liver and the spleen as well. I’m going
to go onto auscultation. So just explain to
the patient what you’re doing. I’m going
to have a quick listen into your tummy as
well just to check your bowels. So, I’d
have to listen in. You can potentially have
to listen for up to three minutes to hear
bowel sounds and you just comment on whether
or not they’re present on what they sound
like. What’s the normal bowel sound?
Gurgling. Absolutely. So it’s just
bowel sound. If you’re hearing more than
that, what might that indicate?
Obstruction? Yeah, potentially. So they
might have some
sort of an ileus. And absent bowel sounds
again, that’s another sign. Absolutely, fine.
Okay. What I’d like to do now is I’ll cover
the patient over. Thank you very much
for letting me examine you. I’m going to
the examiner and I’d present my findings
so I’d say, on general inspection, there
was nothing to find. On the examination of
the abdomen, there were no signs of scarring
or distention. There was no tenderness when
I palpated both on light and deep palpations.
There was a normal percussion with no fluid
demonstrated and an auscultation bowel sounds
are present and normal. To complete my examination,