English translation: the patient's pain eased/became less quickly
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English to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase:abdominal pain quickly improved
What does the author mean? Increase of pain intensity or quick improve of the patient state? I'm a little confused. This is a document issued by Rush University Medical Center, Oncology; 19-year-old young man who was treated for localized osteosarcoma of his left hip; Interval History: He had a liver biopsy prior to surgery due to abnormal liver tests. Post op he had pleuritic chest pain and shoulder pain, but was ruled out for PE, and found to have biliary sludge (...) He was discharged on XX, but returned the next day due to abdominal pain that quickly improved. He was treated with levofloxacin for 7 days and given Flomax due to another episode of urinary retention. (...) His hearing loss has improved and his mood, energy, and appetite have improved.(...)
If the patient returned owing to pain, the author can only have meant that the pain quickly got worse. had it lessened, he certainly would not have returned. that´s why I take it that it should read "owing to a rapid aggravation of his abdominal pain. or rapidly becoming worse.
Explanation: Since the patient had had to return to the hospital there should not be any other reason except for detorioration of his health status, which means his abdominal pain had increased which was needed to be treated with lavofloxacin whatever...
eys Turkey Local time: 04:14 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Turkish
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the patient's pain eased/became less quickly
Thayenga Germany Local time: 02:14 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 4