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Abdominal Examination

A hands-on evaluation of the abdominal cavity to identify abnormalities, if any, based on any change in size, shape, consistency, or sound on percussion of the organs found therein.
Parameters assessed Ascites, ballotability, bowel sounds (normoactive, hyperactive, hypoactive, high-pitched, inaudible, tympanitic), costovertebral angle tenderness, distension, obesity, fluid wave, guarding, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, organomegaly, liver, spleen and kidneys (tender or not), McBurney's point (for appendicitis), Murphy's sign, palpable, nonpalpable, protuberant, rebound tenderness, scaphoid, surgical scars.

abdominal examination

Clinical medicine A hands-on evaluation of the abdominal cavity to identify abnormalities, if any, based on any change in size, shape, consistency, or sound on percussion of the organs found therein. See Abdomen.
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His abdominal exam was abnormal and CT scan revealed a large amount of free air and fluid within the intraperitoneal cavity, consistent with a perforated viscus.
Abdominal exam revealed a soft, non-distended abdomen with no scars and no palpable masses.
Abdominal exam to evaluate a mass or pain 1 Anal exam for fissure, prolabed hemorrhoidal 1 mass or any other lesion Digital rectal exam to look for rectal 1 mass or pain Examining the finger of glove for blood, 1 mucus and stool quality Table 2.
Besides the abdominal exam findings, she had very impressive hyperpigmented lesions scattered across her body as demonstrated in Figure 1.
Her vital signs were stable, her abdominal exam was unremarkable, and she had no palpable organomegaly.
The abdominal exam revealed mild distention and tenderness over the right lower quadrant.
On physical examination, he had an unremarkable abdominal exam. On digital and anoscopic examinations, there were third degree prolapsed hemorrhoids and an ulcerated, soft lesion on top of the 3 o'clock hemorrhoid.
Abdominal exam revealed tenderness with some degree of guarding along the right flank.
In abdominal exam, no erythema, tenderness, or odor was appreciated.
She was discharged and seen in the office the following day with no further complaints of abdominal pain and no tenderness upon abdominal exam.