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Intussusception Decreased Appetite
Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating ...Read more
Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Decreased appetite can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need to clarify ..lost 20-25lbs since October. No exercise. Decreased appetite but don't feel sick. Concern? Will see doc in few wks.
Definite need an: Evaluation. As that kind of weight loss out of the blue, without an effort, definitely necessitate an evaluation to make sure something more concerning is going on. There are all sorts of reasons for weight loss ...Read more
My 2.5 year old, who is diabetic, has had a decreased appetite for the last couple weeks. Her blood sugars are normal and she doesn't appear sick. ?
Likely normal: Many normal children that age have quite variable appetites i would suggest that you keep a daily listing of all that she eats and drinks. After 1-2 weeks, talk to your doctor's nurse to see if they have any concern and whether they want you to bring her in to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking Abilify (aripiprazole) and have had a decreased appetite lately, do you think it is due to the abilify (aripiprazole)? Also no food sounds appealing.
1yr old boy. Temp 38degreesc. Decreased appetite, sleepy but plays. Had 12mth shots last wk. Worry? Wake at night if temp high?
Hard to tell: The temperature of 38c (100.4 f) is not really concerning, but i would pay attention to how he feels. If he seems to be less energetic, not eating well, or having trouble sleeping, he should be checked by the doctor. At his age, it can be difficult to tell if he is coming down with a virus, or ear infection or some other illness. ...Read more
I've been studying a lot lately. Now I happen to have daily headaches, decreased appetite, diarrhea and unusual thirst. What could it be?
Diet and hydration?: The simplest explanation may be that you're not paying strict attention to how well you're supplying your body with proper nutrients & good HYDRATION as well as maybe too much bad stuff (pizza, pop, coffee, STUDY SPEED??). Since you're 18 it's possible as well you don't believe that you're at risk for much except being bothered with older adults who don't know the world like you do! Surprise! LOL! ...Read more
My 5 month old has decreased appetite and passes stools 3 times a day (the usual for her is 1). Stools are normal, not runny. Could it be teething?
Probably not: Teething symptoms are not usually related to appetite or bowel movements. If teething is the issue it may be the texture/feel of the food in the mouth that may keep your child from eating. Try food with different textures, flavors, or temperatures to see if appetite returns. If not then it could be something else and if she/he is not eating enough see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nauseous for weeks, excessive sleeping, decreased appetite. Negative home preg test. I'm 130 lbs. Worked nights over year, never this tired before.
Is it normal for toddler to go through periods of little appetite? He's been fussy last few days and decreased appetite? Teething possible still?
Can be normal: It is very normal for kids to go thru periods when they don't eat much or to be very hungry, depending on if they are in an active growth stage. Appetites can vary. The last teeth erupt about 2 1/2 . Sometimes the molars come in easily and there is no signs of teething and sometimes there is a lot of pain. Each child is different. So check mouth when you are brushing the teeth for teething bump. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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