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Cravings: Introduction

Cravings: Desires for unusual foods. See detailed information below for a list of 32 causes of Cravings, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cravings:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cravings. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Cravings

Home medical tests possibly related to Cravings:

Causes of Types of Cravings:

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Cravings: Symptom Checker

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

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Cravings Treatments

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Stories from Users for Cravings

Real-life user stories relating to Cravings:

Message Boards for Cravings

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Cravings or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Cravings:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Cravings. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure e.g. may be high in alcoholism or diabetes, low in Addison's disease
    • Examine for signs of chronic liver disease - if suspect alcoholism.
    • Examine for pigmentation of Addison's disease
  • more tests...»

Cravings: Animations

Cravings: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cravings

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Cravings:

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

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cravings. 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Cravings: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Cravings

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Cravings: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cravings

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Cravings: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Cravings: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Cravings:

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

Detailed list of causes of Cravings

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

How Common are these Causes of Cravings?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cravings. Of the 32 causes of Cravings that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cravings:

The following list of conditions have 'Cravings' 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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Causes of Cravings Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Cravings?

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

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

    Classifications of Cravings:

    Subtypes of Cravings:

    Salt craving (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Cravings:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cravings:

    Food symptoms (1907 causes), Thinness (528 causes), Weight gain (360 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Overeating (44 causes), Undereating (104 causes), Food craving, Pica (13 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes), Appetite, Nutritional deficiency

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