Walden University Health & Medical Case Study

Case Study: Postmenopausal Bleeding

Thelma Smith is a 58-year-old African American female who presents to the office with the complaint of brown discharge for several days last week. Her medical history is remarkable for type 2 diabetes somewhat controlled with glipizide and metformin (last A1C 7.5). She is a G0, having never been able to get pregnant. She is up to date with mammograms and has had a colonoscopy 1 year ago, all normal. Her pap history is normal with her last pap 2 years ago reported an NILM HPV negative, atrophic changes, no endocervical cells noted.

Vital signs temperature 98.1 BP 140/88, pulse 82, respirations 12. She is 5’6” and 272 lbs. (BMI 43.90). Focused exam:

  • Abdomen: soft, obese, + BS
  • VVBSU: brown discharge noted,
  • Cervix: brown blood noted coming from os, no cervical motion tenderness
  • Uterus: unable to assess due to body habitus
  • Adnexa: unable to assess due to body habitus
  • Based on your assigned case study, post a Focused SOAP NOTE with the following:
    • Differential diagnosis (dx) with a minimum of 3 possible conditions or diseases.
    • Define what you believe is the most important diagnosis. Be sure to include the first priority in conducting your assessment.
    • Explain which diagnostic tests and treatment options you would recommend for your patient and explain your reasoning.

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