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72 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Down Syndrome, Pica

  • Celiac Disease

    We report here a 6-year-old girl presenting with malaise, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, abdominal distension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Down syndrome and celiac disease. J Pediatr Gastroent Nutr 21:443-445, 1995. George EK at al. High frequency of celiac disease in Down syndrome. J Peds 128:555-557.[ds-health.com] They may suffer from abdominal distension and pain, and/or other symptoms such as: iron-deficiency anemia, chronic fatigue, chronic migraine, peripheral neuropathy (tingling[celiac.org]

  • Hookworm Infection

    Down's syndrome.[square.umin.ac.jp] The symptoms, as first observed among the negroes, were pain in the stomach, capricious appetite, pica (or dirt-eating), obstinate constipation followed by diarrhoea, palpitations[en.wikisource.org] Some patients may have pica and ingest dirt, which puts them at further risk for infection and Wakana syndrome, characterized by and pharyngeal itching, hoarseness, nausea[symptoma.com]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    A 27-year-old male presented with a history of gastric pain combined with nausea and abdominal distension that had been present for 5 d.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In the second case, young man with Down syndrome was found dead in his room in a nursing facility.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] abdominal and/or pelvic surgery (particularly with open surgical techniques) Hernia Chronic constipation Cholelithiasis Inflammatory bowel disease Ingested foreign bodies: pica[unboundmedicine.com]

  • Colitis

    The first sign is abdominal distension with retention followed by vomiting.[symptoma.com] Significant past medical history, family medical history and associated comorbidities included celiac disease, Down syndrome, juvenile arthritis and other autoimmune diseases[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (colloquial) (male genitalia) (Mexico) (Spain) a. weenie (slang) (United States) Mami, me pica un poco la colita.[spanishdict.com]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    RESULTS: Compared with the Mox group, greater improvements in abdominal distension, defecation frequency, diffificulty in defecation and stool features were observed in the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Freida Toler, Females with Down syndrome: Lost opportunities in primary care, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27, 7, (356-362), (2014).[doi.org] Gut 2002; 51: 536-539 41 Di Paolo MC, Paoluzi OA, Pica R et al.[doi.org]

  • Mental Retardation

    . • Features s/o of IEM: abdominal distension. • F/o of hypothyroidism. • Past history of febrile encephalopathy. 17.[slideshare.net] What is Down syndrome?[chw.org] The most frequent source of lead is pica (ie, ingestion of flaking, old, lead-based paint).[emedicine.com]

  • Obstipation

    ‘She had a 3-day history of acute-onset abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, and obstipation.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ’s syndrome or autism, and some children and young people with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.[web.archive.org] A desire to eat nonfood items is called pica. (PYE-KUH) Eating nonfood items can be harmful to your pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you have these urges.[womenshealth.gov]

  • Eating Disorder

    […] pain, bloating, distension, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation), weight loss, or growth failure; and also routinely ask celiac patients about weight or body shape concerns[en.wikipedia.org] […] contributing to the board. 7 replies to this topic #1 Yssn Newbie Members 7 posts Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:00 PM I don't really know if dermatophagia is considered a pica[myproana.com] Pica Pica is characterized by the eating of one or more nonnutritive, nonfood substances on a persistent basis.[psychologytoday.com]

  • Hypokalemia

    Failures to thrive, chronic diarrhea, vomiting abdominal distension are usual symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] When the levels of corticosteroids are elevated, the potassium levels go down.[ihealthblogger.com] […] supplementation Red blood cell transfusion Foods high in potassium* Potassium-containing salt substitutes Protein calorie supplements Penicillin G potassium Certain forms of pica[aafp.org]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    Because EPI makes it harder for your body to break down food, you’ll have symptoms that overlap with other digestive conditions.[healthline.com] Dogs and cats with EPI usually have a history and clinical signs of small bowel diarrhoea with voluminous, semiformed, yellowish or gray feces, polyphagia, pica especially[vin.com] Symptoms include: bloating flatulence diarrhea abdominal pain Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis can all cause similar symptoms[healthline.com]

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