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Point tenderness - abdomen
Definition
Abdominal point tenderness is the pain you feel when pressure is placed over a certain part of the belly area (abdomen).


Point tenderness Treatment
Review Date: 11/16/2008
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, ...

Abdominal point tenderness refers to the pain you feel when pressure is applied to a specific part of the belly area (abdomen).
Overview & Considerations ...

Abdominal point tenderness is the pain you feel when pressure is placed over a certain part of the belly area (abdomen).
Alternative Names
Abdominal tenderness ...

Point Tenderness in Abdomen
Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness.

Point tenderness - abdomen
Tumor
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch attached to the beginning of your large intestine.

Point tenderness over the site of rupture
With large tears, inability to raise the arm out to the side, although this can be done with help
Tendinitis ...

Localized pain, point tenderness (pain over the exact point of the fracture)
Swelling
Bleeding into the skin, over the fracture site ...

Additionally, point tenderness must be found in at least 11 of 18 specified sites. Tender points are sharply localized and often bilaterally symmetric. Some points may correspond to sites of pain and others may be painless until palpated.

Musculoskeletal examination should note muscular point tenderness associated with fibromyalgia.

Point tenderness
Thirst
Fluid in the abdomen
Inability to pass feces or gas ...

Signs of a sprain include point tenderness, joint laxity, general joint pain and swelling. Treatment includes rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and gentle stretching and strengthening when the athlete is pain-free (see figures).

Point tenderness? If so, over what anatomic strucutres?
Assess the range of motion, both active (patient moves it) and passive (you move it) if active is limited/causes pain.
Strength, neuro-vascular assessment.

The individual may also complain of low urine output and an inability to pass gas or feces. Many individuals will complain of a specific area of tenderness that they are able to touch or point out (point tenderness).

Periumbilical pain in children (47 causes), Persistent painful erection (19 causes), Pleuritic chest pain in pregnancy (9 causes), Pleuritic chest pain that exacerbates by deep inspiration (15 causes), Pleurodynia (3 causes), Point tenderness (9 ...

See also: See also: Abdomen, X-Ray, Surgery, Stress, Injury

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