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Thinness: Introduction

Being thin may simply be within the normal ranges for your genetic makeup. However, thinness can also indicate a variety of medical conditions, especially if it arises via weight loss. Any growth abnormality or unexplained weight loss needs careful professional medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Thinness:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Thinness

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Causes of Types of Thinness:

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Thinness: Symptom Checker

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

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Thinness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Thinness

Real-life user stories relating to Thinness:

Message Boards for Thinness

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

Thinness: Animations

Thinness: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Thinness

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Thinness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Thinness

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to a diagnostic reading of high more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related or associated more »

Thinness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Thinness:

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

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Thinness

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

How Common are these Causes of Thinness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Thinness. Of the 528 causes of Thinness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 17 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 505 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Thinness:

The following list of conditions have 'Thinness' 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: Thinness:

The following list of medical conditions have Thinness 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 Thinness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Thinness 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 Thinness?

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

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

    Classifications of Thinness:

    Subtypes of Thinness:

    Anorexia (303 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Thinness:

    Weight loss (2248 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Weight symptoms (2043 causes)

    Symptoms related to Thinness:

    Underweight (528 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Poor growth (2366 causes), Normal genetic variation, Malnutrition (111 causes), Excessive dieting, Excessive exercising, Anorexia nervosa, Failure to thrive (955 causes), Pyloric stenosis

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    Medical News summaries about Thinness

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