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Causes Of Poor Appetite In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 yrs old son is extremely underweight how can I help him gain weight? What might be the cause of poor appetite?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?
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.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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