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Absent bowel sounds

Absent bowel sounds: Introduction

Absent bowel sounds: Absent bowel sounds, called ileus, is a condition in which the examiner is unable to hear any bowel sounds after listening to the abdomen. This indicates a lack of intestinal activity. See detailed information below for a list of 31 causes of Absent bowel sounds, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Absent bowel sounds:

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

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Common Causes of Absent bowel sounds

Home Diagnostic Testing and Absent bowel sounds

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Absent bowel sounds: Symptom Checker

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Absent bowel sounds Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Absent bowel sounds may include:

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Absent bowel sounds: Animations

Absent bowel sounds: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Absent bowel sounds may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Absent bowel sounds

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Absent bowel sounds: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Absent bowel sounds

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of 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 imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and they 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 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. 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 more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, 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 more »

Absent bowel sounds: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Absent bowel sounds

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Absent bowel sounds: Related Rare Diseases

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Absent bowel sounds: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Absent bowel sounds

The list below shows some of the causes of Absent bowel sounds mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Absent bowel sounds?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Absent bowel sounds. Of the 31 causes of Absent bowel sounds that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 28 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Absent bowel sounds:

The following list of conditions have 'Absent bowel sounds' 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 Absent bowel sounds Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Absent bowel sounds based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Absent bowel sounds:

    Medical Conditions associated with Absent bowel sounds:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Absent bowel sounds:

    Complete mechanical intestinal obstruction, Mesenteric artery occlusion, Paralytic (adynamic) ileus, Abdominal surgery

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