Situation : Mr. Sean is admitted to the hospital with a bowel obstruction. He complained of colicky pain and inability to pass stool. Q. Mr. Sean has undergone surgery. Postoperatively, which of the following findings is normal?
Rationale: Postoperatively, no bowel sounds are present so this is a normal finding. Bleeding and hemorrhage must be prevented to avoid complications. Bowel movement occurs only after flatus and bowel sounds are noted.