tympanites

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distension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity

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On assessment, she appeared to be uncomfortable and had a tympanitic abdomen, which was generally tender but soft to palpation with scant bowel sounds.
They may include abdominal distention, tenderness in right lower abdomen, mass in right iliac fossa, hypoactive bowel sounds, and a tympanitic abdomen (ileus).
Her abdomen became generally tender and was distended and tympanitic with no passage of flatus or stools.
The percussion note was tympanitic and liver dullness obliterated.
Rest of the abdomen was tympanitic & bowel sound normal on auscultation.