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Abdominal guarding

Abdominal guarding: Introduction

Abdominal guarding: A spasm of the abdominal wall muscles to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; it usually results from inflammation. See detailed information below for a list of 43 causes of Abdominal guarding, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Abdominal guarding:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Abdominal guarding. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Abdominal guarding

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Causes of Types of Abdominal guarding:

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Abdominal guarding: Symptom Checker

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Abdominal guarding: Animations

Abdominal guarding: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Abdominal guarding

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Abdominal guarding: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Abdominal guarding

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, more »

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Abdominal guarding: Related Rare Diseases

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Abdominal guarding: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Abdominal guarding

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How Common are these Causes of Abdominal guarding?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Abdominal guarding. Of the 43 causes of Abdominal guarding that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 39 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal guarding:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal guarding' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Abdominal guarding Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Abdominal guarding based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Abdominal guarding:

    Medical Conditions associated with Abdominal guarding:

    Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Abdominal guarding:

    Abdominal rigidity (57 causes), Abdominal distension (112 causes), Abdominal discomfort acute appendicitis, Peritonitis, Perforated peptic ulcer, Intestinal obstruction (98 causes), Acute appendicitis (10 causes)

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