Patient discussion about CAGE
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Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?
|A1||Im not really sure, but you may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Do you have any of these symptoms? Almost everything that i found with rib cage pain said something about IBS. Not really sure if this is your problem, but I hope this helps.|
|A2||between all the ribs there are 3 muscles, any one of the acting too much can cramp. i had it happen when i saw the movie "Borat" - i laughed so hard that two days later i waked strangly when every now and then i felt a harsh pain from between two ribs. |
but that was once- if it happens to you often- go see a Dr.
Q. What is cage questionnaire in screening of alcoholism and how effective is it?
|A||CAGE questionnaire is a set of 4 questions to screen alcohol dependent person. A set of 4 question where if 2 are answered the alcoholism is diagnosed with various other tests. There are other type questionnaires like S-MAST, AUDIT, HSS, TWEAK, T-ACE, and CHARM. Questions asked are: (1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking (2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? (3)Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking (4) have you Ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover.|
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