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22 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds, Increased Abdominal Girth

  • Lactose Intolerance

    The hydrogen breath test is a method used to diagnose lactose intolerance or determine if abnormal bacteria are present in the colon . What Is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. It causes cramping, bloating , gas, or diarrhea any time dairy products[…][]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    On the other hand, if very hyperactive bowel sounds are heard they are indicative of mechanical obstruction.[] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[] But 48 hours later, (96 hours postpartum), abdominal distension, visible peristaltic waves and hyperactive bowel sounds re-appeared.[]

  • Obstipation

    ‘A 71-year-old white man with no prior history of malignancy and a 2-week history of obstipation, increasing abdominal girth, and abdominal cramping sought medical attention[]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    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.[] The end results can be bowel ischemia, necrosis, and/or perforation.[]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small[…][]

  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction

    Patients showed symptoms between 1 and 20 days postoperatively and had findings ranging from hypoactive (45%), to normal (30%), to hyperactive (25%) bowel sounds.[] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[] sounds are hyperactive and high-pitched § Absence of bowel sounds may indicate bowel ischemia or peritonitis o Conventional radiography is the study of first choice § Loops[]

  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Small Intestine

    Home 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes Neoplasms 140-239 Malignant Neoplasm Of Digestive Organs And Peritoneum 150-159 Malignant neoplasm of small intestine including duodenum 152- A primary or metastatic malignant neoplasm that affects the duodenum. Representative examples include carcinoma, lymphoma, and sarcoma. 152[…][]

  • Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

    BACKGROUND: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) has been treated in adults by total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or, if complications arise, by multivisceral transplantation because the stomach is often involved. Eleven adults with CIPO were transplanted by intestinal graft in our center from 2000 to 2011.[…][]

  • Intestinal Lymphoma

    Abstract Radiological findings in 12 cases of "Mediterranean" lymphoma are analyzed, 4 of which are associated with gammapathy. These findings have not permitted differentiation of this type of lymphoma from those classically described, although there are two signs that strongly suggest this diagnosis: extension of[…][]

  • Ileus

    Continued absence of bowel sounds suggests paralytic ileus whereas hyperactive bowel sounds may indicate a mechanical ileus ( Ruis-Tovar etal., 2010 ).[] Ileus was defined if a child developed abdominal distension and had hyperactive or sluggish or absent bowel sound and a radiologic evidence of abdominal gas-fluid level during[] But often the distinguishing feature can be cramping abdominal pain and hyperactive or high pitched bowel sounds.[]

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