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68 Possible Causes for Abdominal Fullness, Hyperactive Bowel Sounds

  • Lactose Intolerance

    The main symptoms presented by the patients are abdominal fullness or bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and flatulence. Borborygmi may also be experienced.[symptoma.com] Common symptoms of lactose intolerance include abdominal bloating, a feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen abdominal pain diarrhea gas nausea Symptoms occur 30 minutes[web.archive.org]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    On the other hand, if very hyperactive bowel sounds are heard they are indicative of mechanical obstruction.[symptoma.com] Small bowel obstruction may cause: Abdominal fullness and/or excessive gas Distension—abdomen feels stretched out more than normal Pain and cramps in stomach area Vomiting[winchesterhospital.org] On the first postoperative day (POD), the patient presented persistent abdominal pain, sense of fullness, nausea, and vomiting with traces of blood.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Colitis

    As part of the diagnosis the doctor will take a full medical history and conduct a physical examination.[southerncross.co.nz] Diagnosis Ulcerative colitis may be suspected when a person has experienced symptoms of rectal bleeding, intermittent diarrhoea and abdominal pain.[southerncross.co.nz]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    […] swelling (distention) Abdominal fullness, gas Abdominal pain and cramping Breath odor Constipation Diarrhea Inability to pass gas Vomiting Exams and Tests During a physical[nicklauschildrens.org] fullness, gaseous Abdominal tenderness Crampy abdominal pain that comes and goes (intermittent) Failure to pass gas or stool ( constipation ) A feeling of intense dislike[healthcommunities.com] Impacted stool Intussusception (telescoping of one segment of bowel into another) Tumors blocking the intestines Volvulus (twisted intestine) Symptoms Symptoms may include: Abdominal[mountsinai.org]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    At first, enteric stimuli resulting from the obstruction cause an increase in propulsive activity, causing hyperactive bowel sounds.[clinicaladvisor.com] […] swelling (distention) Abdominal fullness, gas Abdominal pain and cramping Breath odor Constipation Diarrhea Inability to pass gas Vomiting Exams and Tests During a physical[nicklauschildrens.org] Hyperactive, high-pitched bowels sounds at the beginning and then hypoactive bowel sounds as obstruction progresses and bowel muscles fatigue. Tachycardia. Fever.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    […] pain and may persist for several weeks. [19] Children infected with rotavirus usually make a full recovery within three to eight days. [20] However, in poor countries treatment[en.wikipedia.org] […] headache and muscle pain. [18] If the stool is bloody, the cause is less likely to be viral [18] and more likely to be bacterial. [19] Some bacterial infections cause severe abdominal[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

    Clinical description Patients commonly present with severe chronic "obstructive" symptoms: abdominal pain, distension/fullness, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and/or intractable[orpha.net] Physical findings: Individuals with CIIPO may present with severe chronic obstructive symptoms: • Abdominal pain; • Distensions/fullness; • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and/or[secure.ssa.gov] Common symptoms include: abdominal distention (a bloated or swollen belly) vomiting constipation abdominal pain diarrhea feeling full after a small snack food aversion pain[childrenshospital.org]

  • Disaccharidase Deficiency

    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The "gold standard" for the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) is the small intestinal biopsy. A significant number of biopsies are inadequate for interpretation. Furthermore, the labeling of a biopsy as a Marsh I or II is somewhat subjective and may vary with the experience of the pathologist.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Giardiasis

    The recent near-epidemic incidence of Giardia lamblia infection in visitors to the Soviet Union illustrates the importance of this intestinal flagellate as a cause of diarrhea in travelers worldwide. Clinical states range from the asymptomatic cyst-passing stage, to the chronic or subacute stage mimicking gallbladder or[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tropical Sprue

    Tropical sprue is a rare acquired disease, probably of infectious etiology, characterized by malabsorption and megaloblastic anemia. Diagnosis is clinical and by small-bowel biopsy. Treatment is with tetracycline and folate for 6 mo. Tropical sprue occurs chiefly in the Caribbean, southern India, and Southeast Asia,[…][merck.com]

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