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233 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Paresthesia

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Peripheral neuropathy (patchy numbness and paresthesias) Psychological disturbances (anxiety, confusion, psychosis, dementia) Precipitated by drugs (drugs that enhance cytochrome[stepwards.com] Acute attacks present with episodes of severe abdominal pain, nausea, confusion and severe life-threatening seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Days later brought a new episode of acute delirium, with progressive loss of strength in upper and lower extremities, paresthesias and abdominal pain.[archivesofmedicine.com]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    ) symptoms Clinical features Fever GI symptoms : severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting Neurological abnormalities Polyneuropathy : non-specific pain, weakness/fatigue, paresthesia[amboss.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] Neurological-psychiatric symptoms of an acute intermittent porphyria are diverse and can occur in the form of peripheral nerve palsies, neuralgic pains, paresthesias, epilepsies[lecturio.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    All phosphate binders may cause constipation , nausea, vomiting , bowel obstruction, and fecal impaction.[emedicinehealth.com] Uremia also causes polyneuropathy with paresthesia.[lecturio.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]

  • Dehydration

    Around 5% to 6% water loss, one may become groggy or sleepy, experience headaches or nausea, and may feel tingling in one's limbs ( paresthesia ).[rehydrate.org] 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] […] more pronounced death may occur, if rehydration is not started quickly At about 5% to 6% water loss, may experience symptoms of increased tiredness, headaches, nausea, and paresthesias[physio-pedia.com]

  • Dementia

    […] symptoms that are different in different limbs (asymmetric), difficulty with speech that is due to not being able to move the mouth muscles in a coordinated way, numbness and tingling[en.wikipedia.org] Treating conditions that can lead to confusion often greatly improve mental function.[nlm.nih.gov] These include restlessness and agitation, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion.[symptoma.com]

  • Myxedema

    Gastrointestinal System Patients with myxedema may have abdominal distension due to ascites, paralytic ileus, or fecal impaction.[emjournal.net] Risk Factors Age over 50 years Being female Assessment Lethargy and fatigue Weakness, muscle aches, paresthesias Intolerance to cold Weight gain Dry skin and hair Loss of[rnpedia.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]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal

    impaction, urinary retention, and change of environment In persons who are elderly, medications at therapeutic doses and levels can cause delirium.[emedicine.medscape.com] Racing heart, skipped beats, palpitations GI : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach aches Muscles : Muscle tension, twitches, tremors, shakes, muscle aches Skin : Sweating, tingling[addictionsandrecovery.org] A 57 year-old woman with no history of cardiac disease presented to the emergency department with confusion and seizures secondary to alcohol withdrawal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Bowel problems : Constipation can lead to fecal impaction, and this can lead to bowel incontinence.[medicalnewstoday.com] The patient presented with progressive decrease of visual acuity, intermittent diplopia, paresthesia of the left arm and equilibrium disturbances.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this review we describe conditions that may be confused with MS because they can present as lesions disseminated in time, space, or both.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Constipation

    Both hypertension and neurologic dysfunction resolved after resolution of fecal impaction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] depression or anxiety dermatitis herpetiformis headaches infertility or repeated miscarriage missed menstrual periods mouth problems such a canker sores or dry mouth seizures tingling[niddk.nih.gov] […] 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]

  • Hyperkalemia

    […] colonic necrosis, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning advising against concomitant administration of sorbitol, an osmotic cathartic used to prevent SPS-induced fecal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] symptoms Patients with hyperkalemia may be asymptomatic, or they may report the following symptoms (cardiac and neurologic symptoms predominate): Generalized fatigue Weakness Paresthesias[emedicine.com] Assessment : On arrival at ED he is confused and combative with a GCS 0f 13 Initial observations reveal BP 78/60; Pulse 74, RR 32, SPO2 91% (NRB 15L) ABG which shows a Potassium[lifeinthefastlane.com]

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