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Loss Appetite Lost
22 y/o. Heavy smoker. Depressed. Occasional blood on toilet paper. Massive appetite loss, lost 15kg, still overweight. Should I be worried?
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
Why is my stomach hurting all the time? My stomach has been hurting for about a month and a half. The pain occurs during exercise, after eating, and when I first wake up. I have a complete loss of appetite and have lost weight. I get frequent headaches an
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You: Would not be as hungry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Loss of appetite =: Diminished desire to eat (anorexia).Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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