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Gastro Exam

 
 
 
The Patient
The Hands
The Arms
The Face
The Neck
The Chest
The Abdomen – Inspection
The Abdomen – Auscultation
The Abdomen - Palpation
The Groin
Digital Rectal Examination
 
 

Abdominal Distension

 
 
    • Look For
    • Enlargement of the abdomen, noting whether the enlargement is generalised or localised.
    • Causes of Abdominal Distension
    • Fat - central obesity
    • Faeces - lifestyle, age, obstruction, drugs, endocrine / neurological
    • Flatus - irritable bowel syndrome, mechanical or paralytic gut obstruction
    • Fluid - ascites, blood, pus, urine, bile, chyle, enteric contents
    • Foetus - pregnancy
    • Mass - cancer, abscess, abdominal wall fibrosis
 
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Associated Diseases
BETA

Gastrointestinal
Other
 
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