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Poor appetite

Poor appetite: Introduction

Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food. See detailed information below for a list of 1070 causes of Poor appetite, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Poor appetite:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Poor appetite

Home medical tests possibly related to Poor appetite:

Poor appetite: Symptom Checker

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

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Poor appetite Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Poor appetite may include:

  • Appetite stimulats
  • Treat underlying disorder
  • Multivitamin supplementation
  • Treat associated nausea with odansetron, promethazine
  • Gastrostomy
  • High-kilojoule nutrition shakes
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Poor appetite

Real-life user stories relating to Poor appetite:

Message Boards for Poor appetite

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

Diagnostic tests for Poor appetite:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Look for evidence of jaundice - e.g. yellows skin and sclera of eyes - may suggest gallstones that pass into common bile duct, cancer of the pancreas or acute viral hepatitisabdominal examination for tenderness e.g. tenderness in epigastric area (midline below ribs) may suggest peptic ulceration; tenderness over the right upper abdomen may suggest gall bladder disease.
    • Feel the abdomen for a mass. A mass in the epigastrium (midline, justbelow the ribs) may indicate stomach cancer. A mass in the right upper abdomen may indicate a pancreatic cancer
    • Examine for enlarged liver which may indicate primary liver cancer, metastases to the liver, congestive heart failure or viral hepatitis
    • Pelvic examination to detect ovarian mass, if suspected
  • more tests...»

Poor appetite: Animations

Medications or substances causing Poor appetite:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Poor appetite 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.

Drug interactions causing Poor appetite:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Poor appetite 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.

  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Cordarone (Amidarone) interaction
  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Rythmol (Propafenone) interaction
  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Cardioquin (Quinidine) interaction
  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinaglute (Quinidine) interaction
  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinalan (Quinidine) interaction
  • Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinidex (Quinidine) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Poor appetite: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Poor appetite

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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: Poor appetite. 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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Poor appetite: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Poor appetite

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of 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 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 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, 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 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 possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Poor appetite: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Poor appetite: Related Rare Diseases

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

Poor appetite: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Poor appetite:

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

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Poor appetite

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

How Common are these Causes of Poor appetite?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Poor appetite. Of the 1070 causes of Poor appetite that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 13 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 23 causes are "common" diseases
  • 15 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 36 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1017 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Poor appetite:

The following list of conditions have 'Poor appetite' 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: Poor appetite:

The following list of medical conditions have Poor appetite 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 Poor appetite Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Poor appetite 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 Poor appetite?

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

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

    Classifications of Poor appetite:

    Medical Conditions associated with Poor appetite:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Appetite changes (1189 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Poor appetite:

    Fullness (19 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Undereating (104 causes), Thinness (528 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Infections (1293 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Prolonged fever (128 causes), Viral hepatitis, Normal aging, Tuberculosis, Alcoholism, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Heart conditions, Heart disease (106 causes), Heart failure (274 causes), Liver conditions

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