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Blumberg signal – Rebound tenderness

Blumberg signal (or Rebound tenderness high quality sign) is elicited with the aid of palpating slowly and
deeply over a viscus and then unexpectedly freeing the palpating hand. If rebound tenderness is superb
then the patient reviews ache. The signal is explained through the reality that sluggish stretching of the
abdominal wall via deep palpation followed by means of surprising launch of this pressure stimulates
the parietal peritoneum which, if inflamed, produces pain. Rebound tenderness isn't usually a
dependable signal and have to be interpreted with warning, specifically in the ones sufferers with a low
pain threshold.
Rebound tenderness is normally carried out as a part of physical exam of a affected person of
appendicitis. Rebound tenderness is also named advantageous Blumberg’s sign.
Note that it refers to the ache due to the removal of the strain, in preference to the pain because of
strain (tenderness).

What does Blumberg’s sign indicate?
Blumberg’s sign is finished in the course of the bodily examination of a affected person, typically arriving
at the hospital or emergency department with the bitch of abdominal ache.
The wonderful Blumberg’s sign suggests peritonitis.


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