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572 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Constipation, Extremity Ataxia

  • Stroke

    Ataxia, imbalance, unsteadiness, or disequilibrium. Vertigo, with or without nausea and vomiting. Diplopia (ophthalmoplegia). Dysphagia or dysarthria.[patient.info] Asymmetric step length is a common abnormal gait pattern in hemiplegic stroke patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Loss of bowel control or constipation also may occur after a stroke.[web.archive.org]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    […] insomnia. 54 Less frequently reported effects in 1% to 5% of patients are depression, anxiety and irritability, hallucinations, confusion, anorexia, dry mouth, constipation, ataxia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] disturbance Abnormal gait Abnormal walk Impaired gait [ more ] 0001288 Hallucinations Hallucination Sensory hallucination [ more ] 0000738 Hyperreflexia Increased reflexes[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] Constipation affects up to 50% of patients with Parkinson's disease and sigmoid volvulus remains an under recognised complication with mortality rates up to 50%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Conversion Disorder

    Her symptoms progressed to include low back pain, episodes of jerking and tingling of her upper extremities, and ataxia of her trunk and extremities.[journals.lww.com] The modified gait abnormality rating scale (GARS-M) may be useful for quantifying gait abnormalities in these individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There may also be exaggerated trembling or shaking of one or more extremities or the whole body.[traumadissociation.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    In later stages, spasticity, extensor plantar responses, greater loss of position and vibratory sensation in the lower extremities, and ataxia emerge.[merckmanuals.com] Neurologic signs and symptoms: Numbness—tingling Weakness of legs, arms, trunk Impaired vibration—position sense Abnormal reflexes Unsteady or abnormal gait Balance problems[b12awareness.org] Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Some don't show any symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency, while others may experience: Diarrhea Constipation Tiredness Light-headedness[everydayhealth.com]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    We describe a case of a young black woman with gradually progressive lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and ataxia as the primary presenting symptoms of pernicious anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neurological symptoms may include muscular weakness and abnormal gait.[orpha.net] These symptoms include nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) and vomiting, heartburn, abdominal bloating and gas, constipation or diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss[web.archive.org]

  • Rett Syndrome

    Target areas of treatment in persons with Rett syndrome include low cardiovascular capacity, uncoordinated movements (ataxia), bony deformities (spine, peripheral extremities[physio-pedia.com] Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental genetic disorder, characterized by developmental delay, hand stereotypies, abnormal gait, and acquired microcephaly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rett syndrome (RTT), a progressive neurological disorder mainly caused by mutations in MeCP2 gene, is commonly associated with gastrointestinal dysfunctions and constipation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Her examination was significant for lethargy, dysarthria, bilateral upper extremity ataxia, and bilateral inferomedial gaze deviation.[ahajournals.org] These comorbidities include intellectual disabilities, seizures, muscle contractures, abnormal gait, osteoporosis, communication disorders, malnutrition, sleep disorders,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] assess improvement in the quality of life, function, and colonic motility before and after visceral and neural manipulation in five children with cerebral palsy and chronic constipation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hyporeflexia with delayed relaxation, ataxia, or both Additional signs specific to different causes of hypothyroidism, such as diffuse or nodular goiter and pituitary enlargement[emedicine.medscape.com] Congenital secondary hypothyroidism (associated with clinical signs of disproportionate dwarfism, lethargy, gait abnormalities, and constipation) has been reported in Giant[web.archive.org] Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold.[icd9data.com]

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, URINARY INCONTINENCE; ATAXIA[connects.catalyst.harvard.edu] […] neurosyphilis in which the posterior roots of the spinal cord, especially in the lumbosacral area, are the principal sites of infection, resulting in ataxia, hypotonia, impotence, constipation[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, Urinary incontinence ; Ataxia[jove.com]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    […] edema (n 7), mental retardation or regression (n 5), jaundice (n 5), anemia (n 4), precordial discomfort (n 3), hypotonia (n 2), tremor (n 1), dysarthria (n 1), ataxia (n[indianpediatrics.net] abnormalities Behavioural/Psychiatric abnormality Psychiatric disorders Psychiatric disturbances [ more ] 0000708 Gait disturbance Abnormal gait Abnormal walk Impaired gait[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] These patients presented with abdominal pain, constipation, and/or emesis approximately 12 days following surgery.[appliedradiology.com]

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