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1,207 Possible Causes for Constipation, Diarrhea, Hypokalemia

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Abstract Proprotein convertase 1/3 (PC1/3) deficiency is a very rare disease characterized by severe intractable diarrhea in the first years of life, followed by obesity and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rarely, DKA patients may present with significant hypokalemia.[web.archive.org] Symptoms of CD include malabsorption and malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency anemia, failure to thrive, short stature, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, vomiting[dx.doi.org]

  • Celiac Disease

    The patient's diarrhea resolved after initiation of a gluten free diet. He gained 25 kilograms after discharge and did not require further hospitalizations for diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Field M, Semrad CE : Toxigenic diarrheas, congenital diarrheas, and cystic fibrosis: disorders of intestinal ion transport. Annu Rev Physiol 1993; 55 : 631–655. 12.[doi.org] […] mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.5-7.6, mean 7.56) in all the patients, and in four of them high blood level of aldosterone (74-560 pg/ml, mean 295.9 pg/ml), hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Laxative Abuse

    The clinical example is one of diarrhea induced by the surreptitious use of laxatives.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Laxative abuse can cause hypokalemia and volume depletion. Hypokalemia, in turn, can lead to rhabdomyolysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Severe, chronic constipation x 10 years. 4.[slideshare.net]

  • Hypokalemia

    We report this first case of acute appendicitis who presented initially with complain of diarrhea accompanying hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] MayoClinic.com: Low potassium (hypokalemia) MedicineNet.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) eMedicineHealth.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of Selected Foods per Common[en.wikipedia.org] Clinical features include transient periods of muscle weakness and tetany, dizziness, abdominal pains and constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    The symptom disappeared spontaneously 2 days after the watery diarrhea subsided.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mg 2 has been used as a component of enemas to treat constipation.[doi.org]

  • Pellagra

    It is characterized by 4 "D's": diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Once you recover you can maintain your health, barring some future stress/trauma that depletes your reserves, at which time heartburn/GERD/IBS/diarrhea/constipation symptoms[celiac.com] It is characterized by 4 “D’s”: diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death.[doi.org]

  • Diarrhea

    What Are the Symptoms of Diarrhea? Symptoms of diarrhea can be broken down into uncomplicated (or non-serious) diarrhea and complicated diarrhea.[web.archive.org] The diarrhea resulted in hypokalemia and sodium depletion that made her dependent on twice weekly intravenous fluid and electrolyte infusions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Osmotic and stimulant laxatives, secretagogues, and serotonin 5-HT 4 receptor agonists are approved for treating constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intestinal Disease

    We postulate that immunosuppression due to malignancy, malnutrition and cancer chemotherapy was responsible for the unusually severe diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two common examples.[my.clevelandclinic.org] diarrhea.[merckvetmanual.com]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    There are a number of causes of diarrhea (see Table: Some Causes of Diarrhea* ).[merckmanuals.com] Here, we present a case of a heart donor with severe electrolyte imbalance, specifically severe hypokalemia, and severe hypernatremia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the constipation.[ketogains.com]

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