27.A 61-year-old man has a presenting complaint of frequent constipation. He tells the examinerthat there has been a change in his bowel movement habits—he gets constipated easily, the stool is very "skinny looking," and it is a different color than usual. He denies pain. Which disorder do these symptoms suggest?A.DiverticulitisB.Hepatitis BC.Colon or rectal cancer CorrectSymptoms of colorectal cancer depend on cancer location, size, and presence of metastases. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, blood in the stool, or a recent change in the frequency or character of stools.D.Pancreatitis.
28.You hear loud bowel sounds while standing next to the patient. You would document this as:
29.When assessing bowel sounds, how long should you auscultate before determining the bowl sounds are absent?
30.When percussing the abdomen, which is the predominant sound you expect?