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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Physical examination revealed a markedly distended tense abdomen with hypoactive bowel sound with generalized tenderness.
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 9.5 points, in contrast to 3.5 points in the control group.
The diagnosis of SBO was defined by a combination of different clinical criteria including pain, nausea, vomiting, cessation of passage of stools, abdominal distention and abnormal bowel sound, in addition to imaging confirmation (Dilated small bowel loops and multiple abnormal air fluid levels on x-ray abdominal erect posture) (Figure 1).
Local abdomen examination revealed a distended abdomen, mild tenderness, and rigidity in the whole abdomen while bowel sound was normal.
Clinical Presentation Number Percentage (%) 1 Tachycardia 80 100 2 Tenderness 28 35 3 Guarding/ Rigidity 51 63.7 4 Absent bowel sound 70 87.5 Table 5.
In this study 40 cases had routine surgeries and 60 cases had emergency surgeries, among them the cases of routine surgeries the mean duration of first bowel sound heard (20.4 hrs), mean duration of first flatus passed (48.6 hrs) and mean duration of first Bowel passed (90.5 hrs) was much earlier than the cases of emergency surgeries {first bowel sound-34.2 hrs, first flatus passed-66.4 hrs, first bowel passed-118 hrs}.
He had hypometric rapid eye saccadestothe left with fatigue after 3 saccadic eye movements; hyperactive bowel sounds in the LLQand LUQ, hypoactive bowel sounds in the RUQ; tenderness to palpation in the LLQ and McBurney's point, along with a tight diaphragm on palpation.
Capillary refill, bowel sounds, and visual acuity are not signs related to complications of epidural anesthesia.
On physical examination, the abdomen was noted as diffusely tender with normal bowel sounds, no rebound, and no guarding.
Recovery was rapid with bowel sounds appearing on the second day and patient being able to start liquid feeds from third day.