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79 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds, Hypokalemia

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    It is known that these patients are more susceptible to hypokalemia than normal individuals.[] hypokalemia.[] Faint or absent bowel sounds can indicate hypokalemia.[]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Hypovolemic (from vomiting) Hypochloremic (from vomiting) Hypokalemia (from vomiting) Alkalosis (from vomiting) What must be ruled out on physical exam in pts with SBO?[] Her physical exam reveals hyperactive bowel sounds, diffuse abdominal tenderness and distention. An abdominal x-ray is shown below.[] On the other hand, if very hyperactive bowel sounds are heard they are indicative of mechanical obstruction.[]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    Followinglaparotomy –smallbowel- 24h, stomach- 48h, colon- 3-5d •Inflammatione.g. pancreatitis •Thoracicconditions e.g. pneumonia, # ribs•Systemicdisorders e.g. sepsisintrabadmonal, hypokalemia[] At first, enteric stimuli resulting from the obstruction cause an increase in propulsive activity, causing hyperactive bowel sounds.[] Hyperactive, high-pitched bowels sounds at the beginning and then hypoactive bowel sounds as obstruction progresses and bowel muscles fatigue. Tachycardia. Fever.[]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    Unlike other groups, hypokalemia persisted in the Gatorade group.[] At admission and 24 and 48 hours later, hypokalemia was observed in 7, 10, and 8 patients with Gatorade; 3, 2, and 1 with N-ORS; and 2, 2, and 1 with Pedialyte, respectively[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    Hypokalemia, however, is a potentially underrecognized cause of rhabdomyolysis.[] It features weight loss, diarrhoea, fatty stools (steatorrhoea), and deficiencies of sodium, potassium and trace elements (hyponatremia, and hypokalemia).[] Laboratory findings often reveal anemia, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia and hypokalemia.[]

  • VIPoma

    It causes symptoms such as profuse watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and achlorhydria.[] Hypokalemia and impaired glucose tolerance occur in 50% of patients. Achlorhydria is also a feature.[] One patient had a VIPoma syndrome with diarrhea, hypokalemia, and hypercalcemia, all symptoms were reversible after treatment consisting of somatostatin analogue and arterial[]

  • Zollinger Ellison Syndrome

    […] after gastric surgery edema at anastomosis (surgical connection areas) adhesions blocking the distal loop metabolic causes of delayed gastric emptying after gastric surgery hypokalemia[]

  • Decreased Bowel Sounds

    […] before declaring an absence of bowel sounds. [1] Differential Diagnosis Common Causes Intestinal obstruction Adynamic ileus Intestinal ischemia Peritonitis Acute appendicitis Hypokalemia[] Decreased or absent bowel sounds often indicate constipation. Increased ( hyperactive ) bowel sounds can sometimes be heard even without a stethoscope.[] Aside from digestion, there are other causes of bowel sounds including: Trauma Infection Hernias Blood clots Hypokalemia – potassium deficiency Tumors Intestinal obstruction[]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    […] from 125 to 130meq/lit and in control group 4 patients (8%) had electrolyte imbalances, three of which had hyponatremia ranging between 125-130meq/lit and one of which had hypokalemia[]

  • Obstipation

    Hypokalemia was absent, but this was possibly due to the large doses of potassium chloride that he was taking in conjunction with diuretics.[] Verner and Morrison, in 1958, reported non-insulin-secreting tumours of the pancreas that were associated with a syndrome of refractory diarrhea, achlorhydria and hypokalemia[]

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