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111 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Ascites, Decreased Bowel Sounds

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    A 50-year-old male presented with a 1-day history of abdominal bloating and distension.[] She had an extended hospital course because of severe disease, characterised by systemic inflammatory response syndrome, pleural effusion and ascites but was successfully[] Physical exam shows low grade fever, epigastric tenderness, and decreased bowel sounds.[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    This report describes the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with acute peritonitis associated with vomiting and abdominal distension.[] The treatment failed to slow the progress of the disease, and massive ascites appeared with thickening of the gallbladder wall.[] .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    RESULTS: A total of 6 patients were included in present series commonest presenting symptom was progressive abdominal distension without signs of overt peritonitis followed[] Manifestations may include fever, malaise, and symptoms of ascites and worsening hepatic failure. Diagnosis is by examination of ascitic fluid.[] Specific signs and symptoms of spontaneous peritonitis include: Fluid in the abdomen; abdominal pain and distention; tenderness; decreased bowel sounds; inability to pass[]

  • Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

    On physical exam, there is abdominal distension, diffuse abdominal tenderness to palpation, flank dullness, and a positive fluid wave.[] Ascites is uncommon in patients with hypothyroidism.[] Abdominal tenderness is what patients' feel. 4. Ascites. The speed of ascites accelerates. Patients feel anabatic abdominal distension. The diuretic does not work.[]

  • Hemoperitoneum

    We herein present a case of a 48-year-old woman who was urgently referred to our clinic with colic, abdominal distension, and hypovolemic shock during menstruation.[] Ascites with right pleural effusion initially suggested fetal hydrops.[] Significant findings on clinical examination were marked pallor, gross abdominal distension with doughy feel, and forniceal fullness on vaginal examination.[]

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever

    Peritoneal signs of board-like rigidity of the abdominal muscles, rebound tenderness, and abdominal distension with loss of bowel sounds are common findings during attacks[] A rare cause of ascites: Familial Mediterranean fever.[] Decreased bowel sounds, distention, guarding, and rebound tenderness are likely to occur at the peak of an attack and cannot be differentiated from a perforated viscus by[]

  • Ileus

    Ileus was defined if a child developed abdominal distension and had hyperactive or sluggish or absent bowel sound and a radiologic evidence of abdominal gas-fluid level during[] We describe a case of chylous ascites with strangulated ileus, and review all 22 cases (including our case) of chylous ascites with strangulated ileus reported in the English[] […] flatus, decreased bowel sounds and decreased stool output.[]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    Severe subcontinuous abdominal pain out of proportion to the physical findings and abdominal distension were the major symptoms in both patients.[] Two days later abdominal distension developed concomitantly with ventilatory distress due to a large retroperitoneal hematoma.[] Mesenteric ischemia and bowel infarction are life-threatening complications of acute MVT, manifesting as dehydration, hypotension, fever, ascites, and shock.[]

  • Intestinal Infarction

    Symptoms• Cramping and abdominal pain• Bloody stools• Frequent urge to defecate• Diarrhea• Nausea or vomiting• Abdominal distension 44.[] […] hemorrhagic infarction of the gastrointestinal tract that developed in a 53-year-old man 3 years after a Denver peritoneovenous shunt was implanted for control of cirrhotic ascites[] decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, no further bloody stools, and absent bowel sounds on exam.[]

  • Paralytic Ileus

    She presented with remarkable abdominal distension and respiratory difficulty but was effectively treated by surgical removal of the tumor with preoperative and operative[] US and plain film of the abdomen disclosed the existence of ischemic enteritis, ileus and ascites. Low CH50 was seen in July 2, 1992.[] Surgery, peritonitis, electrolyte abnormalities, medications, severe medical illness Nausea, vomiting, obstipation, distention Minimal abdominal tenderness, decreased bowel[]

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