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76 Possible Causes for Acute Abdomen, Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic

  • Constipation

    Clinical presentation and blood analysis can be similar to the findings in acute abdomen caused by other more common causes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some patients with celiac disease may remain asymptomatic or have only mild gastrointestinal symptoms and thus may qualify for the diagnosis of IBS in the general clinical[dx.doi.org] On the other hand, Gastrografin is preferable for patients with an acute abdomen because this prevents the risk of extravasation of barium into the peritoneal cavity through[web.archive.org]

  • Acute Gastritis

    Chronic gastritis as a primary disease, such as H pylori- associated chronic gastritis, may progress as an asymptomatic disease in some patients, whereas other patients may[emedicine.com] AJR Am J Roentgenol 173:357–361 PubMed Google Scholar Gore RM, Miller FH, Pereles FS, Yaghmai VY, Berlin JW (2000) Helical CT in the evaluation of acute abdomen.[link.springer.com] This includes signs of an acute abdomen, which may require surgical intervention Chemically-induced gastroenteritis, e.g., from alcohol, other drugs of abuse or other irritant[clinicaltrials.gov]

  • Cholangitis

    Clinical description The majority of patients are asymptomatic at diagnosis, however, some patients present with symptoms of fatigue and/or pruritus.[orpha.net] The acute abdomen during pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2002; 45 :405–13. doi: 10.1097/00003081-200206000-00011. [ PubMed ] [ CrossRef ] [ Google Scholar ] 61.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sharp, HT 2002 The acute abdomen during pregnancy Clin Obstet Gynecol 45 405 13 CrossRef PubMed Google Scholar 61.[doi.org]

  • Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

    may be asymptomatic Thrombus formation in addition to progressive stenosis can lead to acute-on-chronic mesenteric ischemia acute mesenteric ischemia Clinical features Some[amboss.com] 75 years with acute abdomen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSIONS: AMI is underdiagnosed in the CT of the acute abdomen if there is no clinical suspicion. Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    may be asymptomatic Thrombus formation in addition to progressive stenosis can lead to acute-on-chronic mesenteric ischemia acute mesenteric ischemia Clinical features Some[amboss.com] Although Takayasu's arteritis may present a wide variety of signs and symptoms depending on the vessel affected, it is rarely associated with acute abdomen requiring emergency[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mesenteric infarction should be suspected in all elderly cardiac patients with symptoms of acute abdomen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intestinal Infarction

    […] of abdominal injuries -- The postoperative abdomen -- The acute abdomen in the tropics -- Diseases that may simulate the acute abdomen -- Acute abdominal pain in the immunocompromised[worldcat.org] may be asymptomatic Thrombus formation in addition to progressive stenosis can lead to acute-on-chronic mesenteric ischemia acute mesenteric ischemia Clinical features Some[amboss.com] abdomen in such patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    Patients may be asymptomatic or may present with unspecific abdominal pain.[karger.com] This case also serves to remind physicians that there should always be a high level of suspicion of intestinal infarction in patients with an acute abdomen who are in a hypercoagulable[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute superior mesenteric vein thrombosis presents vaguely as an acute abdomen with gradually worsening diffuse, colicky abdominal pain, associated with distention, and symptoms[radiopaedia.org]

  • Viral Hepatitis

    During the physical examination, a doctor presses on the abdomen above the liver, which is tender and somewhat enlarged in about half of the people with acute viral hepatitis[merckmanuals.com] patients with cirrhosis are asymptomatic, others develop life-threatening complications.[emedicine.medscape.com] Diagnosis Doctors suspect acute viral hepatitis based on symptoms.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Hepatitis A

    The clinical symptoms vary from person to person, with some patients remaining asymptomatic or suffering from less severe symptoms.[symptoma.com] Symptoms of hepatitis A (and acute hepatitis in general) can include: Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice) Feeling tired and rundown ( fatigue ) Pain in[poz.com] Symptoms may include fatigue, fever, nausea, myalgia, jaundice and pruritus. Recurrence and chronic hepatitis do not usually occur.[symptoma.com]

  • Acute Iron Intoxication

    Other causes of the gastrointestinal damage include the formation of submucosal thrombi resulting in mucosal ischemia and necrosis.17 Some patients may experience a period[healio.com] The occurrence of this asymptomatic or latent period can be confusing because the resolution of the gastroenteritis may be the first clinical sign of recovery in a mild case[healio.com]

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