rebound tenderness


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Related to rebound tenderness: Rovsing sign, Murphy's sign

tenderness

 [ten´der-nes]
a state of unusual sensitivity to touch or pressure.
rebound tenderness
1. a state in which pain is felt on the release of pressure over a part.
2. specifically, such a sensation in the abdomen, considered a sign of peritonitis. It is sometimes used to test for peritonitis; this procedure is controversial because of the pain involved.

re·bound ten·der·ness

tenderness percured when pressure, particularly pressure on the abdomen, is suddenly released.

rebound tenderness

a sign of inflammation of the peritoneum in which increased pain is elicited by the sudden release of the fingertips pressing on the abdomen. Most examiners check for rebound tenderness in the quadrant opposite the area of pain. One hand is used, with the fingers placed perpendicular to the plane of the abdomen. The area of pain may be diffuse or relatively sharply circumscribed. See also appendical reflex, peritonitis.
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Testing for rebound tenderness

rebound tenderness

Clinical medicine The presence of pain that is more intense when the examiner releases pressure when palpating the abdomen

Blum·berg sign

(blūm'berg sīn)
Pain felt on sudden release of steadily applied pressure on a suspected area of the abdomen, indicative of peritonitis.
Synonym(s): rebound tenderness.

rebound tenderness

A clinical sign of inflammation somewhere in the intestine, as in APPENDICITIS. Gentle but increasing pressure is applied to the front of the abdomen, remote from the suspected site, and then suddenly released. A definite pain, felt in another part of the abdomen suggests disease there.

tenderness

a state of unusual sensitivity to touch or pressure.

rebound tenderness
a state in which pain is felt on the release of pressure over a part.
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On physical examination, he appeared pale, his abdomen was soft, and there was no tenderness or rebound tenderness.
His physical examination revealed that he had mild edema of the face and legs, direct tenderness of the left upper abdomen, without rebound tenderness.
The predominant sign seen in the present study was tenderness and rebound tenderness in right iliac fossa.
The abdomen was soft and only mildly tender over the mass with no guarding or rebound tenderness.
The pain was mainly epigastric with rebound tenderness.
Widespread abdominal pain existed, without abdominal guarding and rebound tenderness.
On physical examination, her abdomen was distended and rebound tenderness was detected in the left lower abdomen.
The patient was positive for left abdomen tenderness, negative for rebound tenderness.
She looked a little pale and had rebound tenderness and guarding in palpation of RLQ of abdomen.
There was no abdominal guarding, rigidity, or rebound tenderness.