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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ten·der·ness

(ten'dĕr-nes),
The condition of being tender.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tenderness

Medtalk Mild pain. See Rebound tenderness.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ten·der·ness

(ten'dĕr-nĕs)
The condition of being tender.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tenderness

Pain elicited by touch or pressure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about tenderness

Q. sore thorat

A. sore throat usualy caused by a virus infecting the area, then the only thing you can do is wait, take a teaspoon of huney every now and then (it has septic abilities)and that's it. but it could be a bacterial infection (mostly come with fever- sometimes not) and that needs an antibiotic treatment. to determine for sure a doctor needs to do a swab of the throat.
hope that helped!! :)

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

Q. I have a sore throat should I take antibiotics? I am a 19 years old collage student. in the past few days I feel a sore throat and I have pain in my left neck. I feel a new "lump" in my neck, it is a soft lump and its very tender to palpation. I also have a low degree fever (something like 37.8 c). How can i know if I need antibiotics?

A. You might need an antibiotic therapy. In general, sore throat that goes along without red eyes and general malaise tends to be with a bacterial origin and require antibiotic therapy. If it happens to many times, you can do a surgery to remove the tonsils as you can see here
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