On the case

September 2017 Vol. 5 No. 3

By Kathryn Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP, FAANP

Should we worry about cancer?

SM, a 38-year-old African-American woman, presents to the office with a complaint of pain in the left breast for the past 6 months. Pointing to the outer lateral breast, she describes intermittent achiness, along with . . .

August 2015 Vol. 3 No. 3

Author: Lisa Morrow, DNP, FNP,LAc

What is the cause of increasingly severe chest pain that developed in an otherwise healthy 23-year-old woman?
LT is a 23-year-old woman who presents to the clinic for the first time for contraception. She has never been pregnant, has regular menses, and has used only condoms . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Corinne Ann Coppinger, DNP, RNC, WHNP-BC

AT, a 23-year-old woman, presents to the obstetrician’s office in her rural hometown. As a nurse practitioner (NP) enters the examination room, AT cries out to her, “I can’t lose another baby!”
Three weeks previously, after learning that she was pregnant, AT voluntarily admitted herself to . . .

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Beth A. Kutler, FNP-C

NM is a 16-year-old female who presents to the clinic with concerns about irregular periods. She tells the nurse practitioner (NP) that she had her first period when she was 14 and that her cycles have never been regular, ranging from 1 to 3 months. Her last menstrual . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: By Susan Hoffstetter, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

A 30-year-old woman named CL presents to the office as a new patient. Her health history is notable for dysmenorrhea; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea dominant; and dyspareunia since the onset of sexual activity at age 18. CL has never been pregnant.

CL tells the nurse practitioner (NP . . .

By Lisa Morrow, DNP, FNP, LAc

LT is a 23-year-old woman who pre­sents to the clinic for the first time for contraception. She has never been pregnant, has regular menses, and has used only condoms in the past for birth control. Her body mass index is 22 . . .