Rebound tenderness

What is Rebound tenderness?

Rebound tenderness when discomfort is felt, not upon pressing down on the abdomen, but upon releasing the abdomen after pressing down. It is a physical sign commonly seen in appendicitis.

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I'm a 67 yo male, pharmacist, who works in a hospital. 5 day duration of symptoms. They include severe malaise, general muscle aches, unusual...

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a urinary tract infection is likely

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frequent urination can be a symptom of a urinary tract infection,...

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My dad traveled to Guyana and got sick on the flight. He was then told at the hospital in Guyana that his Umbilical Hernia was in strangulation but...

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There should not be any vomiting at all.

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Thanks for your query and faith in us.
Read the history and understood...

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Hi, My daughter has some rebound pain when she presses on her abdomen and lets go again. She says she has had this for some time - many months but...

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Rebound tenderness in right lower abdomen requires A and E consultation

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