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Reasons For Sudden Loss Of Appetite
Consider this...: The GI tract has a very 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, ; functional disorders, as well as pregnancy. Directed lab work, imaging, +/-biopsies, stool studies will find your answer ; direct therapy. ...Read more
15 no period 5 mon, first period at 11 yrs, low back/ abdo pain, loss of appetite, sudden weight gain, irregular periods. Reason for absent period?
My 16 year old daughter has pneumonia for at least one week and has had complete loss of appetite. Any reason for this?
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
Consider this...: The GI tract has a very 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, ; functional disorders, as well as pregnancy. Directed lab work, imaging, +/-biopsies, stool studies will find your answer ; direct treatment. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: Unexplained weight loss +/- loss of appetite needs to be evaluated. In this age group, we start worrying about colon cancer. Upper endoscopy to investigate stomach (for possible cause of loss of appetite) can be easily done at same time as colonoscopy (screening for colon cancer). Your family doctor can refer you to gastroenterologist for testing after checking for hyperthyroidism. Good luck! ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, sorry to bother you, but I have a question regarding an isolated instance of loss of appetite I have recently been going through. For multiple reasons, I am inclined to believe it has to do with anxiety. It started about 3 weeks ago at a dinner featur
Yes: Anxiety is associated with heightened adrenaline secretion which would dull your appetite. Do you suffer from anxiety when in large crowds or among strangers? If so, this may be a case of social anxiety. Psychologic or psychiatric counselling will likely be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A multitude of cause: There could be a lot of reasons. Depression, stress, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine causes, even in the worst scenario cancer. (very low incidence in your age) If you are losing weight you should be screened for depression, look at the stress in your life and get some testing done. ...Read more
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