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35 Possible Causes for Severe Abdominal Pain, Sunken Fontanelle

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Severe dehydration—which is an emergency—can cause extreme thirst, extreme sleepiness, sunken fontanels, and fussiness in infants; irritability/confusion in adults; and dry[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] pain or cramping, fecal urgency, moderate to severe other gastrointestinal-related symptoms, or tenesmus of[clinicaltrials.gov] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    fontanel (the soft spot on the top of an infant’s head) How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?[cedars-sinai.org] abdominal pain bloody diarrhoea.[sahealth.sa.gov.au] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Dehydration

    Moderate to severe abdominal cramping/pain/straining/bloating. Black or blood in stools. If dietary measures and medication do not decrease the diarrhea.[chemocare.com] Signs of Dehydration Mild Thirst Dry lips Slightly dry mouth membranes Moderate Very dry mouth membranes Sunken eyes Sunken fontanelle (soft spot) on infant’s head.[quickcare.org] If your child is lethargic (hard to awaken) If your child acts confused or does not know what he is doing If your child has constant abdominal pain (tummy ache) If your child[nationwidechildrens.org]

  • Intussusception

    An 83-yr-old male patient presented to our department due to severe abdominal pain for 8 h.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of dehydration include lethargy (tiredness), fewer wet nappies than usual and the soft spot (fontanel) on top of the head being sunken.[gosh.nhs.uk] Common symptoms Sudden, loud crying Sudden, severe abdominal pain Other symptoms Bloody stool Dehydration Diarrhea Extreme lethargy Fever Red, jelly-like stool Sweating Swollen[childrens.com]

  • Hypovolemic Shock

    This time she presented with severe abdominal pain and profound hypovolemic shock requiring replacement of great amounts of fluids in addition to fresh frozen plasma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early signs of dehydration: poor skin turgor, sunken fontanelle in infants, decrease in body weight Signs of internal bleeding: abdominal tenderness, swelling, discoloration[ehealthstar.com] However, he complained of severe abdominal pain and was drowsy 2 h later.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vomiting

    Call your doctor if you notice any of the following warning signs in your baby: Signs of dehydration, including a dry mouth, lack of tears, sunken fontanelle, floppiness,[babycentre.co.uk] abdominal pain.[news-medical.net] Call your doctor if you notice any of the following warning signs in your baby: Signs of dehydration, including a dry mouth, lack of tears, sunken fontanelle , floppiness,[babycentre.co.uk]

  • Rotavirus Infection

    abdominal pain bloody diarrhoea.[sahealth.sa.gov.au] Rotavirus infection in infants leads to the same symptoms, including severe diarrhea, vomiting, and fever; dehydration also leads to sunken fontanelles, a decreased production[symptoma.com] Symptoms of dehydration include lethargy, dry, cool skin, absence of tears when crying, dry or sticky mouth, sunken eyes or sunken fontanel (the soft spot on the head of infants[medicinenet.com]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    fontanelle (the soft spot on your child’s head if he or she is less than 18 months old).[wmpeds.com] abdominal pain Bowel movement accidents Vomiting Weight loss or poor weight gain If your child experiences diarrhea associated with dairy products or other foods, you should[rileychildrens.org] […] eyes, grayish skin, sunken soft spot (fontanelle) on your baby’s head.[caringforkids.cps.ca]

  • Intestinal Adhesions

    The symptoms of dehydration may appear in phases and include lethargy, less frequent wet nappies and the soft spot (fontanel) on the top of the head may be sunken.[gosh.nhs.uk] But when they partly or completely block the intestines, they cause symptoms such as Severe abdominal pain or cramping Vomiting Bloating An inability to pass gas Constipation[icdlist.com] Intestinal adhesions may cause one or more of the following symptoms: Bloating Constipation Severe abdominal pain Loud bowel sounds Inability to pass gas Vomiting In more[newyorksurgicalpartners.com]

  • Adenovirus Infection

    […] infections Intussusception: A medical condition in which one part of the intestine slides over the other, causing blockage of the intestine with severe abdominal pain How[dovemed.com] […] soft spots (fontanelles) on the top of an infant's head No tears Sunken eyes Tests of stool samples may be used to identify the virus that is causing the sickness.[mountsinai.org] pain DDx: bacterial enteritis, bowel obstruction Diagnostic Tests & Interpretation Initial Tests (lab, imaging) Confirm in severe cases and epidemics.[unboundmedicine.com]

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