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435 Possible Causes for Abdominal Guarding

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Abdominal exam: tenderness, guarding, rigidity Pelvic exam cervical motion tenderness with/without uterine or adnexal tenderness (classic) PID is usually a clinical diagnosis[]

  • 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.[] Responses that may indicate appendicitis include Guarding. Guarding occurs when a person subconsciously tenses the abdominal muscles during an examination.[] Physical Exam Abdominal rigidity (involuntary guarding) is the sign with the highest predictive value for appendicitis (positive LR of 3.76).[]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    On abdominal exam, he has involuntary guarding and tenderness to palpation in the right upper quadrant and epigastric regions.[] […] examination Abdominal tenderness, distention, guarding Ileus with reduced bowel sounds and tympany on percussion Ascites Skin changes (rare) Cullen's sign : periumbilical[] Physical examination often reveals severe upper abdominal tenderness at times associated with guarding ( Carroll 2007 ; Frossard 2008 ).[]

  • Pancreatitis

    Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas which typically catches people off guard and its most commonly manifested by severe abdominal pain which requires[] The epigastrum is typically tender to palpation, but there is no guarding or rebound unless perforation has occurred.[] Abdominal examination typically reveals notable tenderness to palpation, guarding, and possible signs of peritoneal irritation, distension, or rigidity.[]

  • Acute Cholecystitis

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

  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess

    Symptoms of TOA rupture include signs of sepsis (hypotension, tachycardia, tachypnea) as well as an acute abdominal examination (rebound / guarding).[]

  • Intestinal Infarction

    […] of patients recover and do not progress beyond this phase Paralytic phase Shock phase Acute abd omen with abdominal guarding and rebound tenderness Signs of septic shock[] Peritoneal signs also include abdominal rigidity, a positive rebound sign, hypotension, guarding and a considerable distention in the abdomen.[] Later, as necrosis develops, signs of peritonitis appear, with marked abdominal tenderness, guarding, rigidity, and no bowel sounds.[]

  • Lobar Pneumonia

    Presented here is the case of a 63-year-old patient with a Streptococcus pneumoniae-infected aneurysm extending from a persistent lobar pneumonia of the left lung into the thoracic aorta. The patient was successfully treated with surgery and high-dose penicillin, and he remained well at 6-month follow-up. A[…][]

  • Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis

    Physical examination documented tachycardia and a soft, non-rigid abdomen with voluntary guarding.[] Later, as necrosis develops, signs of peritonitis appear, with marked abdominal tenderness, guarding, rigidity, and no bowel sounds.[] As the disease progresses and the bowel infarcts and the patient will develop abdominal distension with guarding, rebound, and absence of bowel sounds.[]

  • Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

    During your physical assessment, you note abdominal tenderness and guarding. What's your assessment? Based on Mrs.[] […] tenderness, rebounding, or guarding Cullen sign: blue discoloration around umbilicus suggesting retroperitoneal hemorrhage uterine enlargement fever orthostatic hypotension[] […] rebound tenderness and guarding).[]

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