Hamartoma

  • Dyspnea

  • Syncope

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Answer: Edema

Did you know?

In a bed ridden patient, edema can be noticed at the sacral area

Difficulty in breathing or laboured breathing is known as

  • Edema

  • Hamartoma

  • Dyspnea

  • Syncope

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Answer: Dyspnoea

Difficulty in breathing in the “lying down position” or which is relieved when the person assumes upright position is

  • Dyspnoea

  • Orthopnoea

  • Nocturnal dyspnea

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Answer: Orthopnoea

Increased level of body temperature is known as

  • Hypothermia

  • Hyperthermia

  • Hypotension

  • Hypertension

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Answer: Hyperthermia

Abnormally low body temperature is known as

  • Hypothermia

  • Hyperthermia

  • Hypotension

  • Hypertension

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Answer: Hypothermia

Coughing up of blood or spitting of blood secondary to lung diseases is called

  • Haemoptysis

  • Haematemesis

  • Haemangioma

  • Haemophilia

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Answer: Haemoptysis

Vomitting of blood is known as

  • Haemoptysis

  • Haematemesis

  • Haemangioma

  • Haemophilia

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Answer: Haematemesis

Passing abnormally large amounts if dilute urine is termed as

  • Polyuria

  • Pyuria

  • Nocturia

  • Haematuria

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Answer: Polyuria

Pyuria in a person with Urosepsis

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Pus filled urine is called

  • Polyuria

  • Pyuria

  • Nocturia

  • Haematuria

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Answer: Pyuria

Excessive urination at night is called

  • Polyuria

  • Pyuria

  • Nocturia

  • Haematuria

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Answer: Nocturia

Blood tinged urine is known as

  • Polyuria

  • Pyuria

  • Nocturia

  • Haematuria

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Answer: Haematuria

Difficulty in swallowing is called

  • Dysphagia

  • Dystrophia

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspepsia

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Answer: Dysphagia

The other name for indigestion is

  • Dysphagia

  • Dystrophia

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspepsia

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Answer: Dyspepsia

Yellowish discoloration of skin and mucous membrane is

  • Cyanosis

  • Erythema

  • Gangrene

  • Jaundice

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Answer: Jaundice

Bluish discoloration of skin and mucous membrane is

  • Cyanosis

  • Erythema

  • Gangrene

  • Jaundice

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Answer: Cyanosis

Excessive hair growth on women’s face and body is

  • Acne

  • Alopecia

  • Hirsuitism

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Answer: Hirsuitism

MCQs on Symptoms

The article has few multiple choice questions on symptoms in general. This is useful for students of medicine, nursing and allied health science.

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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

an informative hub


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Zubair Ahmed,

Thanks for the visit and comment


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Zubair Ahmed 3 years ago

Yes it is important to know how to apply the techniques for symptomatology, and in most cases comes with real experience and practice, i stilled find some qualified professionals who lack the necessary ability to apply it in real life.

Thank you for sharing this really useful info.

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