What does "absent peritoneal signs" mean?
When "absent peritoneal signs" is listed as a symptom of a disorder, what does that term mean?
In response to Sebastien: I think you're probably right. But, for example, symptoms for Porphyria include both "abdominal pain" and "absent peritoneal signs." How is that possible?
- SebastienLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
it means your abdomen is soft, not tender and there's no rebound tenderness.
peritoneal signs are bad and warrant further investigations/admission to hospital. the absence of such signs is reassuring.