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Generalised Abdominal Tenderness

August 18th, 2017


  • 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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