Common Health Conditions with Implications for Women

Case Study 1
A 33-year-old Caucasian female presents with concerns about a four-month history of diffuse musculoskeletal pain and stiffness associated with
fatigue and dry eyes- The pain varies with the weather and is worse in the morning- Her menstrual periods are irregular and she has frequent
dyspareunia- Physical exam is remarkable for pain at different points all over the body, including neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and

Case Study 2

A 28-year-old Latina obese female presents to the clinic with increasing body hair and irregular menses- She now has coarse body hair on her chest
and upper back- Her menstrual periods used to be fairly regular, but now she can skip three or four months before her next menstrual cycle- She
has never been pregnant- She has one male sex partner-

Case Study 3
A 28-year-old Caucasian female comes to clinic concerned about three episodes of urinary incontinence associated with difficulty walking- The first
two episodes resolved spontaneously after a couple of days without residuals, but this current episode has lasted a week- Today she began to have
some blurred Vision- Physical exam is remarkable for mild edema of the optic disc and difficulty with heel-to-toe walking- Deep tendon reflexes are 2+
and there is no extremity weakness-
Post an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected- Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the
patient and why. Then, based on the appropriate clinical guidelines, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including proper
dosages for any recommended treatments- Finally, explain strategies for educating patients on the disorder-



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