rebound tenderness

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


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

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.
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Abdominal examination revealed a mildly distended abdomen, with pain all over but mostly in the epigastric and umbilical areas (there was some pain at the surgical site), no rigidity, no rebound tenderness and sluggish bowel sounds.
Of the 394 patients, 143 had rebound tenderness and/or guarding and 251 did not.
Direct abdominal tenderness is a fairly reliable sign of appendicitis during pregnancy, but rebound tenderness is much less reliable, because the enlarged uterus shields the abdominal wall.
On physical exam, the left inguinal region was tender and rebound tenderness was elicited over a 2 by 2 centimeter region inferior to the mid-inguinal ligament.
Her abdomen is soft and she displays slight guarding but no rebound tenderness. She is admitted to the hospital for observation and intravenous hydration.
These include dyspnea and stridor, ulcers, meningitis, GI rebound tenderness, hematemesis, and melena.
Her temperature was mildly elevated, she demonstrated rebound tenderness to a moderate degree at McBurney's point and at the 10, 2, and 4 o'clock periumbilical positions (Dr.
Findings on physical examination included injected conjunctivae, a temperature of 96.3 F (35.7 C), pulse of 112 beats per minute, and rebound tenderness to the abdomen.
Of all the symptoms RIF pain, Pain migration, nausea and vomiting and duration of symptoms came out to be statistically significant (with p value 0.032, 0.048, 0.016 and 0.042 respectively) but RIF pain and nausea and vomiting came out to be highly significant (with p value 0.032 and 0.016 respectively) Signs such as RIF tenderness was present in 190 cases (p value 0.016), guarding was present in 85 (p value 0.226), rebound tenderness was present in 75 (p value 0.461) and Rovsing's sign was present in 80 (p value 0.134).
She also had abdominal rebound tenderness in her left abdominal quadrants.
During his physical examination, tenderness without guarding and rebound tenderness were localized in the left upper quadrant.