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General internal medicine

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“Medical Services corresponding to symptoms” at a glance

First visitSymptoms
Hematology General malaise, fever, weight loss, anemia, lymphadenopathy, bleeding tendency, thrombosis, abnormal conditions of blood identified in health check up
Collagen disease , arthritis internal medicine Fever, arthritis, eruption, alopecia, nephropathy, callous skin, stomatitis, muscle weakness, dry mouth, dry sensation of eyes, dyspnea, cough, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and others
Infectious diseases medicine Fever, chill, general malaise, cough・sputum, diarrhea, headache, fever of unknown origin (patients whose cause of fever was unidentified by other hospitals), fever on return from foreign countries, AIDS
Cardiovascular Medicine Chest pain, palpitation, respiratory distress, dyspnea, lightheadedness, dizziness, faint, cyanosis, fever, edema, cough, sputum
Respiratory Medicine Fever, cough, sputum, wheezing, dyspnea at rest or on exertion
Nephrology Hypertension, headache, dizziness, proteinuria, hematuria, swelling of face and legs (edema), dehydration, decreased output of urine (oliguria), excessive thirst (polydipsia), increased output of urine (polyuria), muscle weakness, fatigue, obesity and others
Hypertensinology Hypertension, headache, dizziness, proteinuria, hematuria, swelling of face and legs (edema), dehydration, decreased output of urine (oliguria), excessive thirst (polydipsia), increased output of urine (polyuria), muscle weakness, fatigue, obesity and others
Gastroenterology Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting of blood (hematemesis), bloody bowel discharge (melena), yellow coloration of skin and sclera (jaundice), low back pain, underweight, muscle pain, malaise, muscle ache, joint pain (arthralgia), skin rash (eruption), nutritional disorder
Endocrinology Feeling tired all the time, overweight or underweight, constipation or diarrhea, palpitation, muscle weakness, tremor in hands or legs, increased or decreased sweating, hypertrophy of the thyroid gland, exophthalmos, polydipsia and polyuria, edema, hypertrichosis or alopecia, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, gynecomastia, amenorrhea, pigmentation, short stature, hypotension or hypertension and others
Metabology Feeling tired all the time, overweight or underweight, constipation or diarrhea, palpitation, muscle weakness, tremor in hands or legs, polydipsia and polyuria, edema,hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and others
Diabetes Excessive thirst (dry mouth), excessive water intake (polydipsia), frequent passage of large volume of urine (polyuria), weight loss and feeling sluggish are the typical symptoms of diabetes. However, it is not uncommon to have diabetes without developing any of these symptoms. The persons with suspected diabetes whose urine and blood sugar were detected on medical checkup and family history of diabetes are advised to have a counselling with our department.
Geriatric Medicine Symptoms in elderly persons such as forgetfulness, hypertension, dizziness, frequent falls, insomnia, dysphagia, urinary disturbance, fever, weight loss, cough, sputum, respiratory distress, dyspnea, chest pain, irregular pulse, abdominal pain, arthritis, bone pain, malaise etc. Patients eligible for nursing care insurance excluding the orthopedics service. Consultations concerning nursing care insurance are also welcome.
Neurology Headache, dizziness, numbness, paralysis, loss of strength, tremor, jerky body movements, difficulty in walking, double vision, blepharoptosis. Moreover, counselling and consultation for the side effects and intoxication of medicine are also available.
Community Medicine Providing treatments for all kinds of disease symptoms. Although subdivided medical fields specializing in their targeted disease symptoms or complaints can justify those symptoms, there is a possibility that the disease of other specialties be the underlying cause. The internal organs, diseases and symptoms selectively managed by individual specialized area may be overlapped, however the unresolved disease symptoms or diseases with unknown origin from these specialties (e.g., pyogenic patients, rush, fatigue etc.) are treated here.
Gastroenterological Surgery Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, general malaise, anemia, vomiting, dysphagia, heart burn, hematemesis, melena, painful defecation, obstructive defecation, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal distension, abdominal tumor, groin lumps
Cardiovascular Surgery Chest pain, back pain, palpitation, respiratory distress, dyspnea, unsteadiness, dizziness, fainting, (while walking) leg pain, cold hands and feet, cyanosis, cramps, sluggish feeling in legs with canker, facial, palms and axillary hyperhidrosis
Thoracic Surgery Overhaul checkup for abnormal findings identified in lung cancer examination, chest X-ray and CT, cough, sputum, bloody sputum, chest pain, respiratory distress and others.
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation Abdominal pain, fever, jaundice, weight loss, general malaise, hematemesis, melena, abdominal tumor, abdominal distension, groin lumps, generalized or limbs edema
Neuropsychiatry Depressive mood, insomnia, hearing voices talking when no one is around, become increasingly forgetful, unable to name the things, etc.
Neurosurgery Headache, feeling of heaviness in head, dizziness, unsteadiness, paralysis, numbness and pain in limbs or face, sudden loss of consciousness or convulsions, impaired balance, cant say the words well.
Orthopedic Surgery Arthritis and limitation of joint movement, deformities of bones and joins, numbness of hands and feet, difficult or distorted walking, can’t use the fingers well, neck, back and low back pain, muscle atrophy, muscle weakness in all limbs, spinal deformity, posttraumatic or post-infectious contractions and deformities of all limbs, tumors developed in muscles or bones.
Dermatology Itchy skin, pain, erythema, purpura, erosion, canker, eczema, subcutaneous nodules, scars, congenital defects of body surface, bruise, burn and others.
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery Providing a wide range of treatments for the health problems including injury, cleft lip and cleft palate, mucocutaneous tumors, hemangioma, vascular malformation, various kinds of reconstructive surgery.
Urology Hematuria, pain in lumbar region, abnormal frequent urination, dysuria, urinary incontinence
Ophthalmology Deterioration of vision, photophobia, watery eyes or excessive tearing, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itchy eyes, hyperemia, discharge, eye-fatigue (asthenopia), blurred vision, diplopia, flashes of lights in the eye (photopsia), distorted vision (metamorphopsia), abnormally colored vision (chromatopsia), floater before the eye (myodesopsia), visual field defects, a blind spot or area in the field of vision (scotoma)
Otolaryngology Ear problems:
Pain in ear, hearing loss, tinnitus, running ear, itchy ear, vertigo, pus draining out of ear canal, weakness of facial muscles
Nose problems:
nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, nose bleeding, can’t identify the odors well, swollen face
Throat and neck problems:
Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), snoring, sore throat, tonsillitis, feeling of something stuck in the throat, husky voice, difficulty in swallowing, pain in the lower part of the ear, pain in the lower jaw, head and neck cancer (tongue cancer, throat cancer, laryngeal cancer etc.), stop breathing during deep sleep (sleep apnea), accidental swallowing of foreign body, swollen lymph nodes in neck.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Screening for uterine cancer, prenatal tests, health problems during pregnancy, infectious diseases, menstrual disorders, atypical genital bleeding, abnormal white discharge, pruritus vulvae, pain in vulva area, lower abdominal tumors, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, urinary disturbance, feeling of uterine prolapse, autonomic neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, infertility.
Anesthesiology and Resuscitology Delivering treatments for any type of pain regardless of location and characteristics such as severe sharp facial pain, severe headache, radiating pain from the shoulder to the arm, low back pain radiating to the leg, persistent pain following an attack of herpes zoster virus (postherpetic neuralgia), painful scars of previous trauma or surgery and postoperative pain from undergoing malignant surgical treatments, etc.
Dentistry and Oral Surgery Dental health:
Painful teeth (wisdom teeth), loose teeth, bleeding and pus discharge from gums, gum inflammation (gingivitis), expecting the dental treatment while undergoing treatments for hypertension or diabetes, option for crown or post crown, unstable artificial teeth or denture causing poor chewing, wishing for implant therapy.
Oral health:
Formation of canker sores in the mouth, inflammation of oral cavity, unhealed stomatitis and ulcers, white patches on tongue and oral mucosa, dry mouth, becoming unable to identify the tastes, stinging gums exposed to food, painful tongue.
Jaw problems:
Pain in upper or lower jaw, hard to open the mouth (close the mouth), grinding sound when opening or closing the mouth, jaw swelling, pain at the base of the jaw while chewing.
Facial appearance:
Protruding lower jaw or buck teeth resulting in poor chewing, crooked jaw line (asymmetry face), small lower jaw (mandibular retrusion)
Pain Center Providing treatments for various types of pain. In the case of pain being the main symptom, regardless of the types of pain, feel free to receive a counseling from us.
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Cancer Treatment Abdominal pain, chest pain, jaundice, melena, sluggish feeling in legs, facial, palm and axillary hyperhidrosis
Cardiovascular Center Chest pain, palpitations, respiratory distress, dyspnea, unsteadiness, dizziness, syncope, cyanosis, fever, edema, cough, sputum
Spine Center Typical symptoms of spinal problems are
1) Low back pain, neck pain and back pain
2) Numbness in hands and legs
3) Walking is distressful (due to pain or numbness in legs)
4) Can’t use the hands well (chopsticks or fastening buttons becoming difficult).
Most of these symptoms are neurological symptoms resulting from spinal disorders. Lumber vertebrae herniated disk and lumber spinal stenosis are known to be the typical diseases.
Breast Center Breast lump and pain, abnormal nipple discharge Even in the absence of subjective symptoms, individuals with abnormal results (tumor, calcification and others) detected in resident or job health checkup of Matsuyama city, Tōon city are suggested to make a counseling.
Center for Sleep Medicine ・Waking up at night feeling short of breath.
・Daytime sleepiness interfering the daily activities
・Unable to fall asleep due to discomfort in legs
・Increased in frequency of sleep talking, and sleepwalking during deep sleep
・Unable to wake up in the morning
・Difficulty falling and remaining asleep with frequent awakenings at nights
Medical Center for Dementia ・Started to repeat the same talks many times.
・Can’t perform the usual tasks smoothly.
・Difficulty engaging in the topics of conversation.
・Hobbies and interests are disappearing and incidences of blank looks are increasing.
・Seeing things that aren’t there
・Saying that purse was stolen.
・Easy to get annoyed and angry.
・Change in personality
Center for Child Health,Behavior and Development Following symptoms are addressed by the Center
・Being restless or nervous
・Noticeable speech delay
・Can’t fit in the groups
・Can’t play with the classmates.
・School leaves increasing.
・Not taking the meals
・Weight loss without underlying cause
・Unable to fall asleep at nights, experiencing the day-night reversal
・Having doubts if self is annoying to others
・Worrying for things that will happen after growing into adulthood.