Rebound Abdominal Pain


Rebound Abdominal Pain, Rebound Abdominal Tenderness, Rebound Tenderness, Rebound Pain

  • Technique
  1. Do not test Rebound Tenderness by rapid release
    1. Use other Rebound Tenderness methods
  2. Stethoscope applies pressure and releases
    1. Observe response
  3. Cough Test
    1. Patient asked to cough
    2. Positive if results in Abdominal Pain
  4. Inspiration Test
    1. Deep inspiration and "suck in your Stomach"
  5. Expiration Test
    1. Prolonged expiration and "puff out your Stomach"
  • References
  1. Natesan (2015) Crit Dec Emerg Med 29(12): 2-11