Signs
 

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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