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257 Possible Causes for Abdominal Guarding, Abdominal Rigidity

  • 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] Abdominal rigidity is highly specific (83%) with a low sensitivity (27%).[cdemcurriculum.com] 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[psnet.ahrq.gov]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity.[surgicalcasereports.springeropen.com] 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]

  • Perforated Peptic Ulcer

    The classic triad of sudden onset of abdominal pain, tachycardia and abdominal rigidity is the hallmark of PPU.[wjgnet.com] 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]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    rigidity What labs should be done in acute appendicitis WBC/chemistries/coagulations What is seen w/ WBC count in acute appendicitis What causes a suspicion of perforation[quizlet.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] Abdominal Rebound tenderness with guarding May have referred pain to shoulder Rigid, distended abdomen Bowel sounds decrease to absent Acute Care Management Nursing Diagnosis[nursingcrib.com]

  • Perforated Viscus

    On abdominal exam, the patient may have board like rigidity, involuntary guarding, and significant diffuse rebound tenderness.[cdemcurriculum.com] Etiologies include: actute diverticulitis cancer inflammatory bowel disease ischemic bowel abdominal trauma Presentation Symptoms abdominal pain and rigidity Physical exam[medbullets.com] Abdominal examination revealed marked distension, diffuse tenderness and involuntary guarding with absent bowel sounds.[ispub.com]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    Examination  normal abdominal examination in the face of severe abdominal pain.  No signs of peritonitis.  abdominal tenderness ,guarding , rigidity .  These signs develop[slideshare.net] […] 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[amboss.com] They may develop abdominal wall rigidity. Bloody diarrhea and heme-positive stools are a late finding after bowel has infarcted.[cdemcurriculum.com]

  • Black Widow Spider Bite

    Veterinarians verify black widow bites by identifying bite marks and skin wounds or checking the abdominal muscles for rigidity.[orkin.com] 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.[clinicaladvisor.com] Abdominal cramping or rigidity can be so severe that it's sometimes mistaken for appendicitis or a ruptured appendix. Sweating. Excessive sweating can occur.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Perforated Diverticulitis

    Symptoms can include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and rigid abdominal muscles ( 3 , 26 ).[healthline.com] 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[surgicaloasis.com] During your quick, focused assessment, you note abdominal distension, hypoactive bowel sounds, and involuntary guarding.[journals.lww.com]

  • Hemoperitoneum

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

  • Diverticular Abscess

    Symptoms can include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and rigid abdominal muscles ( 3 , 26 ).[healthline.com] Per abdominal examination revealed a tender mass of 6 5 cm in the right lumbar and iliac regions with guarding but no rigidity and rebound tenderness.[currentsurgery.org] abdominal pain with rebound and guarding (perforation) Urinary tract findings (colovesicular/colovaginal fistula) include suprapubic, flank, costovertebral tenderness; pneumaturia[emedicine.medscape.com]

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