bowel sound

bowel sound

Any sound caused by contractions of the large intestine as it propels stool forward.
 
Types
Normoactive, hyperactive, hypoactive, high-pitched, inaudible, tympanitic, decreased, markedly diminished.

bowel sound

Physical exam-abdomen Any sound caused by contractions of the large intestine as it propels stool forward Types Normoactive, hyperactive, hypoactive, high-pitched, inaudible, tympanitic, decreased, markedly diminished
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Majority of patients (90%) are present with classical features of intestinal obstruction such as distention of abdomen, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain with signs of abnormal bowel sound, tympany, palpable mass in abdomen, empty rectum, and dehydration.
Diagnosis of heart, lung, and bowel sound scores improved in the intervention group on average by 9.
Clinical findings on admission included signs of kwashiorkor, abdominal distension, absent or sluggish bowel sound, rectal prolapse, xerophthalmia, altered consciousness, lethargy, coma, anaemia, bronchopneumonia, hypothermia, sepsis, pulse rate, and dehydration.
Any sound heard during this examination was scored as a positive bowel sound.
Post operative outcome measures were time for first drink, first solid meal, appearance of normal bowel sound, passage of flatus and ambulation.
Local abdomen examination revealed a distended abdomen, mild tenderness, and rigidity in the whole abdomen while bowel sound was normal.
TABLE 1: INDICATORS COMPARED BETWEEN CASES AND CONTROLS Bowel sound [+ OR -] Flatus [+ OR -] (mean duration SD (mean SD of first sound duration of heard) in hours first flatus passed) in hours Cases(100) 26.
He reported post-op complications in 3% of patients undergoing ICT; 2 patients had wound infections and one patient had delayed return of bowel sounds after 72 hours and improved by medication.
On examination, the abdomen was distended, bowel sounds were increased, and rectum was empty.
On examination, he had tender and distended abdomen and bowel sounds were exaggerated.
Her abdomen was soft, non- tender, and non-distended with normal bowel sounds.