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Appetite changes

Appetite changes: Introduction

Further information about Appetite changes is below, or review more specific information about these types of Appetite changes: poor appetite, fullness, excessive hunger, Dysphagia or other types.

Changes in the appetite can be important symptoms. Typically, the symptom is either poor appetite or increased appetite....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Appetite changes

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Causes of Types of Appetite changes:

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Appetite changes: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Appetite changes, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Appetite changes Treatments

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Stories from Users for Appetite changes

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Message Boards for Appetite changes

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Appetite changes: Animations

Medications or substances causing Appetite changes:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Appetite changes as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Appetite changes: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Appetite changes may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Appetite changes

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Appetite changes. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Appetite changes: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Appetite changes

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Appetite changes

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Appetite changes: Related Rare Diseases

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Appetite changes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Appetite changes:

The list of organs typically affected by Appetite changes may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitutional

Detailed list of causes of Appetite changes

The list below shows some of the causes of Appetite changes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Appetite changes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Appetite changes. Of the 1189 causes of Appetite changes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 11 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 23 causes are "common" diseases
  • 13 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 42 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1136 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Appetite changes:

The following list of conditions have 'Appetite changes' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Appetite changes:

The following list of medical conditions have Appetite changes or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Appetite changes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Appetite changes based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Appetite changes?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Appetite changes, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Appetite changes:

    Subtypes of Appetite changes:

    Poor appetite (1070 causes), Fullness (19 causes), Excessive hunger (70 causes), Dysphagia (194 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Appetite changes:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Appetite changes:

    Food symptoms (1907 causes), Thinness (528 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Overeating (44 causes), Excessive hunger (70 causes), Undereating (104 causes), Cravings (32 causes), Poor appetite (1070 causes), Increased appetite (70 causes), Hunger (70 causes), Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Mania (102 causes), Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Eating disorders, anorexia (303 causes), chronic diseases, digestive abnormalities, bullemia

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    Medical News summaries about Appetite changes

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Appetite changes

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