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246 Possible Causes for Decreased Bowel Sounds

  • Appendicitis

    bowel sounds.[] 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[]

  • Osteoporosis

    An ileus, or decreased bowel sounds, may be present.[]

  • Anticholinergic Toxicity

    Additional symptoms can include: · “Sinus tachycardia · Decreased bowel sounds · Functional ileus · Urinary retention · Hypertension · Tremulousness · Myoclonic jerking Patients[] J Pediatr 1939; 14:755-60) Mouth of marbles voice very characteristic Tachy, decreased bowel sounds, bladder distension, seizures, delirium Belladonna, Jimson Weed, Henbane[] bowel sounds and ileus), “mad as a hatter” (agitation, confusion, hallucinations, coma, seizures, and rarely death), and “blind as a bat” ----- DILATED PUPILS (MYDRIASIS.[]

  • Paralytic Ileus

    Surgery, peritonitis, electrolyte abnormalities, medications, severe medical illness Nausea, vomiting, obstipation, distention Minimal abdominal tenderness, decreased bowel[] 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[] 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[]

  • 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[] . - Decreased bowel sounds. - Blood in the stool. - Redness or abnormal coloring of the abdomen. - Lethargy. - Vomiting. - Fever. - Apnea (pauses in breathing). - Slowed heart[] bowel sounds with abdominal distention and tenderness.[]

  • Embolic Mesenteric Infarction

    Abdominal exam is significant for decreased bowel sounds and diffuse tenderness. What is the best next step in management for this patient?[] Abdominal examination revealed periumbilical and epigastric tenderness with decreased bowel sounds.[] decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, no further bloody stools, and absent bowel sounds on exam.[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[] Abdominal Rebound tenderness with guarding May have referred pain to shoulder Rigid, distended abdomen Bowel sounds decrease to absent Acute Care Management Nursing Diagnosis[] Pulmonary Breath sounds may be diminished secondary to shallow breathing.[]

  • Ileus

    […] flatus, decreased bowel sounds and decreased stool output.[] bowel sounds hypovolemia History & Exam Details Diagnostic Tests 1st Tests To Order serum electrolytes serum magnesium CBC abdominal x-ray Other Tests to Consider serum LFTs[] 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[]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

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

  • Datura Stramonium Poisoning

    bowel sounds, urinary retention, and neurological disorders with ataxia, impaired short-term memory, disorientation, confusion, hallucinations (visual and auditory), psychosis[] […] insects. [11] Typical symptoms of DS intoxication are those of atropine intoxication, which are dry skin and mucosa, flushing, mydriasis, sinus tachycardia, hyperpyrexia, decreased[]

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