Most Important Mnemonics for Step 2 Cs

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HISTORY & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
HPI (history of present illness) ALL CASES: OPD CSF AAA PAIN: OPD CSF LIQR AAA OPD CSF ABCDO FLUIDS: (Vomiting, Diarrhea, constipation, cough, vaginal discharge) O Onset of the symptom + precipitating factors P Progression D Duration C Constant /Intermittent S Settings F Frequency L Location of the symptom (forehead, wrist...) I Intensity of the symptom (scale 1-10, 6/10) Q Quality of symptom..BCDSPP(burning,Cramping,dull,Sharp,pulsating,pressure like) R Radiation of the symptom ( to left shoulder and arm) A Associated symptoms ( palpitations, shortness of breath) A Alleviating factors (sitting with my chest on my knees) A Aggravating factors (effort, smoking, large meals) A Amount B Blood C Color C
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P Period (how many days ur period last?) R Reglarity ( R ur periods regular?) T Tampoons (how many pads do u use in a heavy day?) V Vaginal DID: discharge, itching , dryness (have u ever had any vag discharge?ABCDO. do u have any vag. Itching?) C Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) do u have abd cramp with ur period? S Spotting ( intermenstrual / post coital ) have u ever bled (.) ur cycles? Did u ever notice any bleeding after intercourse? P Pregnency ( Hx & complications) have u ever been pregnant? How many times? A Abortion/miscarriage (Any miscarriages or abortions?In ⍵ month of ur pregnancy?) P PAP smear(have u been getting regular PAP sm ?when did u have the last PAP sm ) (any Female>50 yo:ask about:1-R u taking vit D & Ca,2-have u ever tried HRT?) If suspect abuse SAFE GARDS

S Safety inquiry (Do you feel safe at home?), Sex ever forced? A Alcohol abuse (does your