Why does peritonitis cause rebound tenderness?
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Furthermore, does appendicitis have rebound tenderness?
Rebound tenderness Dr. Payne says not to push on your abdomen again—"if it hurts, don't do it again" is a good rule with appendicitis-related abdominal pain—and see your doctor if you experience rebound tenderness, particularly if you have a fever, nausea, or other symptoms.
Secondly, can constipation cause rebound tenderness? Constipation can cause pain localized in the lower right abdomen, as well as rebound tenderness.
Likewise, what is guarding rebound tenderness?
Guarding can often be overcome by having the patient purposely relax the muscles; rigidity cannot be. Rigidity is thus a clear-cut sign of peritoneal inflammation. Rebound tenderness is the elicitation of tenderness by rapidly removing the examining hand.
What is the most common cause of peritonitis?
Infection. Perforation of part of the gastrointestinal tract is the most common cause of peritonitis.