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64 Possible Causes for Decreased Bowel Sounds, Patient Appears Acutely Ill

  • Ileus

    […] flatus, decreased bowel sounds and decreased stool output.[clinicaladvisor.com] 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[online.epocrates.com] 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 Pancreatitis

    […] may appear ill with MODS, or may initially appear well walled off necrosis acute necrotic collection that has persisted 4 weeks and developed a well-defined wall sterile[lifeinthefastlane.com] Physical exam shows low grade fever, epigastric tenderness, and decreased bowel sounds.[medbullets.com] […] pancreatic fluid collection with areas of necrosis occurring within 4 weeks and lacking a defined wall may be isolated to pancreas or be peripancreatic sterile or infected patients[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Appendicitis

    bowel sounds.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.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]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Infected patients typically have an ill or anxious appearance.[symptoma.com] Initially a viral illness is followed by an acute onset of high fever, rigors, productive cough, chest pain, dyspnea, tachypnea, tachycardia, excess perspiration, general[symptoma.com]

  • 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]

  • 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?[statpearls.com] Abdominal examination revealed periumbilical and epigastric tenderness with decreased bowel sounds.[annals.in] decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, no further bloody stools, and absent bowel sounds on exam.[parasitetesting.com]

  • Intestinal Infarction

    decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, no further bloody stools, and absent bowel sounds on exam.[en.wikipedia.org] A paralytic phase can follow if ischemia continues; in this phase, the abdominal pain becomes more widespread, the belly becomes more tender to the touch, and bowel motility[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    […] in abdominal bloating, constipation, no further bloody stools, and an absence of bowel sounds.[diagnose-me.com] The paralytic stage may follow if ischemia continues: abdominal pain becomes more widespread, the belly becomes more tender to the touch, and bowel motility decreases, resulting[diagnose-me.com]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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