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58 Possible Causes for Abdominal Cramps, Electrolyte Imbalance, Left Lower Quadrant Pain

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Pain radiation: Does the pain radiate to the back, to the right lower quadrant, or to the left side? Serious conditions can masquerade as GI symptoms.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] In any case, such tests are very helpful to assess water and electrolyte imbalances and to recognize acidosis.[symptoma.com] Symptoms of AG, which is a common disease worldwide, include diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps or pain, fever, and blood or mucus in the stool.[swissinfo.ch]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    A doctor may give you IV fluids to correct electrolyte imbalance. A catheter may be inserted into your bladder to drain urine.[healthline.com] DIOS can cause painful abdominal cramping and stomach aches.[cysticfibrosis.ca] Symptoms include cramping pain, vomiting, obstipation, and lack of flatus. Diagnosis is clinical, confirmed by abdominal x-rays.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Constipation

    May cause electrolyte imbalance, especially in young children or patients with renal insufficiency.[web.archive.org] Symptoms include needing to open the bowels less often than usual, straining to pass the motion, bloated abdomen or abdominal cramps.[web.archive.org] In one trial, more women in the laxative group had abdominal cramps compared to the placebo group (RR 4.23, 95% CI 1.75 to 10.19, 471 women), while the other trial showed[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pseudomembranous Colitis

    A 43-year-old woman presented to hospital with a two-day history of acute left lower quadrant pain, nonbloody diarrhea and one episode of bilious emesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Complications may include: Dehydration with electrolyte imbalance Perforation of (hole through) the colon Toxic megacolon Death Call your provider if you have the following[nlm.nih.gov] Severe diarrhea and abdominal cramping pain were experienced. Colonoscopic biopsy proved the diagnosis of PMC.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    A 28-year-old woman presents with a 7-month history of recurrent, crampy pain in the left lower quadrant, bloating with abdominal distention, and frequent, loose stools.[doi.org] Electrolyte levels: They can demonstrate electrolyte imbalance and dehydration in metabolic disorders.[symptoma.com] Abdominal cramping/pain was more common in women (12–55%) than in men (7–38%).[doi.org]

  • Diverticulitis of the Colon

    Left lower quadrant pain and other gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, vomiting, change in bowel habits, a loss of appetite, and fever may occur.[symptoma.com] Bleeding may be accompanied by abdominal cramping with weakness, dizziness and lightheadedness.[dhat.com] However, inflammation of diverticuli, resulting in diverticulitis, typically yield a left lower quadrant abdominal pain as well typical signs of infection such as fever, chills[pathwaymedicine.org]

  • Porphyria

    imbalances Shock Your health care provider will perform a physical exam, which includes listening to your heart.[nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms Porphyria causes three major symptoms: Abdominal pain or cramping (only in some forms of the disease) Sensitivity to light that can cause rashes, blistering, and[mountsinai.org] Symptoms associated with hepatic disease include: limb pain neuropathy hypertension tachycardia (fast heartbeat) electrolyte imbalance Symptoms associated with erythropoietic[healthline.com]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    Viral gastroenteritis is generally self-limiting; however, severe morbidity and rarely mortality may result from dehydration and electrolyte imbalance in people with underlying[www2.health.vic.gov.au] Signs and Symptoms Watery diarrhoea Vomiting Headache Fever Abdominal cramps Symptoms may last from 1 - 10 days depending on which virus causes the illness.[deputyprimeminister.gov.mt] imbalances Many clinical conditions may have similar signs and symptoms.[dovemed.com]

  • Clostridium Difficile

    lower quadrant Bowel: diverticulitis, sigmoid colon volvulus, bowel obstruction, gas accumulation, Toxic megacolon Right low back pain Liver: hepatomegaly Kidney: kidney[en.wikipedia.org] Complications of C difficile infection can include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, low blood pressure, and more serious concerns such as bowel perforation, kidney failure[archpedi.jamanetwork.com] Resolution of diarrhoea and abdominal cramping was noted on 6-week follow-up visit. 2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    MB The most important step is to stabilize patients, and address symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, hypertension, and electrolyte imbalances such as hyponatremia.[hematologyandoncology.net] Most important symptoms are related to the gastrointestinal tract and include intense and nonspecific abdominal pain that may be cramping, constipation, nausea, vomiting,[symptoma.com] Symptoms associated with hepatic disease include: limb pain neuropathy hypertension tachycardia (fast heartbeat) electrolyte imbalance Symptoms associated with erythropoietic[healthline.com]

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