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64 Possible Causes for High Pitched Bowel Sounds

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Obstruction Causes: adhesions (pelvic surgery) tumor hernia (inguinal) Proximal: bilious vomiting Distal: feculent vomiting High pitched bowel sounds X-ray: dilated bowel[roshreview.com] Physical examination reveals a normal cardiovascular assessment, but his abdomen is found to be distended, tender to palpation, and with high-pitched bowel sounds.[medbullets.com] Abdominal discomfort Cramping Nausea/vomiting Abdominal distention High-pitched bowel sounds What are the classic electrolyte/acid-base findings with proximal obstruction?[quizlet.com]

  • Volvulus

    The physical findings generally include tenderness of the abdomen, with or without a palpable abdominal mass, and high pitched bowel sounds.[pmj.bmj.com] The physical findings in patients during symptomatic episodes may include high pitched bowel sounds and right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness; however, these abnormal[pmj.bmj.com]

  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction

    Physical examination reveals a normal cardiovascular assessment, but his abdomen is found to be distended, tender to palpation, and with high-pitched bowel sounds.[medbullets.com] But often the distinguishing feature can be cramping abdominal pain and hyperactive or high pitched bowel sounds.[clinicaladvisor.com] The classic physical examination findings of abdominal distension, tympany to percussion, and high-pitched bowel sounds suggest the diagnosis.[aafp.org]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    The classic physical examination findings of abdominal distension, tympany to percussion, and high-pitched bowel sounds suggest the diagnosis.[aafp.org] Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] Auscultation in patients with early obstruction reveals high-pitched bowel sounds, whereas those with late obstruction may present with minimal bowel sounds as the intestinal[aafp.org]

  • Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

    The classic physical examination findings of abdominal distension, tympany to percussion, and high-pitched bowel sounds suggest the diagnosis.[aafp.org] Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] Bowel sounds on auscultation are typically absent in paralytic ileus , whereas mechanical obstructions present with a high-pitched tinkling sound.[amboss.com]

  • Obstipation

    Paraneoplastic symptoms caused by abnormal gastrointestinal motility may be the initial manifestation of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We report a case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with progressive constipation culminating in obstipation, and associated symptoms of more widespread dysmotility. A[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intestinal Lymphoma

    A 20-year-old Persian man with Middle Eastern lymphoma is described, and 84 additional cases from the literature are reviewed. Basically, the disease is a malignant lymphoma which involves the upper small intestine (duodenum and proximal jejunum). It is associated with clubbing of the fingers, abdominal pain, weight loss,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    Initial nonoperative management of diverticular abscess has become the standard of care; however, the need for elective resection after this index episode is unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes of expectant management after initial nonoperative treatment of diverticular[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

    bowel sounds.[laparoscopyhospital.com] […] the left lateral decubitus, prone, or knee-chest position .Findings on physical examination are nonspecific but can include abdominal distension, a succussion splash, and high-pitched[laparoscopyhospital.com]

  • Cecal Disease

    The physical findings generally include tenderness of the abdomen, with or without a palpable abdominal mass, and high pitched bowel sounds.[pmj.bmj.com] The physical findings in patients during symptomatic episodes may include high pitched bowel sounds and right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness; however, these abnormal[pmj.bmj.com]

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