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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more


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Can my loss of appetite and aversion to smell be a symptom/result of being on my period?! This happens almost every time I'm on my cycle. Thanks!

Can my loss of appetite and aversion to smell be a symptom/result of being on my period?! This happens almost every time I'm on my cycle. Thanks!

Yes: The hormonal changes that come with your period can cause that sensation. It is important that you find things that you can eat during that time in order to keep up your nutrition. Taking a multivitamin is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?

Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more

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23dpo with hightemps but negative pregtest. Hav symptom nausea bloated very emotional loss of appetite everyone says im pregnant but no bfp?

23dpo with hightemps but negative pregtest. Hav symptom nausea bloated very emotional loss of appetite everyone says im pregnant but no bfp?

Unrelated: I would get an ovulation predictor kit; taking the temps every day, then planning and wanting it so bad can increase anxiety. This may be contributing to your sx's. How's sleep at night? People in treatment for infertility have higher rates of anxiety. I know u want it bad but try stepping back a bit. It will happen. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite in 22 yr old common symptom of stomach or colon cancer?

Is loss of appetite in 22 yr old common symptom of stomach or colon cancer?

Not necessary: Loss if appetite can happen for many reasons, upset stomach depression and also for stomach ca. If u r concerned about something see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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For 2-3 weeks I've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?

For 2-3 weeks I've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?

Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis? Is loss of appetite and pain some of them?

What are symptoms of pancreatitis? Is loss of appetite and pain some of them?

Pancreatitis: Yes, those are some of the symptoms. You need to consult with a pancreas expert and probably get imaging to further assess the severity. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite a symptoms from the use of postinor?

Yes, it can be: Emergency contraception with postinor (not available in the us as this brand name, but available as plan b, Next Choice = Levonorgestrel in the us) can have side effects including nausea (loss of apetite), vomiting, breast tenderness, fatigue, headache-- or cause your period to be early or late. These symptoms go away within a day or so after taking. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tumor lysis without symptoms except for total loss of appetite? Or would tumor lysis usually have more symptoms than just this?

Is it possible to have tumor lysis without symptoms except for total loss of appetite? Or would tumor lysis usually have more symptoms than just this?

Usually more sx: There are established Algorithmic approach to risk assessment of tumor lysis syndrome. The patient has laboratory tests for example serum potassium, phosphorus, calcium creatinine and uric acid tested. The doctor or hematology/oncology team will interpret the tests and examine the patient. Decisions for treatment will be based on findings. ...Read more

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For over 1week I feel incredibly weak, I have no real symptoms, just weak and have a big loss of appetite. What could this be? I am exhausted always.

May need checkup: Tho 1 week is not long enough to define a condition as chronic, it's meaningful esp. If no signs yet of relief. My first suspicion: viral illness which can cause both short & long term fatigue syndromes. If symptoms persist beyond 2-3 weeks, need to consider other infections as well, anemia, endocrine problems (ie diabetes, thyroid) etc, etc, & so you'll need a thorough checkup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?

What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause loss of appetite? Recurring uti even with antibiotics. No symptoms of usual uti

Can UTI cause loss of appetite? Recurring uti even with antibiotics. No symptoms of usual uti

Unlikely: An 'ordinary' UTI should have symptoms localized to the urinary system, such as burning. However, if the infection travels beyond the bladder, then other symptoms like nausea/vomiting could occur. I wonder if your nausea is coming more from meds you might be taking FOR the UTI. What did the doc give you? Also, to confirm a UTI I need 2 things - a urinalysis AND a urine culture. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can be bloated, gasy: constipation, and diarrhea, and all of the above! So look to your diet/food diary and see when symptoms tend to creep up with specific foods. Then get tested for food allergies & stay away from dairy, sweets, sugar, sodas, GMO soy, corn, potatoes, wheat, pasta until UR symptoms lesson. You can change UR life, and have a normal one. Just need to investigate further with your PCP/ntegrative med Dr. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, collapsing, coughing, dizziness, depression, "zoning out. Is me having these symptoms dangerous?

Could well be: I know that I wouldn't feel safe with you driving or doing anything important. Your physical health and strength will be impacted and as we enter cold/flu season this is risky. You're missing important time in learning skills and information about how to be a successful adult and not being available for what could be a fun time of life. So, yes I think it is. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Could be anything: The symptoms you enumerated could be inter-related to or occur by coincidence. Severe head ache and nausea could be signs of migraine. If you do not have history of it, it might be sing of some thing serious and I advise you to see your doc. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone symptoms trigger loss of appetite or weight loss? I haven't had much of an appetite the last few days. Thank you kindly.

Kidney Stones: Blocking of the ureter by a stone, even temporarily, causes colic. This brings on pain in most, but, can also produce nausea and vomiting. If you do not have a full effect of vomiting from the stone, you may experience it's symptoms as a loss of appetite with some subsequent weight loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help it pass. Some sugar in your drink may help with weight loss. ...Read more

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My son and I have had cold symptoms for 6 days now. Is this normal? My son also is vomiting mucus about 2x a day and has had a loss of appetite.

My son and I have had cold symptoms for 6 days now. Is this normal? My son also is vomiting mucus about 2x a day and has had a loss of appetite.

Colds: Last usually about 10 days in children. it;s a bad respiratory season and many people are getting bad persistent colds. You can use a humidifier, Vicks for nighttime relief. Homeopathic cough and cold meds may help also if the symptoms persist beyond 10 days or fever appears, see your doctor ...Read more

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Burning sensation in my abdomen for the past 3 nights. But during the day I feel fine. Symptoms include loss of appetite, slight nausea, and chills.

See a doctor ASAP: This set of symptoms needs urgent evaluation professionally, not over the internet. You sound as if you may be quite ill and need to have serious conditions excluded. This requires full history, exam, imaging studies and labs. Please go and see a doctor right away and get this worked out before it becomes worse. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one thing I'm fairly sure this is not is colon cancer. Can produce overt or covert blood, cramping, varied and changed bm patterns. A physical exam and full history would help a lot before mor costly testing. ...Read more

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I've expierienced most of the appendicitis symptoms like Loss of appetite pain in lowerright abdomen, abdominal pain is it likely I'd have appendicitis?

I've expierienced most of the appendicitis symptoms like Loss of appetite pain in lowerright abdomen, abdominal pain is it likely I'd have appendicitis?

Appendicitis: It is unlikely you have appendicitis....appendicitis has some other symptoms.....also if appendicitis it could get worse by now....it also could be just related to your ovulation too.....it could be lymphadenopathy....urological issue etc.....so if percists....contact your doctor please ...Read more

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What should I do? My symptoms are: constipation, gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

What should I do? My symptoms are: constipation, gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

See your doctor: If you haven't seen your primary doctor yet, see him/her. If you have and are still with questions, then up the ante and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite be symptoms also of chronic sinusitis?

Yes: Chronic rhinosinusitis can definitely lead to systemic symptoms other than nasal problems such as fatigue, poor sleep, decreased libido, and irritability. Appetite may be affected in several ways. Chronic disease may definitely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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My symptoms are, diarrhea, chills, body aches, loss of appetite but little to no fever. What do you think I have?

My symptoms are, diarrhea, chills, body aches, loss of appetite but little to no fever. What do you think I have?

ViralGastroenteritis: It sounds like you have viral gastroenteritis. If your symptoms do not resolve in a few days see a doctor to rule out a bacterial infection, inflammatory bowel disease or other intraabdominal disease. ...Read more

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I am 8 days late on my period and have no other symptoms besides loss of appetite. I have not had unprotected sex since August could I be pregnant and?

I am 8 days late on my period and have no other symptoms besides loss of appetite. I have not had unprotected sex since August could I be pregnant and?

Pregnancy test: If your protection was not perfect, you could be pregnant, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Thalassemia (Definition)

An inherited condition ...Read more