Quote Originally Posted by frugalecook1216 View Post
Hi everyone, I hope someone can clear this up for me. In the HPI when the physician is writting the patient had a headache for 3 days would you identify headache as location or signs and symptoms? Also for abdominal pain how would you identify this location or signs and symptoms?
HA for 3 days: Location (pain in head) or Quality (specific type of pain) and duration (3 days)

Abdominal pain is Location.

Associated signs/symptoms, as others have said, would include blurry vision, or nausea, or something like that - they're separate indications of the same cause for the illness/problem that's causing the chief complaint. Hope that helps!