A healthcare professional should be contacted if a child experiences persistent abdominal distention, is unable to have normal bowel movements, or exhibits other symptoms of ileus.
Physical assessment will determine the presence or absence of bowel sounds, flatus, or abdominal distention.
The usual symptoms of lactose intolerance include loose stools, intermittent abdominal distention, colic and excessive flatus after lactose ingestion.
She also noted that he had no bladder distention to suggest urinary retention.
Plain abdominal X-rays are useful to detect gaseous distention of the dysfunctional organs.