The Nurse Is Caring for a Client with Cholecystitis

Question 2
Multiple Choice

The nurse is caring for a client with cholecystitis.Which assessment finding indicates to the nurse that the condition is chronic rather than acute? A) Abdomen that is hyperresonant to percussion B) Hyperactive bowel sounds and diarrhea C) Clay-colored stools and dark amber urine D) Rebound tenderness in the right upper quadrant

C In chronic cholecystitis,bile duct obstruction results in the absence of urobilinogen to color the stool.Excess circulating bilirubin turns the urine dark and foamy.The other assessment findings do not correlate with chronic cholecystitis.