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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?

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 more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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26F RUQ pain >6m. Persistent, crampy, moderate. Normal u/s and HIDA. Still pain, every day. Normal labs. Decreased appetite, nausea when I eat/drink anything. Excess mucus in stool, no blood. should I push for answers, or is this my new norm?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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26F RUQ pain >6m. Persistent, crampy, moderate. Normal u/s and HIDA. Still pain, every day. Normal labs. Decreased appetite, nausea when I eat/drink anything. Excess mucus in stool, no blood. should I push for answers, or is this my new norm?

Here are some...: What reported seems suggesting your GI-tract does not agree with what you consume, but maybe too early to say for sure what it may be. At present, it is useful to follow instructions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctor so to timely reach right diagnosis for right care. Best.... ...Read more

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Painful BMs, past blood in stool, random low grade fevers, cramps and pain. Excess gas, decreased appetite. It's been 4 months now. What is this?

Need specialists: The symptoms are not specific to a disease but may be from a number of benign or self limiting inflammatory or infections origin so a visit to a gastroenterologist with complete history exam and perhaps tissue evaluation may clarify your disease if it is one of chronic non-specific types or more specific type. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...Read more

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Can decreased appetite be a sign of pregnancy at 5 weeks?

Certainly: The appetite is decreased in the majority of women in the first couple of months of pregnancy. The appetite usually returns to normal by 14 to 16 weeks. ...Read more

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What psychiatric medications may have the side effect of decreased appetite?

What psychiatric medications may have the side effect of decreased appetite?

See below: Topiramate. Buproprion. Stimulants. Certain meds not necessarily associated with decreased appetite may cause nausea. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Is a decreased appetite common occurrence with hepatitis?

Is a decreased appetite common occurrence with hepatitis?

Yes,: Anorexia is a common symptom of acute hepatitis a, b, and c. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Why does a person have decreased appetite if she has an illness?

Not sure but: The flight /fight reflex may be activated by the stress hormones which redices appetite. ...Read more

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What is the cause of decreased appetite after chemo?

Taste and smell: Alterations in taste and smell are common in patients receiving chemotherapy, and may lead to reduced appetite, low energy intake, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Stress: You may have anxiety or depression sx that cause you to have decrease appetite and not enough sleep. You need to see a doctor to help evaluate the problems. ...Read more

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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 are 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 more

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What could cause a decreased appetite?

What could cause a decreased appetite?

Decreased appetite: The list of possibilities is far too long to list here. Try this link. http://www.medicinenet.com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms.html. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

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 more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is required 4-6 days. ...Read more

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15 male. Decreased appetite, bloating, vomits, lab work show alka. Phos 152 and lymphocytes 19 all other labs w.N.L. What could it be?

15 male. Decreased appetite, bloating, vomits, lab work show alka. Phos 152 and lymphocytes 19 all other labs w.N.L. What could it be?

How long has it been: Going on? Did they check for the pancreas? Doe he have round or hard stools or strain to poop? The alk phos is elevated because he is growing and that is normal. Lymphs are ok. If your doctor can't figure it out he should see a gastroenterologist. He might need an upper endoscopy and/or a colonoscopy. Is he under a lot of stress? Than can cause this kind of problem too. Rule out physical 1st. ...Read more

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He is a male around 22 years old. And it's been ongoing for 2-3 years now. But he has no associated diarrhea or constipation. But he does have bloating and decreased appetite?

He is a male around 22 years old. And it's been ongoing for 2-3 years now. But he has no associated diarrhea or constipation. But he does have bloating and decreased appetite?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also, stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need an EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also, 64-80oz water ...Read more

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7mo old decreased appetite, only wants breast. Little crankier, mild constipation. Advice / suggestions / diagnosis? Please

7mo old decreased appetite, only wants breast. Little crankier, mild constipation. Advice / suggestions / diagnosis?  Please

TEETHING?: Time for teeth eruption. Babies gets irritable, poor appetite and crying a lot due to pain. Make sure there is no other medical problem by seeing md. ...Read more

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R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

Many possibilities.: Lymphoma usually isn't painful, but the other symptoms could fit. However, there are a number of other possibilities. The thyroid swelling is suspicious for thyroiditis. If that is ruled out, ct scan of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis may be helpful, or possibly a pet/ct. Various infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause similar symptoms to malignancies. ...Read more

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I have a mass lower left abdomen headaches decreased appetite and nausea... what could be wrong?

I have a mass lower left abdomen headaches decreased appetite and nausea... what could be wrong?

XRay and scan: Many disorders can cause a mass in an abdomen.
From benign gas to tumors. Waist no time; see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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