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511 Possible Causes for Abdominal Guarding

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  • Appendicitis

    CASE REPORT A 13-year-old Hispanic female presented at the emergency room with anorexia and left upper-quadrant abdominal pain with involuntary guarding.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The pain is persistent and is aggravated by motion, causing the patient to bend over and tense the abdominal muscles (muscle guarding).[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Abdominal rigidity is highly specific (83%) with a low sensitivity (27%).[cdemcurriculum.com]

  • Peritonitis

    […] pain [ edit ] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain , abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding , which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[en.wikipedia.org] She was febrile (38 C), had involuntary abdominal guarding and rebound tenderness on physical examination.[scielo.isciii.es] Serial abdominal exams should be performed for tenderness, rebound tenderness, and guarding.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    Abdominal examination revealed mild abdominal distension, general abdominal guarding and rigidity in the right upper quadrant.[panafrican-med-journal.com] […] pain [ edit ] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain , abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding , which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[en.wikipedia.org] The classic abdominal signs are tenderness on palpation, guarding and rebound tenderness. The tenderness will be maximal over the area of pathology.[patient.info]

  • Acute Cholecystitis

    Abdominal guarding in response to deep palpation is common. Up to 15 percent of patients with acute cholecystitis are jaundiced.[aafp.org] guarding, a positive Murphy’s sign , and leukocytosis.[medical-institution.com] Abdominal guarding is noted. WHAT ARE THE CLUES? You suspect that Ms. Lawson has acute cholecystitis.[nursingcenter.com]

  • Liver Hematoma

    Abdominal examination presented tenderness, guarding and rebound in all quadrants.[scopemed.org] Ultrasonography and general abdominal computed tomography showed subcapsular liver hematoma and subdiaphragmatic free air. The patient was operated due to acute abdomen.[scopemed.org] […] with endoscopic sphincterotomy, balloon and basket. 12 hours after being discharged, patient admitted to the emergency service presenting low blood pressure, fatigue and abdominal[scopemed.org]

  • Perforated Peptic Ulcer

    This reflex is known as abdominal guarding. A perforated ulcer frequently also causes swelling of the abdomen, known as abdominal distention.[livestrong.com] Physical examination detected guarding of the abdominal wall.[gynecolsurg.springeropen.com] Abdominal guarding and distention both cause the area to feel rigid on examination. Light tapping on the abdomen will often produce a hollow, drum-like sound.[livestrong.com]

  • Subcapsular Liver Hematoma

    Abdominal examination presented tenderness, guarding and rebound in all quadrants.[scopemed.org] Ultrasonography and general abdominal computed tomography showed subcapsular liver hematoma and subdiaphragmatic free air. The patient was operated due to acute abdomen.[scopemed.org] […] with endoscopic sphincterotomy, balloon and basket. 12 hours after being discharged, patient admitted to the emergency service presenting low blood pressure, fatigue and abdominal[scopemed.org]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Lower abdominal pain could be appendicitis or sigmoid diverticulitis, or it could have a gynecologic or urologic cause.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] Patients with gastroenteritis should not have rebound tenderness, guarding, distention, bulges, pinpoint pain, or a board-like abdomen. 13 Duration: Acute infectious gastroenteritis[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com]

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever

    Abdominal guarding, rebound tenderness, rigidity, and an ileus are often present. (These findings closely resemble those of an acute surgical abdomen.[symptoma.com] […] rebound, guarding, reduced peristalsis that may lead to bowel obstruction or unnecessary abdominal surgery.[clinicaladvisor.com] […] pain due to serositis, episodic fever, amyloidosis, muscle 'guarding', leukocytosis, malabsorption that resolve within 24 hrs Prognosis Good in absence of renal amyloidosis[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Splenic Rupture

    […] pain , especially in the left upper quadrant (LUQ) , possible abdominal guarding Kehr's sign : referred pain in the left shoulder Ballance's sign: dullness on percussion[amboss.com] Right quadrant/left abdominal pain Left shoulder pain Severe or mild pain Rebound tenderness Muscle guarding Nausea Profuse sweating or hot and cold sensations Abdominal distension[ksi.uconn.edu] The major symptoms and signs of splenic rupture include abdominal pain, tenderness and guarding, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and syncope ( 9 ).[spandidos-publications.com]

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