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424 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Weakness

  • Dehydration

    Too weak to cry. Sunken eyes, sunken fontanelle (soft spot of skull). Increased heart rate, weak pulses, and rapid shallow breathing. Cool, mottled skin.[medicinenet.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] PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to provide recommendations to improve clinical decision-making based on the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used hydration[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Thus, AIP should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children presenting with unexplained abdominal pain, seizures, weakness and neuropathy.[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

    […] porphyrias can be accompanied by neuro-visceral attacks that appear as intense abdominal pain (in 85-95% of cases) over one to two weeks, neurological symptoms (muscular weakness[orpha.net] 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] Muscle weakness, tremor, diaphoresis, dysuria, dark urine, bladder distension and severe neuropathy may be encountered as well, and a missed diagnosis may lead to severe and[symptoma.com]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Bowel management to avoid constipation and fecal impaction or diarrhea also is a component of ancillary care. 631 Some feedings administered via a PEG or nasogastric tube[doi.org] The patient was a 57-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency department for right-side weakness persisting for 1 hour.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They happen suddenly, and include Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech Trouble seeing in one or both[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dementia

    To identify the strengths and weaknesses in daily life perceived by people with dementia and family caring across Europe by exemplifying experiences and the range of typical[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treating conditions that can lead to confusion often greatly improve mental function.[nlm.nih.gov] Antidepressions are commonly prescribed for depressive symptoms, but the evidence to support this practice is weak.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    All phosphate binders may cause constipation , nausea, vomiting , bowel obstruction, and fecal impaction.[emedicinehealth.com] The waste buildup can make you sick and you may have these symptoms: swelling of the ankles, face or belly, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, confusion and headaches[heart.org] 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]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Bowel problems : Constipation can lead to fecal impaction, and this can lead to bowel incontinence.[medicalnewstoday.com] […] motor weakness had recovered.[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]

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Acute episodes almost always were precipitated by some factor such as a minor infection, surgical procedure, pregnancy, fecal impaction, or pancreatitis.[doi.org] One month afterwards, she returned presenting weakness and swollen face and legs, which had developed one day earlier.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms may include large bruises, fever, weakness, shortness of breath, confusion, and headache.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Constipation

    Both hypertension and neurologic dysfunction resolved after resolution of fecal impaction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Constipation may also be caused by intestinal obstruction by tumours or polyps or by weakness of the abdominal muscles.[britannica.com] […] 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]

  • MELAS Syndrome

    PMHx: Chronic constipation (multiple episodes of fecal impaction), hypothyroidism, and seizures. Family Hx: Lives with mother and two siblings.[slideshare.net] Early symptoms may include muscle weakness and pain, recurrent headaches, loss of appetite, vomiting, and seizures.[en.wikipedia.org] Encephalopathy or confusion and forgetfulness caused by poor liver function. This can lead to confusion or even coma (hepatic encephalopathy ).[diki.pl]

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