Glossary for Abdominal tenderness
Medical terms related to Abdominal tenderness or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal Pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
- Abdominal Tenderness in Pregnancy: Abdominal Tenderness in Pregnancy is a painful sensation felt in the region between the lower border of the ribs and the pelvis.
- Abdominal discomfort: The sensation of discomfort located in the abdomen
- Abdominal distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
- Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
- Abdominal swelling: Swelling or bloating of the abdomen
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
- Acute pancreatitis: sudden inflammation of the pancreas
- Adhesions: A fibrous band or structure by which parts abnormally adhere
- Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
- Autoimmune oophoritis: An autoimmune condition where the body's own immune system attacks the ovaries and causes them to become inflamed. It can lead to ovarian function stopping prematurely.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Chemical poisoning -- Arsine: Arsine is a chemical used in the making of semiconductors and in the metal refining industry. It is considered a possible chemical agent in chemical warfare. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
- Dientamoeba fragilis: Parasite usually causing digestive symptoms
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Dissecting aortic aneurysm: aortic dissection is a potentially life-threatening condition in which there is bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta, the major artery leaving the heart
- Diverticular Disease: Protrusions of the colon wall (diverticulosis) or their inflammation (diverticulitis)
- Diverticular disease and diverticulitis:
- Diverticulitis: diverticulitis is inflammation of an abnormal pouch(diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine
- Ectopic pregnancy: The occurrence of a pregnancy outside that of the uterus
- Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
- Fitz syndrome: Symptoms caused by an acute pancreatic inflammation.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
- Hydronephrosis: Swelling of the kidney resulting from a blockage to the flow of urine.
- Ileitis: Inflammation of the lower end of the small intestine
- Intussusception: intussusception is the sliding of one part of the intestine into another
- Liver abscess: Pus in the liver
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Meckel's diverticulum: A Meckel's diverticulum is a pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small bowel that is present at birth (congenital). The diverticulum may contain tissue from the stomach or pancreas.
- Mesenteric ischemia: Mesenteric ischemia refers to a reduced blood flow and oxygen supply to the mesentery, a thin membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall and contains some blood vessels.
- Mittelschmerz: Mid-cycle abdominal pain due to ovulation
- Necrotizing enterocolitis: A rare disease that is tends to occur in premature infants and involves inflammation and destruction of gastrointestinal tissue. It usually occurs within weeks of birth - often after the start of milk feeding. The condition can be extremely serious and even fatal.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Ogilvie's syndrome: A rare gastrointestinal disorder where the peristaltic action of the colon is absent which prevents fecal matter from passing through.
- Omphalitis: Omphalitis refers to an infection of the belly button stump before it falls off naturally in a newborn baby.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pancreatic abscess: A localized pus-filled cavity (abscess) in the pancreas which usually occurs after pancreatitis. Death can occur if the abscess is not drained.
- Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
- Pelvic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the pelvis due to infection.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease: A condition which is characterized by an infection which is located in the upper female genital tract
- Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
- Prostatitis: Inflammation of the prostate
- Pyloric stenosis: Narrowed opening between stomach and intestines
- Renal calculi: A condition characterized the formation of a stone I the renal tract caused by deposition of urates and phosphates
- Retroperitoneal abscess: An abscess (pus-filled cavity) in the retroperitoneal area (space behind the abdominal cavity).
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Tenderness: The occurrence of the sensation of pain
- Toxic megacolon: is a life threatening complication
- Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
- Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
- Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
- Vancomycin resistant enterococcal bacteremia: A condition which is characterised by bacteremia caused by an enterococci that is resistant to vancomycin.
- Whipple's Disease: Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection
- Xanthic urolithiasis: The formation of xanthine crystals in the urine
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