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22 y/o. Heavy smoker. Depressed. Occasional blood on toilet paper. Massive appetite loss, lost 15kg, still overweight. Should I be worried?

22 y/o. Heavy smoker. Depressed. Occasional blood on toilet paper. Massive appetite loss, lost 15kg, still overweight. Should I be worried?

You should: Depression is a serious medical illness, not a sign of weakness. Depression may require long-term treatment, but the good news it is treatable. Major symptoms are of sadness, tiredness and loss of interest. We don't know what causes depression.
Rec.: see your pcp for more information and referral to psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are causes for appetite loss?

I was wondering what are causes for appetite loss?

Many causes: Chronic illness, depression, cancer, medications that dampen appetite, collagen vascular disease, liver disease, cogestive heart failure, etc

the results of the bruins and red sox games last night would knock out any true bostonian's appetite (editorial aside). ...Read more

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Loss of appetite that won't go away?

Loss of appetite that won't go away?

Issues: Could be lots of things. See your doctor to begin a work up. ...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 to deal with loss of appetite? Don't feel like eating.

How to deal with loss of appetite? Don't feel like eating.

Too vague: There are too many possiblitiies from stomach issues to hormonal to depression. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is coriander for treating appetite loss?

How effective is coriander for treating appetite loss?

Works for me.: Spices do not have a particular chemical effect to increase appetite BUT if you associate them with pleasant foods in the past they will be a trigger to eat. Certainly tasty food works better. It's mostly triggers to eat, or habits, or sometimes medical conditions (depression, diabetes, infections, cancer, thyroid) that keep people from eating or gaining weight. ...Read more

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Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

That's a lot: That's a lot of weight loss in only 1 week, even if you're worried ; stressed. Do you have any other symptoms? If this continues, please see your physician. Sometimes thyroid problems can show up this way. ...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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Combatting recent loss of appetite?

Combatting recent loss of appetite?

NEED MORE INFO: Sorry but this is way too vague. So many possible reasons for this. Virus, sickness, medications, depression, pain. Need more to help narrow this down so seek out your primary care physician. ...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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I don't feel like eating I loss my appetite and everytime I eat I feel like vomiting. What should I do?

Gastroparesis: Is a condition in which the stomach does not empty normally causing the symptoms. Consider a gastric emptying scan. ...Read more

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Headache nauseous loss of appetite?

Headache nauseous loss of appetite?

Get checked: The doctor will examine to ensure no fever or focal neuroligical deficit or papilledema. ...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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Why doi have stomach pains and a loss of appetite?

Can'ttell here; C MD: Don't know you; can be due to lots of issues, some are serious, some are not; some are temporary or short-term, others are not. See md. ...Read more

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When I travel I loss my appetite, what shall I do?

When I travel I loss my appetite, what shall I do?

Small frequent meals: Its not unusual for travellers to change their norm--diet, activity, bowel habits, fluid ; alcohol intake. Any of these alterations, +/- the stress of travel, may promote an change in appetite. If your anorexia only presents when travelling, relax ; accomodate with smaller more frequent meals ; avoid things that upset the gut. If your anorexia is becoming a trend, even when home, seek help please. ...Read more

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Does provigil cause appetite loss?

Not typically: Although taste and nausea related side effects can impact eating, weight or appetite loss has not been a major outcome of using Provigil (modafinil).

For more information:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000196/. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few. ...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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I've been really health conscious recently to the point where it is impacting me physically (appetite loss, confusion, etc) What can I do to stop it?

I've been really health conscious recently to the point where it is impacting me physically (appetite loss, confusion, etc) What can I do to stop it?

Psychiatric Eval: Your being "health conscious" is now the opposite and unhealthy. This sounds possibly like OCD or a related disorder and you are in one of the right age categories. This is something that should be discussed with a good psychiatrist and therapist. Good luck, stay healthy, but remember to enjoy life and appreciate all of the wonders out there and don't worry about what you can not control. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for chronic loss of appetite?

Well. I can: Give you some.
Depression is the most common at a young age.
Drug abuse, use of stimulants including stimulant drugs that are useful (ritalin, etc for ADHD). stimulant effects of some antidepressants.
Cancer, in theory.
Gastrointestinal disease or other diseases producing nausea.
some..... ...Read more

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I have a sudden loss of appetite, weird thing is this happens while I eat. Why?

Acute? Chronic?: Early satiety (suddenly feeling full after eating a small amount) can be seen with a bunch of problems. An alarm symptom which should get checked out. Can be seen with stomach inflammation, ulcers, poor stomach emptying, masses or obstruction, liver enlargement, spleen or lymph node enlargement, other organs squishing the stomach, metabolic issues.
See your doc. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillian cause loss of appetite?

Not normally: Amoxicillin can cause nausea, not a loss of appetite. However, the symptom of nausea will give you sensation of not wanting to eat. When you take the amoxicillin, eat something with it like a few crackers to decrease the nausea sensation. ...Read more

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I have an overian cyst why do I have such a loss of appetite?

I have an overian cyst why do I have such a loss of appetite?

Check with your doc: Better be safe. You may need another ultrasound. And visit your regular doc also. He/she may be able to find out. ...Read more

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Why do I have stomach pains and a loss of appetite?

Why do I have stomach pains and a loss of appetite?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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