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443 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Constipation, Hypokalemia

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Abdominal distension: 22% (44) cases had associated abdominal distension. 81.8% (36/44) of Hyponatremic children had distension of abdomen. 5.1% (8/143) of Isonatremic children[omicsonline.org] It is known that these patients are more susceptible to hypokalemia than normal individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mild to moderate dehydration can cause dry mouth, fatigue, sleepiness, thirst, decreased urine output, dry skin, constipation, and dizziness.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com]

  • Celiac Disease

    We report here a 6-year-old girl presenting with malaise, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, abdominal distension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    distension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hypovolemic (from vomiting) Hypochloremic (from vomiting) Hypokalemia (from vomiting) Alkalosis (from vomiting) What must be ruled out on physical exam in pts with SBO?[quizlet.com] A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    There was no significant difference at six months between cisapride and placebo for abdominal distension, MD -0.90 (95% CI -2.39 to 0.59) or abdominal pain, MD -0.4 (95% CI[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.5-7.6, mean 7.56) in all the patients, and in four of them high blood level of aldosterone (74-560 pg/ml, mean 295.9 pg/ml), hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abdominal distension.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Ileus

    Abdominal distension/tenderness are the most relevant clinical signs (71 %).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patients had dilated bowels and hypokalemia; correction of the hypokalemia decreased the dilation.[ijam-web.org] Opioid-induced constipation has a negative impact on quality of life for patients with chronic pain and can affect more than a third of patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Obstipation

    ‘She had a 3-day history of acute-onset abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, and obstipation.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] Hypokalemia was absent, but this was possibly due to the large doses of potassium chloride that he was taking in conjunction with diuretics.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] O bstipation Constipation and obstipation are earlier manifestations of the same problem.[cal.vet.upenn.edu]

  • Rare Form of Salmonellosis

    As the disease progresses, the patients may have increasing lassitude, loss of weight, bradycardia, dicrotic pulse, greenish-yellow diarrhea, tachypnea, abdominal distension[symptoma.com] In the second week, they continue to have a fever, lose much weight, and face diarrhea or constipation.[medicaldaily.com] Symptoms of Typhoid fever include: diarrhea, constipation, fever over 102 F (38.8 C), raised pink spots on the upper chest, cough, mental confusion, slow heartbeat, and enlargement[ic.steadyhealth.com]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    Snap Shot A 65 yo presents with abdominal distension and colicky pain . Introduction Adhesions are the most common cause of all bowel obstructions.[medbullets.com] Followinglaparotomy –smallbowel- 24h, stomach- 48h, colon- 3-5d •Inflammatione.g. pancreatitis •Thoracicconditions e.g. pneumonia, # ribs•Systemicdisorders e.g. sepsisintrabadmonal, hypokalemia[cram.com] The final diagnosis was large bowel obstruction secondary to constipation.[forums.acdis.org]

  • Hypokalemia

    Failures to thrive, chronic diarrhea, vomiting abdominal distension are usual symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] External links [ edit ] MayoClinic.com: Low potassium (hypokalemia) MedicineNet.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) eMedicineHealth.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of[en.wikipedia.org] Clinical features include transient periods of muscle weakness and tetany, dizziness, abdominal pains and constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Nutritional support was begun slowly, however electrolyte derangements began to manifest on hospital day 2, with hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and hypomagnesemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They include: Anaemia (iron deficiency) Compromised immune system (e.g. getting sick more often) Intestinal problems (e.g. abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea) Loss or[nedc.com.au] […] result in the following [73] : Delayed puberty Amenorrhea Anovulation Low estrogen states Increased growth hormone Decreased antidiuretic hormone Hypercarotenemia Hypothermia Hypokalemia[emedicine.medscape.com]

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