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Preoccupation with appearance: Unusual concern over one's personal body appearance. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Preoccupation with appearance, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Preoccupation with appearance may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Preoccupation with appearance. 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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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Preoccupation with appearance. Of the 10 causes of Preoccupation with appearance that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Preoccupation with appearance' 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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Preoccupation with appearance based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Preoccupation with appearance, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Preoccupation with appearance:
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Symptoms related to Preoccupation with appearance:
Normal behavior, Body image issues, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa (3 causes), Clinical depression, Social phobia, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Histrionic personality disorder (4 causes), Narcissistic personality disorder, Gender Identity disorder
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