The nurse is caring for a toddler diagnosed with intussusception. When assessing a child for possible intussusception, which of the following would be least likely to provide valuable information?


•Intussusception does not have a familial tendency, obtaining family history is not helpful information.

•Intussusception is the invagination of one portion of the intestine into another, causing obstruction.

•Stool inspection, pain pattern, and abdominal palpation would reveal possible indicators of intussusceptions.

•Currant jelly like stools containing blood and mucus are an indication of intussusceptions. The abdomen becomes distended as the bowel above the intussusceptions distends.

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