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184 Possible Causes for Abdominal Guarding, Abdominal Rigidity

  • Appendicitis

    Abdominal rigidity is highly specific (83%) with a low sensitivity (27%).[] CASE REPORT A 13-year-old Hispanic female presented at the emergency room with anorexia and left upper-quadrant abdominal pain with involuntary guarding.[] rigidity, and migration of pain from the periumbilical region to the right lower quadrant increases the likelihood of appendicitis.( 7 ) Although often atypical, the history[]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    They may develop abdominal wall rigidity. Bloody diarrhea and heme-positive stools are a late finding after bowel has infarcted.[] […] 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[] Increasing abdominal tenderness with guarding and rebound tenderness, fever, uncontrollable bleeding, and paralytic ileus indicate possible infarction of the colon (severe[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    The dog usually walks with a stiff gait and the abdominal muscles are rigid in an attempt to guard the abdomen.[] […] pain [ edit ] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding, which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[] Symptoms of more advanced appendicitis include: abdominal swelling and rigidity pain on the right side of the abdomen when pressed on the left side These are both signs that[]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    A 79-year-old man presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and fever.[] We report a case of small intestinal diverticulitis diagnosed with abdominal ultrasonography.[] Because the physical examination showed tenderness and muscular guarding, we suspected local peritonitis due to acute appendicitis or diverticulitis of the ascending colon[]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity.[] Abdominal examination revealed mild abdominal distension, general abdominal guarding and rigidity in the right upper quadrant.[] […] pain [ edit ] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding, which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[]

  • Hemoperitoneum

    […] pain and distention with associated diffuse tenderness and guarding.[] Abdominal palpation revealed generalised tenderness with no guarding or palpable contraction.[] Physical examination showed generalized abdominal tenderness with significant rebounding pain and muscle guarding.[]

  • Perforated Peptic Ulcer

    This reflex is known as abdominal guarding. A perforated ulcer frequently also causes swelling of the abdomen, known as abdominal distention.[] 'Board-like abdominal rigidity' can develop in patients and localized or generalized peritonitis progresses..[] Severe abdominal pain in an ill-appearing child with a rigid abdomen and possibly with signs of shock is the typical presenting feature of this life-threatening complication[]

  • Perforated Viscus

    Etiologies include: actute diverticulitis cancer inflammatory bowel disease ischemic bowel abdominal trauma Presentation Symptoms abdominal pain and rigidity Physical exam[] Some of the clinical manifestations that lead to suspect AAP are absence of bowel sounds, bilious vomiting, involuntary abdominal guarding, rebound tenderness, abdominal rigidity[] […] etc) Vomiting May be shocked due to sepsis - remember this presents differently in young and old patients Abdominal examination board rigid knees drawn up brusing, injuries[]

  • Perforated Diverticulitis

    She was found to have severe tenderness and guarding in the left lower quadrant and her abdominal CT scan showed severe sigmoid diverticulitis with micro-perforation and significant[] During your quick, focused assessment, you note abdominal distension, hypoactive bowel sounds, and involuntary guarding.[] Abdominal examination revealed tenderness and guarding in right iliac fossa (RIF) and right lumber region.[]

  • Black Widow Spider Bite

    Veterinarians verify black widow bites by identifying bite marks and skin wounds or checking the abdominal muscles for rigidity.[] Latrodectism can be confused with an acute abdomen secondary to the significant muscle cramping and abdominal rigidity that can occur with a black widow spider bite.[]

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