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37 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds, Left Upper Quadrant Pain, Nausea

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    Examination revealed hyperactive bowel sounds with scant fecal matter on rectal examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract BACKGROUND: Ondansetron use for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has increased in the last years, although its maternal and fetal safety is not conclusive.[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]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    The bowel sounds may vary depending on whether the patient has constipation (bowel sounds may be hypoactive) or diarrhea (bowel sounds may be hyperactive).[clinicaladvisor.com] Ginger for Nausea, Menstrual Cramps, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Powdered ginger can be a highly effective, cheap, easy-to-use, safer treatment for nausea, migraine headaches[nutritionfacts.org] Defecation commonly improves pain but may not fully relieve it Pain from presumed gas pockets in the splenic flexure may masquerade as anterior chest pain or left upper quadrant[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    On the other hand, if very hyperactive bowel sounds are heard they are indicative of mechanical obstruction.[symptoma.com] We present the case of a 61-year-old man with no previous surgery who presented with central abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 66-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of lower abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    At first, enteric stimuli resulting from the obstruction cause an increase in propulsive activity, causing hyperactive bowel sounds.[clinicaladvisor.com] The diagnosis of adult obstruction was made from a history of constipation, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, nausea, and radiographic features of large bowel obstruction[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common symptoms include not being able to pass gas or have a bowel movement, nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal swelling and pain.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • 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] The most frequent findings were abdominal pain (100%), emesis (91.7%) and nausea (83.3%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Figure 9 Cecal volvulus in a 74-year-old woman with abdominal pain. Radiograph shows dilated air-filled cecum (arrow) in the left upper quadrant.[pubs.rsna.org]

  • Diverticulitis of the Colon

    bowel sounds Absent bowel sounds (perforation) Generalized abdominal pain with rebound and guarding (perforation) Urinary tract findings (colovesicular/colovaginal fistula[emedicine.medscape.com] Left lower quadrant pain and other gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, vomiting, change in bowel habits, a loss of appetite, and fever may occur.[symptoma.com] You may experience significant left, lower abdominal pain with additional symptoms of fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and change in bowels.[dhat.com]

  • VIPoma

    Abdominal pain and cramping Diarrhea (watery, and often in large amounts) Dehydration Flushing or redness of the face Muscle cramps due to low blood potassium ( hypokalemia ) Nausea[nlm.nih.gov] Computed tomography (CT) revealed a 17 13 cm mass in the left upper quadrant that appeared to arise from the body and tail of the pancreas.[wjso.biomedcentral.com] Lethargy, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting and crampy abdominal pain are frequent symptoms. Hypokalemia and impaired glucose tolerance occur in 50% of patients.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    She complained of nausea, vomiting, and growing abdominal mass.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 46-year-old woman with a vague pain in the left upper quadrant for 3 months was found to have a tumor in the spleen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may also experience muscular weakness, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.[nyp.org]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    Normally, diarrhea will last two or three days but it can last as long as a week and it’s often accompanied by nausea, fever, cramps and vomiting.[momvelous.com] Abdominal examination should focus on presence of abdominal pain, especially in the upper quadrants (indicating possible left or right lower lobe pneumonia).[merck.com] Along with diarrhea, there will be bloating, gas, nausea, cramps and greasy stools. 5.[md-health.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] Fever is a typical feature (distinguishing from diverticular disease) Nausea, vomiting and anorexia may also be present Urinary symptoms may also be present due to subsequent[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com] For example: Right upper quadrant pain (cholecystitis, cholangitis, hepatic abscess). Right lower quadrant (appendicitis and peri-appendiceal abscess).[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

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