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Palpation

 

Palpation is a method of feeling with the fingers or hands during a physical examination. The health care provider touches and feels your body to examine the size, consistency, texture, location, and tenderness of an organ or body part.

 

 
  • Palpation

    Palpation - illustration

    Palpation is the method of "feeling" with the hands during a physical examination.

    Palpation

    illustration

    • Palpation

      Palpation - illustration

      Palpation is the method of "feeling" with the hands during a physical examination.

      Palpation

      illustration


     

    Review Date: 1/31/2015

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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