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149 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Hyponatremia

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Neurovisceral symptoms resolved, and severe hyponatremia was corrected with IV saline solution without complications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute attacks present with episodes of severe abdominal pain, nausea, confusion and severe life-threatening seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The highly variable symptomatic presentation of AIP causes confusion with other diseases and results in a high misdiagnosis rate (68% in China) and delayed effective treatments[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    Hyponatremia-associated rhabdomyolysis. Nephron. 1999;82(3):274-7. [8] 6- Rizzieri DA. Rhabdomyolysis after correction of hyponatremia due to psychogenic polydipsia.[revistanefrologia.com] RESULTS: All patients identified prodromal symptoms that began days prior to acute severe pain; the most common included confusion ("brain fog"), irritability, and fatigue[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] weeks, neurological symptoms (muscular weakness, sensory loss or convulsions) and psychological symptoms (irritability, anxiety, auditory or visual hallucinations, mental confusion[orpha.net]

  • Dehydration

    Sodium Volume depletion can be concurrent with hyponatremia. This is characterized by plasma volume contraction with free water excess.[emedicine.medscape.com] There is any other change in the person's alertness (for example, confusion or seizures). The person has a fever over 102 F (38.8 C).[nlm.nih.gov] Sodium Volume depletion can be concurrent with hyponatremia . This is characterized by plasma volume contraction with free water excess.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Fecal Impaction

    The treatment of fecal impaction requires both the remedy of the impaction and treatment to prevent future recurrences.[en.wikipedia.org] Neurologic disorders Large mass of stool palpable in lower left quadrant and rectal vault Diagnostic Tests & Interpretation Lab Often normal Leukocytosis to 15,000 WBCs/mm 3 Hyponatremia[tipsdiscover.com] Call 911 immediately if you have trouble breathing, a fast or irregular heartbeat , or are dizzy or confused.[webmd.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    All phosphate binders may cause constipation , nausea, vomiting , bowel obstruction, and fecal impaction.[emedicinehealth.com] Hypocalcemia (see chapter) Hyponatremia (see chapter) Uremia: The three most severe forms of uremia are encephalopathy, bleeding diathesis, and pericarditis.[clinicaladvisor.com] Before then, conflicting classifications had created a state of confusion as to how many Americans were afflicted with this progressive, life-threatening condition.[lifeextension.com]

  • Myxedema

    Gastrointestinal System Patients with myxedema may have abdominal distension due to ascites, paralytic ileus, or fecal impaction.[emjournal.net] Hyponatremia can also contribute to altered mental function.[emedicine.com] A 56-year-old woman, who had not received medical care for 30 years, presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening fatigue and confusion.[nejm.org]

  • Dementia

    Rates of specific side‐effects (including but not limited to): somnolence, insomnia, headache, nausea, diarrhea, falls, bleeding, extrapyramidal symptoms, and hyponatremia[doi.org] Treating conditions that can lead to confusion often greatly improve mental function.[medlineplus.gov] These include restlessness and agitation, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion.[symptoma.com]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    impaction or to intussusception.[emedicine.medscape.com] Laboratory analysis on admission showed hyponatremia (115-133 mmol/L, mean 122.4 mmol/L), high plasma renin activity (229-500 pg/ml, mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some of the symptoms of SDS are similar to those of CF, so it may be confused with cystic fibrosis. However, in kids with SDS, the sweat test is normal.[kidshealth.org]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    impaction, hypertensive encephalopathy, liver failure , long stays in an ICU, mental disorders, postoperative states, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, toxins that[merckmanuals.com] Rathke's cleft cysts are sometimes associated with aseptic meningitis or metabolic encephalopathy due to hyponatremia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[healthcare-online.org]

  • Constipation

    Both hypertension and neurologic dysfunction resolved after resolution of fecal impaction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms were fever, leucocytosis, meteorism, and diarrhea, followed by hypoproteinemia and hyponatremia. Prognosis was poor in all these cases.[doi.org] […] bowels, people with constipation may experience the following symptoms: Pain and cramping Swelling in the abdomen Appetite loss Nausea and vomiting Not being able to urinate Confusion[cancer.net]

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