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289 Possible Causes for Decreased 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]

  • Anticholinergic

    Peripheral inhibition is variable - but the symptoms may include: hot, dry skin, flushed appearance, mydriasis, tachycardia, decreased bowel sounds and urinary retention.[rch.org.au]

  • Paralytic Ileus

    Surgery, peritonitis, electrolyte abnormalities, medications, severe medical illness Nausea, vomiting, obstipation, distention Minimal abdominal tenderness, decreased bowel[quizlet.com] Additional symptoms that may accompany the condition are nausea, abdominal distention, vomiting, decreased bowel sounds, and also a mild level of tenderness over the abdomen[constipation-remedies.co.uk] Interventions • Interventions Notify surgeon of changes in: o VS o Bowel sounds o Decreased urine output o Increased abdominal distention o Pain Maintain strict I&O record[slideshare.net]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    bowel sounds and diarrhea in some patients.[symptoma.com] Most important symptoms are related to the gastrointestinal tract and include intense and nonspecific abdominal pain that may be cramping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, decreased[symptoma.com]

  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    bowel sounds Imaging findings Acute disease most commonly affects the terminal ileum Plain film of the abdomen remains method in which disease is diagnosed most often Findings[learningradiology.com] . - Decreased bowel sounds. - Blood in the stool. - Redness or abnormal coloring of the abdomen. - Lethargy. - Vomiting. - Fever. - Apnea (pauses in breathing). - Slowed heart[abc.go.com] bowel sounds with abdominal distention and tenderness.[rarediseases.org]

  • Datura Stramonium Poisoning

    Typical symptoms of DS intoxication are those of atropine intoxication, which are dry skin and mucosa, flushing, mydriasis, sinus tachycardia, hyperpyrexia, decreased bowel[intjem.springeropen.com] bowel sounds, urinary retention, and neurological disorders with ataxia, impaired short-term memory, disorientation, confusion, hallucinations (visual and auditory), psychosis[cjhr.org] sounds, urinary retention, and neurological disorders with ataxia, impaired short-term memory, disorientation, confusion, hallucinations (visual and auditory), psychosis,[intjem.springeropen.com]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Physical exam shows low grade fever, epigastric tenderness, and decreased bowel sounds.[medbullets.com] Physical examination demonstrated a distended abdomen, decreased bowel sounds, and diffuse tenderness to palpation.[pancreas.imedpub.com] Bowel sounds are typically decreased. Jaundice may be present. In severe disease, patients may present with altered mental status.[aafp.org]

  • Anticholinergic Toxicity

    Additional manifestations include the following: Sinus tachycardia Decreased bowel sounds Functional ileus Hypertension Tremulousness Myoclonic jerking Patients with central[emedicine.medscape.com] bowel sounds Functional ileus Urinary retention Hypertension Tremulousness Myoclonic jerking See Clinical Presentation for more detail.[emedicine.medscape.com] Additional symptoms can include: · “Sinus tachycardia · Decreased bowel sounds · Functional ileus · Urinary retention · Hypertension · Tremulousness · Myoclonic jerking Patients[em.umaryland.edu]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[slideshare.net] 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] Pulmonary Breath sounds may be diminished secondary to shallow breathing.[nursingcrib.com]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    Specific signs and symptoms of spontaneous peritonitis include: Fluid in the abdomen; abdominal pain and distention; tenderness; decreased bowel sounds; inability to pass[diagnose-me.com]

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