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667 Possible Causes for Abdominal Rigidity

  • Constipation

    Rigid endoscopy may be used in an urgent situation when flexible endoscopy is not available.[web.archive.org] Colonoscopy should not be performed if perforation or acute diverticulitis or other infectious processes are suspected because of the risk of worsening intra-abdominal contamination[web.archive.org]

  • Pneumonia

    Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 13(3):159–169, MAY 2007 DOI: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e3280f3bff4 , PMID: 17414122 Issn Print: 1070-5287 Publication Date: 2007/05/01 Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid Abstract Purpose of review Pneumonia is one of the major infectious diseases responsible for significant[…][doi.org]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    This mass may be difficult to locate in inconsolable infants because of abdominal rigidity from muscle straining. Early on, vomiting of undigested food may occur.[elearning.sumdu.edu.ua] The obstinate constipation, the developing abdominal distention, the rapid pulse, and the fecal character of the vomitus will point toward intestinal obstruction.[henriettes-herb.com] […] sigmoidoscopy should form part of a complete abdominal examination.[rcemlearning.co.uk]

  • Appendicitis

    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] Physical Exam Abdominal rigidity (involuntary guarding) is the sign with the highest predictive value for appendicitis (positive LR of 3.76).[web.archive.org]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    An abdominal examination may reveal bloating, exquisite tenderness or rigidity – stiffness due to muscular contractions in your abdominal wall.[livehealthy.chron.com] In acute pancreatitis, the abdominal wall muscles will be rigid. When listening to the abdomen with a stethoscope, there may be very few or no intestinal sounds.[medicalnewstoday.com] : Marked epigastric tenderness with voluntary and involuntary guarding /- rigidity, Abdominal distension, Reduced bowel sound, Palpable pseudocyst (sometimes) Uncommon signs[epomedicine.com]

  • Peritonitis

    […] pain[edit] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, abdominal guarding, rigidity, which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[en.wikipedia.org] You'll note abdominal rigidity on palpation and general tenderness (or local tenderness if the inflammation stays in a specific area).[journals.lww.com] Other symptoms[edit] Diffuse abdominal rigidity ("abdominal guarding") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of ileus[en.wikipedia.org]

  • 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] They may develop abdominal wall rigidity. Bloody diarrhea and heme-positive stools are a late finding after bowel has infarcted.[cdemcurriculum.com] Some patients will have hypoactive bowel sounds and abdominal distension. Guiaic positive stool are also seen but may also manifest as frank hematochezia.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    As ischemia progresses to necrosis, peritoneal signs evolve, including involuntary guarding, rebound, and abdominal wall rigidity.[ahajournals.org]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Other symptoms [ edit ] Diffuse abdominal rigidity (" abdominal guarding ") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of[en.wikipedia.org] The dog usually walks with a stiff gait and the abdominal muscles are rigid in an attempt to guard the abdomen.[gopetsamerica.com] On palpation revealed muscular tension of abdominal wall. Especially expressed the muscular rigidity in case of perforation of hollow organs ("board-like abdomen").[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua]

  • Acute Emphysematous Cholecystitis

    Patient had tachycardia with generalized guarding and rigidity on per abdominal examination. Abdominal X-ray showed presence of dilated small bowel loops.[bhj.org.in]

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