Last week, C+D published the second in its new series of in-depth clinical case studies, along with questions. To skip the case study and go straight to the answers, click here.
Mr McCartney, 56, has come into your pharmacy complaining of severe pain and discomfort in the right-hand side of his abdomen. He explains that it has progressively got worse over the last week, and is worst a couple of hours after a meal and when he is hungry. The pain has been waking him up at night, and he has noticed that his stools have darkened considerably within the last two days.
He also says he has experienced some heartburn and indigestion since returning from a two-week trip to Uganda three weeks ago, but explains he