EXAMINATION OF ABDOMEN – PART 2

Examining the abdomen in quadrants remembering the organs that occupy the quadrants will give an indication of the problem for example:

👉🏼Pain in all quadrants with associated vomiting and diarrhea may indicate gastroenteritis.

👉🏼Colicky pain in all quadrants may indicate an obstruction of the bowel.

👉🏼Pain from appendicitis is usually in the right lower quadrant.

👉🏼Pain from a gastric ulcer is usually in the top 2 quadrants more on the left than the right.

👉🏼Pain from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy will be in the lower quadrant on the affected side.

👉🏼Pain in the lower quadrants together with increased frequency of passing urine and pain when passing urine indicates an infection in the urinary tract (UTI)

Contd…Page 2 (Abdominal Quadrants)👇🏻

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