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33 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds, Left Lower Quadrant Pain

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Pain radiation: Does the pain radiate to the back, to the right lower quadrant, or to the left side? Serious conditions can masquerade as GI symptoms.[] Sometimes, myocardial infarction can appear as dyspepsia and epigastric pain. In children, abdominal pain may be the only presenting feature in pneumonia.[]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    A 28-year-old woman presents with a 7-month history of recurrent, crampy pain in the left lower quadrant, bloating with abdominal distention, and frequent, loose stools.[] The bowel sounds may vary depending on whether the patient has constipation (bowel sounds may be hypoactive) or diarrhea (bowel sounds may be hyperactive).[] left lower quadrant Acute episodes of sharp pain are often superimposed on a more constant dull ache Meals may precipitate pain Defecation commonly improves pain but may[]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    Patient History A 73 year-old female presented to the emergency room with a 5-day history of left lower quadrant pain, fever and leukocytosis.[] Diverticulitis will present as a 67-year-old man with a long history of constipation presents with steady left lower quadrant pain.[] Signs and symptoms usually found The most common symptom of acute diverticulitis is left lower quadrant pain.[]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 8;2015. pii: bcr2014206638. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206638. Author information 1 Department of General Surgery, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Porto, Portugal. Abstract Gastrointestinal duplications are rare congenital malformations seldom diagnosed in adulthood. They may vary[…][]

  • Obstipation

    Abstract 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[…][]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    PURPOSE: Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases in humans worldwide and represents a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. The majority of cases are of viral aetiology, evidence for which has been increasing in the past decade. Several studies on the prevalence in European countries of[…][]

  • Infantile Gastroenteritis

    Infantile gastroenteritis is a common illness worldwide, causing significant morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries. Its main characteristic is the presence of diarrhea, defined as stools more than 15g/kg for infants younger than 2 years and greater than 200 g for children and beyond that age and[…][]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    The in vitro bacteriostatic effect of sulfonamides against organisms of the genus Shigella together with the clinical efficacy of the drug in this disease has been amply demonstrated. 1 The soluble, easily absorbed sulfonamides such as sulfadiazine have been shown to be superior to the enteric preparations such as[…][]

  • Obturator Hernia

    Case Report A 77-year old woman was admitted to the surgical ward with vomiting, weakness, constipation and lower left quadrant abdominal pain that radiated posteriorly since[] There were hyperactive bowel sounds. No abnormal signs were found on rectal and vaginal examinations. Biochemical parameters were within normal limits.[] There was diffuse abdominal distension and tenderness on palpation with hyperactive bowel sounds on auscultation. Initial abdominal radiographs dem?on?[]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    Intermittent left-lower-quadrant pain in the abdomen over a long period of time and generally recurring constipation may be caused by diverticulitis.[] 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.[]

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