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50 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Hypokalemic Nephropathy

  • Pyloric Obstruction

    Renal compensation for this loss of H ions is by preserving protons at the expense of potassium and thus hypokalemia ensues with now, hypochloremic, hypokalemic metabolic[forums.studentdoctor.net] Common gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by patients with cancer can vary widely and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, decreased appetite,[cancertherapyadvisor.com] The adrenocortical response to hypovolemia intensifies the exchange of potassium for sodium at the distal tubule, with subsequent aggravation of the hypokalemia.[thehealthscience.com]

  • Celiac Disease

    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] The patient had normal anion-gap metabolic acidosis (pH   7.16) with persisting hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia and hypophosphatemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Nutritional support was begun slowly, however electrolyte derangements began to manifest on hospital day 2, with hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and hypomagnesemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Makes frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss Complains of constipation, abdominal pain, cold intolerance, lethargy, and/or excess energy Denies[nationaleatingdisorders.org] […] muscle weakness Delirium Death Abnormal laboratory signs include low phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia), low blood sugar levels, ( hypoglycemia ), low potassium level ( hypokalemia[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Diarrhea

    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] Hypokalemia can occur when patients have severe or chronic diarrhea or if the stool contains excess mucus. Hypomagnesemia after prolonged diarrhea can cause tetany.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Bartter's Disease

    Laboratory testing is significant for hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and metabolic alkalosis.[medbullets.com] […] findings Proximal muscle weakness, failure to thrive, short stature, convulsions, tetany, cramps, ileus, gout, mental retardation, enuresis, nocturia, polyuria, salt craving, constipation[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] I understand that hypokalemic nephropathy can occur. Is it common in patient's with bartter's syndrome? : Thank you. : M.[madeasy.de]

  • Hypokalemia

    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] The role of growth factors and ammonia in the genesis of hypokalemic nephropathy. J Ren Nutr. 2002;12:151-59. Gennari FJ. Disorders of potassium homeostasis.[rarediseases.org]

  • Villous Adenoma of the Colon

    Most malignant • Overall size versus malignancy: 2cm 46% • Symptoms • Most are asymptomatic • Some may have diarrhea, especially villous tumors in rectum • May also produce hypokalemia[learningradiology.com] When they do occur, however, they may include abnormal bleeding, cramps, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea.[microscopyu.com] 19 associated with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome SMAD4 on chromosome 8 associated with juvenile polyposis syndrome Villous adenomas may cause secretory diarrhea characterized by hypokalemia[wikidoc.org]

  • Hypokalemic Nephropathy

    Certain herbal products, like licorice and gan cao may be causative for hypokalemia.[symbiosisonlinepublishing.com] There is generalized muscle weakness, characterized by ventroflexion of the neck; other signs include weight loss, chronic vomiting and constipation.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] We report a case of hypokalemic nephropathy associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Hypoalbuminemia (albumin 3.5 g/dL), hypokalemia (postassium 3.5 mEq/L), elevated alkaline phosphatase, and hypomagnesemia (magnesium, 1.5 mg/dL) will be looked for in a comprehensive[symptoma.com] Disease limited to the rectum (proctitis) may present with constipation and rectal bleeding.[patient.info] […] for anemia; thrombocytosis, a high platelet count, is occasionally seen Electrolyte studies and kidney function tests are done, as chronic diarrhea may be associated with hypokalemia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Crohn's Disease

    […] abdominal (belly area) pain Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Pain with passing stool ( tenesmus ) Persistent, watery diarrhea Unintentional weight loss Other symptoms may include: Constipation[web.archive.org] This can cause pain, fever , constipation, diarrhoea and weight loss.[dermnetnz.org] This can cause pain, fever, constipation, diarrhoea and weight loss.[dermnetnz.org]

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