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288 Possible Causes for Absent Bowel Sounds

  • Appendicitis

    bowel sounds.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Bowel sounds will be decreased or absent. A blood test will be given, because an increased white cell count may help confirm a diagnosis of appendicitis.[encyclopedia.com] Appendicitis is characterized by vomiting, a low-grade fever of 99 to 102 F, an elevated white blood cell count, rebound tenderness, a rigid abdomen, and decreased or absent[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Faint or absent bowel sounds can indicate hypokalemia.[cdc.gov]

  • Solanaceous Alkaloid Poisoning

    Physical exam findings suggesting anticholinergic poisoning include hyperthermia, dry mouth, tachycardia, mydriasis, flushed dry skin, absent bowel sounds, urinary retention[calpoison.org] Anticholinergic findings suggestive of poisoning include hyperthermia, dry mouth, tachycardia, blurred vision, flushed dry skin, absent bowel sounds, urinary retention, agitation[calpoison.org]

  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

    Ischaemia of the gut produces absent bowel sounds. Cerebral vein thrombosis can produce papilloedema and other neurological signs.[patient.info] bowel sounds in the presence of bowel necrosis Papilledema in the presence of cerebral vein thrombosis Skin nodules that are red and painful in the presence of dermal vein[emedicine.medscape.com] […] examination findings may include the following: Hepatomegaly and ascites in the presence of Budd-Chiari syndrome Splenomegaly in the presence of splenic vein thrombosis Absent[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Ileus

    Ileus was defined if a child developed abdominal distension and had hyperactive or sluggish or absent bowel sound and a radiologic evidence of abdominal gas-fluid level during[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CLINICAL FEATURES abdominal pain N V constipation abdominal distension intolerant of enteral feeding absent bowel sounds can produce: intestinal ischaemia, perforation and[lifeinthefastlane.com] ) Abdominal tenderness, rigidity (usually absent unless strangulation or peritonitis occur) Absent bowel sounds or high pitched bowel sounds above obstruction (upon auscultation[slideshare.net]

  • Anticholinergic Toxicity

    bowel sounds, tachycardia, flushed skin, disorientation, urinary retention, hyperthermia, dry skin and mucous membranes, and auditory and visual hallucinations.[emjournal.net] Physical exam findings suggesting anticholinergic poisoning include hyperthermia, dry mouth, tachycardia, mydriasis, flushed dry skin, absent bowel sounds, urinary retention[calpoison.org] Mydriasis, dry mucous membranes, absence of axillary sweat, flushed skin, fever, tachycardia, decreased or absent bowel sounds, and urinary retention suggest muscarinic blockade[clinicalgate.com]

  • Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

    Clinical signs which may suggest operative management include tenderness not localised to the area of injury, as well as absent bowel sounds.[radiopaedia.org] Absent bowel sounds and abdominal wall rigidity were the most sensitive indices as their presence was always associated with intraperitoneal injury.[jpgmonline.com] The decision to operate was based on the following: peritoneal irritation as manifested by tenderness, reduced or absent bowel sounds, spasm of the abdominal wall or rebound[east.org]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    bowel sounds/tachycardia/hypotension What labs should be done in peritonitis CBC/chemistires/serum lactate level What can you see on plain films in peritonitis Dilated bowel[quizlet.com] The abdomen is often distended, with hypoactive-to-absent bowel sounds.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] peritonitis What is localized pain of peritonitis Seen mainly w/ appendicitis/diverticulitis What is generalized pain of peritonitis Rebound tenderness/guarding/rigidity/absent[quizlet.com]

  • Paralytic Ileus

    ) Abdominal tenderness, rigidity (usually absent unless strangulation or peritonitis occur) Absent bowel sounds or high pitched bowel sounds above obstruction (upon auscultation[slideshare.net] His abdomen was grossly distended with absent bowel sounds. There was no palpable organomegaly.[thyroidresearchjournal.biomedcentral.com] Abdominal distention (usually absent or minimally noticeable in proximal obstructions and lower intestinal obstructions) Constipation (occur later) Lack of flatus (occur later[slideshare.net]

  • Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage

    Her abdomen was extremely distended, firm to the touch, and had absent bowel sounds.[redorbit.com]

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