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Focal Abdominal Tenderness

 
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Overview

  • Feel For

  • Tenderness within a single region of the abdomen.
  • Interpretation

  • Right hypochondriumGallstones, peptic ulcer
  • EpigastriumPancreatitis, peptic ulcer, reflux
  • Left hypochondrium Peptic ulcer, pancreatitis
  • Right lumbarKidney stone, pyelonephritis
  • UmbilicusPancreatitis, early appendicitis, peptic ulcer, IBD
  • Left lumbarKidney stone, diverticulitis, IBD
  • Right iliac fossaAppendicitis, caecal diverticulitis, ovarian pathology, ectopic pregnancy, PID, inguinal hernia
  • HypogastriumCystitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, IBD, uterine pathology
  • Left Iliac FossaSigmoid diverticulitis, ovarian pathology, ectopic pregnancy, PID, inguinal hernia
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