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163 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Urinary retention is uncommon in children and only one case has been described in literature with loperamide treatment. We report the occurrence of prolonged urinary retention in a 10-years-old girl after receiving oral loperamide for an acute gastroenteritis. The first episode of urinary retention lasted for 24[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    Examination revealed hyperactive bowel sounds with scant fecal matter on rectal examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physical Exam Physical examination findings include: abdominal distension (more prevalent in distal obstructions), hyperactive bowel sounds (early), or hypoactive bowel sounds[saem.org] Hyperactive bowel sounds occur early as GI contents attempt to overcome the obstruction; hypoactive bowel sounds occur late.[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Her physical exam reveals hyperactive bowel sounds, diffuse abdominal tenderness and distention. An abdominal x-ray is shown below.[medbullets.com] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[fpnotebook.com] On the other hand, if very hyperactive bowel sounds are heard they are indicative of mechanical obstruction.[symptoma.com]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    At first, enteric stimuli resulting from the obstruction cause an increase in propulsive activity, causing hyperactive bowel sounds.[clinicaladvisor.com] Hyperactive, high-pitched bowels sounds at the beginning and then hypoactive bowel sounds as obstruction progresses and bowel muscles fatigue. Tachycardia. Fever.[clinicaladvisor.com] The end results can be bowel ischemia, necrosis, and/or perforation.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Volvulus

    bowel sounds High rate of mortality, particularly in older patients ( Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2013;17:127 ) Radiology description Dilated loops of intestine Volvulus may[pathologyoutlines.com] Bowel sounds are initially hyperactive becoming absent later on [ 1 , 7 ].[panafrican-med-journal.com] Bowel sounds are initially hyperactive but may later become absent [ 3 , 4 ]. The acute form presents in sixty percent of children [ 3 ].[wjes.biomedcentral.com]

  • Graft-versus-Host-Disease

    bowel sounds may accompany secretory diarrhea of acute GVHD; in severe ileus, the abdomen is silent and appears distended Neuromuscular – Findings of myasthenia gravis, polymyositis[emedicine.medscape.com] […] buccal and labial mucosae in chronic GVHD Pulmonary – Prolonged expiratory breathing phase (wheezes) from bronchiolitis obliterans GI – Diffuse abdominal tenderness with hyperactive[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction

    Her physical exam reveals hyperactive bowel sounds, diffuse abdominal tenderness and distention. An abdominal x-ray is shown below.[medbullets.com] Patients showed symptoms between 1 and 20 days postoperatively and had findings ranging from hypoactive (45%), to normal (30%), to hyperactive (25%) bowel sounds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[fpnotebook.com]

  • Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

    Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[fpnotebook.com] sounds, which are unreliable but may be hyperactive early in an obstruction or hypoactive/absent as the bowel distends Abdominal tenderness: mild diffuse tenderness is common[clinicaladvisor.com] Diagnosis: Factors predicting Bowel Obstruction History of prior surgery Constipation history Age over 50 years Vomiting Abdominal distention Hyperactive bowel sounds X.[fpnotebook.com]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    bowel sounds Absent bowel sounds (perforation) Generalized abdominal pain with rebound and guarding (perforation) Urinary tract findings (colovesicular/colovaginal fistula[emedicine.medscape.com] […] physical examination, the following may be found: Localized abdominal tenderness Abdominal distention Tympanic abdomen to percussion A tender mass (abscess formation) Hypo- or hyperactive[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

    sounds absent - hyperactive septaecaemia AF heart murmurs INVESTIGATIONS bloods: unreliable diagnostically ABG: metabolic state lactate: elevation xray: exclude perforation[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] associated with MODS Venous thrombosis symptoms may been present for weeks patients may have a history of hypercoagulability EXAMINATION tenderness peritonism palpable mass bowel[lifeinthefastlane.com]

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