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)
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