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Medical Quiz: Test Your Basic Medical Knowledge

Updated on September 30, 2012

You Should Have Some Basic Medical Knowledge!

This medical quiz lens is about learning most common signs and sympoms in medicine. Recognise most common diseases. Learn to prevent some diseases. All that and have fun by doing medical quizzes!

Do you know what are the most commong diseases of the modern men? Do you know how food affects your health? Can you recognize you are sick? Are you health care aware? Do you want to have some fun while learning? Well, you are on the right place for that! This lens is for you!

Stay with me in this medical quiz, and learn some basics about personal health care. Learn about signs and symptoms of the most common medical conditions. This lens is here to provide a fun too. You will have lots of quizzes and polls to do on the way tot he bottom of the page. Earn points while learning useful medical things!

Before You Start Reading This Lens

Please, rate your knowledge of basic medical conditions (heart conditions, infections, hypertension etc)

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Cardiovascular System - Learn some basics about cardiovascular system

Medical Quiz: Cardiovascular system
Medical Quiz: Cardiovascular system

Cardiovascular system has heart , blood vessels and lymphatic component. I will skip the anatomy, and say something more about the most common diseases in this category and the most common symptoms as well.

-Arterial hypertension: The most common condition in the world. All sorts of stress (physical, mental), bad diet habits and genetics have their place in causing arterial hypertension. Main signs and symptoms are: head-ache, tinnitus, vertigo...

-Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in industrial world. Bad diet habits lead to this condition. The most common symptoms are: pain in chest, mostly spreading to left arm and/or neck. Pain starts, in most cases, after physical stress.

-Myocardial infarct is just a final stadium of ischemic heart disease.

-Phlebothrombosis is an occlusion of a vein caused by thromb. Immobilization, lack of physical activity is the main trigger for thromb formation. Lower extremities are mostly affected. Main symptoms are: pain, swelling and livid discoloration of the affected region.

-Ulcus cruris: This is the ulcus on the skin of the lower park of the legs. Patients with diabetes have the highest risk of having ulcus cruris. Main symptoms and signs are: small, but growing erosion on the skin, mostly painless. Secretion is present. Local therapy is not showing any effect, and doesn't tent to heal spontaneously.

After First Set Of Questions

Please rate your basic medical knowledge (5 is great, 1 is not so great)

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Gastrointestinal Tract (System) - Learn some basics about gastrointestinal system

Medical Quiz: gastrointestinal system
Medical Quiz: gastrointestinal system

I hope you like my medical quiz so far. Now I am going to write more about gastrointestinal tract (system). Read it carefully! Maybe some of the following questions in my medical quiz will be from this text. Who knows. :)

Parts of gastrointestinal system in humans are: mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestines, colon, rectum, anus, liver with gall blather and pancreas.

In the decades behind us, most common disease of GI tract were appendicitis, stomach ulcer, gastritis, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). In present time, those diseases are reduced, and symptoms have been put under control of drugs. Today, most common disease of this system is CANCER. There are many types of cancer, but they are all the same in prognosis (potentially lethal, but also treatable if discovered in early stage).

Most common signs and symptoms of GI diseases:

- Acid reflux: GERD.

- Pain in stomach (related to food intake): gastritis, gastric ulcer.

- Pain in the upper right region of abdomen: cholecystitis (spreading to right shoulder blade), choledocholithiasis, liver diseases if pain is blunt

- Strong sharp pain in lower right region of abdomen: appendicitis, crohn disease (pain is less intense and is chronicle).

- Sharp pain in upper abdomen, spreading in the form of belt: acute pancreatitis

- Pain lower left part of abdomen and diarrhea: bacterial infection of colon, ulcerative colitis, nervous intestines.

- Pain in the lower left part of abdomen and obstipation: stress, cancer, diet low in fiber.

- Blood in stool: cancer (mostly without other symptoms), bowel inflammatory diseases (followed by pain in abdomen).

- Black stool (melena): bleeding from upper parts of intestines (stomach, duodenum)

NOTE: everyone older than 50, should have at least 1 colonoscopy done per year. Cancer is silent killer, and symptoms are recognizable mostly when it is too late!

After Second Set of Questions

Please rate your basic medical knowledge (5 is great, 1 is not so great)

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Duel Debate Module

When you notice something is wrong with your health, what do you do?

I ignore signs and symptoms. It is better not to know what is going on inside my body.

I ignore signs and symptoms. It is better not to know what is going on inside my body.

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    • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I wait...

    • JoshK47 5 years ago

      I know better, but I'm usually a "wait it out as long as I can type."

    I consult the doctor, right away. Every disease is treatable if discovered in time.

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I watch my health very closely.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Call for doc appt.

      • Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

        I consult a doctor

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Check it out

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Ask fr help

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i will go to see the doctor

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Go and get yourself checked out

      • priscillab 4 years ago

        I go to the doctor if I need to but I mostly look at my actions and try to fix things.

      • Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

        I get it checked out.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        If I think it's something more than just "something that's going around", I see a doctor.

      • John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

        Always seek advice. Things can get very much worse if left untreated

      • kaposzta 5 years ago

        I run to a doctor every time I discover any symptoms.

      Medical Quiz: Urinary System

      Medical Quiz: Urinary System
      Medical Quiz: Urinary System

      Urinary system is complex system with multiple function. Kidneys' role in our organism is to release our body of water soluble metabolism products, to regulate pH status, to keep body minerals at constant levels.It is important part of vitamin D hydroxylation. Kidneys are, also, very important in regulation production of red blood cells. it is whole science with hundreds and hundreds of books written about kidneys. To be honest, they are my favorite organs. :)

      With kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra are part of urinary system too. I would like to mention here prostate, which is not part of urinary system, but it has important role in some urinary issues in elderly men.

      Urinary infections are the most common disease of this system. Also, there is urolithiasis, glomerulonephritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia in men, tumors.

      Most common signs are urinary discomfort, pain and urge for mictio. Women have urinary infections more often than men. Their short urethra (4 cm) and weak sphincters are the main reason.

      Kidney tumors are often in children, but they can be found in every age.

      Tumors of lower urinary tract are mostly multiple, treatment resistant. Urine stasis and blood are main signs of tumors here.

      Nephrolithiasis is found in geneticaly predisponent patients. It is extremely painful. Pain is in lumbal region caused by nephrolithiasis is called colics.

      I hope you have learned few things, and had fun by learning them. - Say a word or two!

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          othellos 4 years ago

          Fun but also educational quiz. I learned a lot through my mistakes. Good also for Squidoo members who want to level up since there are a lot of points:=)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          it's useful.

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          jolinsz 4 years ago

          Even as a nurse I missed a couple. Great quiz!

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          priscillab 4 years ago

          Fun quiz that was challenging too!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          IT IS A NICE WAY OF LEARNING WHILE ENJOYING

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          really enjoyed and checked my basic medical knowledge

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          sherioz 4 years ago

          This was definitely fun!

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          Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hi a fun quiz,and I learn a few things.

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          VisFeminea 5 years ago

          I had fun! Thx

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          (Didn't realize this was the last chance to comment.) Came back to say Great Quiz! I had fun recalling my classroom and working days!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Missed one--and I KNEW the answer to glomerulonephritis should have been autoimmune! Just not thinking straignt!

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          John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

          I also missed two in the last section ( the guess didn't work this time) fun way to learn

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          PecjakJN 5 years ago

          we missed one

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          Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          I missed two in last section. It was educational and fun. Thanks!

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          Awesome work on this lens - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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          kaposzta 5 years ago

          Wow, excellent lens, the quizzes are fun to solve and even I learned a couple of new things :) I added your lens to "best quiz lenses" on http://www.squidoo.com/easiest-ways-to-level-up-in...