localizing symptom

lo·cal·iz·ing symp·tom

a symptom indicating clearly the seat of the morbid process.

lo·cal·iz·ing sym·ptom

(lō'kăl-ī-zing simp'tŏm)
A symptom indicating clearly the seat of the morbid process.
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Both the patients presented initially only with fever without any localizing symptoms and were treated outside as pyrexia of unknown origin by different doctors for infectious diseases, with antimalarials and antibiotics for variable duration.
Right-sided colonic lesions gave rise to less specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, malaise and vomiting whereas patients with rectal lesions reported more localizing symptoms. Even so, 46% of those with right-sided colonic lesions reported a change in bowel habit.
Older patients with rectal cancer less often complained of localizing symptoms such as tenesmus, abdominal or rectal pain, change in flatus production or passage of mucus.