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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Poor Appetite In Children

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What are rare causes of poor appetite im 22 is cancer an early sign?

What are rare causes of poor appetite im 22 is cancer an early sign?

Not in a 22 year old: Cancer may be a sign in an older person. There are many causes of anorexia and it would require taking history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003121.htm. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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A. Vitamin d defiencey cause poor appetite?

A. Vitamin d defiencey cause poor appetite?

Vitamin D: If you indeed have vitamin D deficiency you must talk to your doctor about the dose you need.
A 500 dose of vitamin D daily would be fine.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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My 9 yrs old son is extremely underweight how can I help him gain weight? What might be the cause of poor appetite?

My 9 yrs old son is extremely underweight how can I help him gain weight? What might be the cause of poor appetite?

See Pediatrician: He should get tested to be sure he does not have an endocrine or other problem. Dr can also help w/rx for appetite stimulant, if felt necessary, and provide you with guidance on protein supplementation (powder / liquid). ...Read more

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I have had a sore neck, dizziness and poor appetite/sickness feeling for past 4 days. I recently took a long Hall flight. Could this be a cause?

Sick: Certainly you could have gotten a viral infection while traveling. Make sure you are drinking adequate fluids.
If no better in another day or two, I would see your primary care physician or go to an urgent care facility.
I don't think at this time you need to go to the emergency department, unless the symptoms get worse or you develop other symptoms. ...Read more

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With no family history of colon cancer and im 22 if I have poor appetite what is the chance it could be cause of colon cancer?

With no family history of colon cancer and im 22 if I have poor appetite what is the chance it could be cause of colon cancer?

Highly unlikely: At your age, the most common cause of a poor appetite would be emotional, such as depression, anxiety, or tremendous stress. There are also medical conditions (like ulcers or bowel inflammation, problems in the pituitary, chronic infections or inflammations) that can decrease your appetite. Medications and drug use (like cocaine) can also cause a poor appetite. Please see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

See a GI doctor: Many many different things. This could be infectious, inflammatory bowel, irritable bowel, other. Get seen and diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes infection granulars in the ear, low grade fever, vomiting, poor appetite, stomach pain, 6 year old female? Can give more history if needed.

What causes infection granulars in the ear, low grade fever, vomiting, poor appetite, stomach pain, 6 year old female? Can give more history if needed.

Streptococcus: The symptoms you present arre very suggestive of a streptococcal infection, probably tonsillar (which frequently may be felt in the ear (or radiate to the ear) by virtue of the location of tonsils. It is common in young children and can cause the symptoms you report.
A good culture (no rapid strep test: my experience has been poor in the past using such simple testing) appropriate antibiotic ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite and being lethargic?

What causes loss of appetite and being lethargic?

Consider this...: Gi tract has a limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, metabolic, ; functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies will find your answer ; direct treatment. Chance of pregnancy? ...Read more

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How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

Filling up: If you fill up with foods full of processed carbohydrates, you won't be hungry for healthier foods. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. Www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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I've had a poor appetite for the past two weeks. What could be the reason?

I've had a poor appetite for the past two weeks. What could be the reason?

Lots possible...: Symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong, and not necessarily confined to inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes anorexia (loss of appetite). Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is, or to fix it early before serious harm occurs. Get checked please. ...Read more

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My son is a poor appetite, sleep is not practical, in the middle always wake up, how to do?

My son is a poor appetite, sleep is not practical, in the middle always wake up, how to do?

How old is kid: The appetite parameters and sleep habits of kids vary with age and stage of growth. The rapid growth rate of the first yr slows to 1/3 as fast by 2, picking up again by puberty. Appetite reflects growth rate & state of health. Sleep habits follow a variety of influences, mostly anxiety-separation issues in toddlers. Clearly stating a kids age/stage will permit for focused answers. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 100 years old and she is bedridden. She has poor appetite and was prescribed TPL instead of NGT? Wha tis TPL and its advantage?

My grandmother is 100 years old and she is bedridden. She has poor appetite and was prescribed TPL instead of NGT? Wha tis TPL and its advantage?

Please clarify...: Are you asking about the relative pros and cons of TPN (total parenteral nutrition, given per vein) versus NGT (nasogastric tube feedings, liquids given into the stomach)? Also, what is your grandmother's desire with regard to this and other life-saving treatments? ...Read more

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Scared.10 lb unintended wght loss. Poor appetite. Cant gain. Many tests. All normal including colonoscopy. Very worried. What can I do? What could be wrong

Scared.10 lb unintended wght loss. Poor appetite. Cant gain. Many tests. All normal including colonoscopy. Very worried. What can I do? What could be wrong

Many causes for weig: Such weight loss can be caused by benign conditions like hyperactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis), malabsorption, or emotional disorders like depression. Lastly it could be due to cancer.
You need to seek a second opinion unless your first doctor is still pursuing the cause of your weight loss. I would suggest further investigations/tests from an internist who can check you thoughly for likely causes. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of appetite?

What could cause loss of appetite?

Million things: Stress serotonin which is your happy juice regulate your sleep and wt and appetite too
depression is the common and anxiety are the common after all the medical work up is clear go to your doctor to have medical clearance first. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of loss of appetite?

Loss of appetite: There are several medications which can suppress your appetite. If the time frame coincides with the addition of a new medication and is persistent, lasts more than a couple of weeks, or associated with significant weight loss, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite and insomnia?

What causes loss of appetite and insomnia?

Multiple things: The most common cause of combined loss of appetite and insomnia, would be depression. You could start with your primary care physician for an evaluation -- and depending on what all is going on with you, s/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or sleep specialist. If depression is diagnosed, there are helpful treatments with both psychotherapy and medications. Many reasons for hope! ...Read more

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How does a disease cause a loss of appetite?

How does a disease cause a loss of appetite?

Anorexia: Loss of appetite, medically referred to as anorexia, can be caused by a variety of conditions and diseases. Some of the conditions can be temporary and reversible, such as loss of appetite from the effects of medications. Some of the conditions can be more serious, such as from the effects of underlying cancer. Ref: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms. Htm ...Read more

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