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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can joint pain cause loss of appetite? i feel too sick to eat so i've been living off smoothies but i'm still losing weight fast.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Any type of pain: If severe (or chronic) can rob you of your appetite. Please discuss this with your physician. Take care.
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes/No: Pain of any great extent can affect your appetite directly from the pain or indirectly through depression of day to day pain living. However, some of the meds you are on can affect your gastrointestinal system, especially ibuprofen. Get back with your doc.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2014

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