Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Types Anatomy

Abdomen Tenderness Types

Tenderness that is located in one area of the abdomen can provide an important clue to the underlying cause:

The combination of abdominal pain and abdominal tenderness increases the risk for a significant underlying illness. Many conditions cause abdominal pain, but few conditions also cause abdominal tenderness.

Other important features of abdominal tenderness include:

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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