doctors pushing on stomach???

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rkilcher25
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   Posted 10/14/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
whenever i go to the gi he always pushes down on my stomach, does anyone know why they do that and what are they feeling for?
26 years old
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Kanditron
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   Posted 10/14/2007 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not 100% on this but I think that it's mostly to check for tender/problem areas. My doctors always ask "Any pain here.. and here" So it's probably just meant to locate any tender areas due to possible inflammation.
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Hindy
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   Posted 10/14/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Checking for inflammation.

crohnie42
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   Posted 10/14/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI does it every appt.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 10/14/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
checking for inflamation and see if it is tender or if any areas are hard when palapting
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   Posted 10/14/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,
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   Posted 10/14/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi equinelvr,
You may want to post your introduction once again under new topic, that way people will know your new to HW and you'll get more replies. I just spotted your post but wanted to say Welcome.
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equinelvr
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   Posted 10/14/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, I just figured that out. Thanks.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/14/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate when the doctors do that! Even if it doesnt hurt then it usually hurts after.
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bunnypucker
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   Posted 10/14/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
when they do that they are looking for rebound pain. imflammation will hurt when you press on it but when it is really bad when they take the pressure off it gets worse. thats what my GI told me
 
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inflamed
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   Posted 10/14/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, my GI does that every time too. Thankfully no rebound pain for a while. I got so used to it, the last time he told me to sit on the table I automatically laid back.
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pb4
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   Posted 10/14/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they can feel inflammation when they do that, so that's why they're doing it.

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RxCrohnie
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   Posted 10/14/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Rebound pain from scars?? I am sorry. What rebound pain are you referring to if not inflammation?
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malakai
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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I asked one of my coworkers why they did that test and he did say that they were checking for rebound tenderness which is a sign of peritonitis.

got this info from wikipedia....

Rebound tenderness is a clinical sign that a doctor may detect in physical examination of a patient's abdomen. It refers to pain upon removal of pressure rather than application of pressure to the abdomen. (The latter is referred to simply as abdominal tenderness.)

It represents aggravation of the parietal layer of peritoneum by stretching or moving.

Rebound is regarded as one of the classic local signs of peritonitis which differentiates it from diseases such as appendicitis. The others are tenderness and guarding.

incase you were wondering what peritonitis was...

The more common type of peritonitis, called secondary peritonitis, is caused by the entry of bacteria or enzymes into the peritoneum from the gastrointestinal or biliary tract. Both cases of peritonitis are very serious and can be life-threatening if not treated properly.


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malakai
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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
BTW, when I was in the ER with my flare 104.7 degree fever and pain 9/10 in my abdomen... the darn thing hurt so bad I couldn't tell if it hurt pushing down or when it popped back up... it hurt all over the place... so I dunno how they figure that stuff out.

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rkilcher25
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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replies.  i always wondered why they did that.  I figured the same.  They press so hard i don't know how it wouldn't hurt for anyone, but i guess it must just be the crohn's.  I think for me it's more when pressed but it does feal sore after too so i don't really know, the doc never said anything to me about it after pressing.

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Surgery for fistulas in 2006 and 2007
 
 


gemini kiwi
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   Posted 10/14/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well last time that did that to me in ER they had to call the Orderly to bring some step-ladders to peel me off the ceiling.
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 10/15/2007 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I slapped the last doctor that pressed my belly that hard. I couldn't stand to even hold my then 2 year old daughter on my tummy . It was rigid and soooo painful. The GI pushes and I slapped his had out of mere reflex. I felt bad afterwards but I guess that gave him a real clear picture that I was in a major flare. We laughed about it afterwards. It's just a good thing his reflexes were in check and he didn't slap me back. LoL.
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*Phoebe*
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   Posted 10/15/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
last time i had my stomach 'pushed' it really hurt, and it had never hurt before.

It didn't hurt in the centre of my abdomen, just the sides, the left side, right side, and the bottom.

does anyone know what this could signal??

njmom
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   Posted 10/15/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure, but think rebound pain can be a sign of an abcess.

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   Posted 10/15/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
also checking for tumors, enlarged liver, spleen, etc... anything hard shouldnt be there. and when they thump on your belly. same thing, sounds differant when a solid object or a fluid filled area is hit , like an abcess etc...
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Sarita
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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
There is so much going on in that area that it's hard to pinpoint exactly one thing that they are checking for.  Rebound tenderness, masses, then the bowel sounds with the stethoscope - these are all clues to the innumerable possibilities.
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KaNDiCe21
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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
To the first reply, I've never seen anyone spell Kandice the same way i do thats so cool!! Yes, my doctors always push on my stomach every time. That way they can tell exactly where your tenderness and pain is located.
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TeachingAngel
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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
whenever my doctor does that to my stomach i feel the urge to go to the bathroom...even when there's no pain. fancy that!
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