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A 22-year-old male asked:

What are rare causes of poor appetite in.a 22 year old? colon.or stomach cancer a realistic sign. help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: Numerous causes for loss of appetite several diseases , several medications from cold to cancer , some one 22 yr old with no other symptoms , only thing that causes is anxiety and depression, most common in young.You are only 22 don't think of cancers , enjoy your life.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Repeat question: There is almost no likelihood that your poor appetite is due to colon cancer. Colon or stomach cancer are illnesses not signs. Your signs are of those of a person frightened that they have an incurable disease. That's called nosophobia. It is best treated by a psychiatrist. First be screened by your family doctor (i assume she knows you well). You don"t need to live this way.

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