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10 Possible Causes for Hyperactive Bowel Sounds, Sunken Fontanelle

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Severe dehydration—which is an emergency—can cause extreme thirst, extreme sleepiness, sunken fontanels, and fussiness in infants; irritability/confusion in adults; and dry[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[medlineplus.gov] […] mucous membranes, little urine to anuria, sunken eyes, tenting, hypotension, tachycardia, rapid breathing, fever, and delirium in individuals of any age.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    fontanel (the soft spot on the top of an infant’s head) How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?[cedars-sinai.org] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[medlineplus.gov] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Prevention Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[ufhealth.org]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    fontanelle (the soft spot on your child’s head if he or she is less than 18 months old).[wmpeds.com] […] eyes, grayish skin, sunken soft spot (fontanelle) on your baby’s head.[caringforkids.cps.ca] […] soft spot (fontanelle) on baby’s head Key points about diarrhea Diarrhea is loose, watery stool.[hopkinsmedicine.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 symptoms of dehydration may appear in phases and include lethargy, less frequent wet nappies and the soft spot (fontanel) on the top of the head may be sunken.[gosh.nhs.uk] Bowel sounds are initially hyperactive becoming absent later on [ 1, 7 ].[panafrican-med-journal.com]

  • Giardiasis

    Head and neck: Infants may present with sunken fontanels during massive diarrhea. Tongue may appear dry and eyes will appear sunken with dehydration.[symptoma.com]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    fontanelles dizziness especially when standing up Dehydration is a serious medical condition requiring urgent medical attention.[healthline.com] […] include: dry mouth sunken eyes lack of tears low volume of urine urine that is very dark in color severe fatigue soft spot on the top of the head of an infant, known as sunken[healthline.com]

  • Rotavirus

    Other findings on examination may include the following: Hyperactive bowel sounds: Most common finding Sunken eyes and/or anterior fontanelle Dry or sticky-appearing mucosa[emedicine.com] Signs of dehydration include: Dry mouth, lips and tongue No wet nappies No tears when crying Sunken fontanelle Sunken eyes Reduced skin turgor (gently pinched skin remains[immune.org.nz] Signs and symptoms of dehydration include: decreased urination lethargy dry or overly cool skin absence of tears when crying dry or sticky mouth dry throat sunken eyes sunken[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Meckel Diverticulum

    The abdomen was soft with hyperactive bowel sounds and non-specific right lower abdominal quadrant tenderness.[intjem.springeropen.com] The symptoms of dehydration may appear in phases and include lethargy, less frequent wet nappies and the soft spot (fontanel) on the top of the head may be sunken.[gosh.nhs.uk]

  • Abdominal Disorder

    Auscultation Hyperactive bowel sounds are present initially in the mechanical intestinal obstruction. Abdominal aortic and renal bruit may also be heard.[lecturio.com] Determining Hydration Status: In an infant or toddler – Activity level / overall appearance, eyes (sunken or not), anterior fontanels (sunken flat or bulging when age appropriate[cdemcurriculum.com]

  • Chronic Diarrhea

    […] eyes sunken fontanel sleepiness irritability Seek immediate treatment if any of the following apply to your child: They’ve had diarrhea for 24 hours or more.[healthline.com] […] child’s doctor or seek emergency care if you see symptoms of dehydration, such as: decreased urination dry mouth a headache fatigue a lack of tears when crying dry skin sunken[healthline.com]

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