Signs
 

Generalised Abdominal Tenderness

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Overview

    • Feel For

    • Generalised tenderness over more than one abdominal segment.
    • Significance

    • A feature of peritonism, suggestive of peritonitis.
    • Causes of Peritonitis

    • Infection post perforation - appendix, diverticulitis, IBD, perforated ulcer, surgical anastomosis
    • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
    • Blood - endometriosis, ruptured ovarian cyst, trauma
    • Bile - post-surgical
    • Urine - pelvic trauma
    • Pancreatic fluid - pancreatitis
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