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    Years ago I read that you can count more than (1) location in the HPI and I can't seem to find any references for it. Example:

    Patient comes in has headache for 3 days and for the last month has abdominal pain with some diarrhea.

    Would you count location twice since it's 2 different areas of the body that are not related?

    Thank you!

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    I would not count it twice. Regardless of how many times location is documented it is still just one element.

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    I would also not count twice.

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