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Loss Of Appetite

The reduced desire to eat anything is called loss of appetite or poor appetite or anorexia. Various causes, such as pneumonia, meningitis, pneumonia, depression, grief, dementia, heart failure, or cancer, can result in loss of appetite. If left untreated, it can result in severe malnutrition and weight loss.

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Why do I have blood in my urine with loss of appetite, vomiting, lower back, and abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had blood in my urine. I had experienced vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the lower back, and abdomen. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Vomiting and loss of appetite could be due to hormonal imbalance or pregnancy. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Do a blood pregnancy test (serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin). ...  Read Full »

Please advise medications for decreased appetite and increased calprotectin in IBS.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 22 years old. One and a half years back, he had IBS and piles with loss of weight. CT showed enlarged lymph nodes in the intestine. Neddle biopsy of the same was found to be reactive. However, last year, weight is not improved but reduced (62 to 57 kg). Appetite fluctuates w...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your son's medical history and would like to advise the following. If the diagnosis is already made of IBS and nothing else, then we need to see this as a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Weight loss in spite of eating well could be of some conce...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of left abdominal pain with loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, Just after Christmas, I started losing my appetite, I began feeling sick and really lousy and weak. Then at the beginning of this month, I started getting pain in the upper left side of my abdomen (just under my bottom rib). I am still feeling rough, the pains are still happening and a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By looking at history, it seems like chronic pancreatitis for me. Pain after eating, tenderness, loss of weight, bloating sensation are highly suggestive. Mesenteric ischemia also presents in a similar way but is usually seen in the elderly with a history of cardiac disea...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gastroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter is not eating anything and has developed a cough and cold since yesterday. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is two years old. She has not been eating anything and has developed a cough and cold since yesterday. Although we have been administering medication, she still refuses to eat. This has been going on for the past ten days. She seems to keep her mouth closed, cries frequentl...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the prescription. The prescription was provided for diarrhea. The decreased appetite could be attributed to the presence of a cough and cold. I suggest you discontinue syrup containing a combination of Ambr...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old man and have been experiencing GI problems. Is it due to gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old man and have been experiencing GI problems. I have been facing for the last two months or so. I have experienced loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, constipation, alternating diarrhea, dark urine, and yellowish-colored stools that are often smelly and greasy. This le...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, symptoms can be caused by stones. It can cause pain in two ways, one is infection, and the second is obstruction. We are not concerned about bigger stones, and smaller stones can pass from gall bladder and get impacted in common bile duc...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old smoker and have been experiencing many symptoms like loss of appetite, irregular heartbeat, and ringing ears. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old,102 lbs, 5'4 female, and I have been noticing something different with my body every day. I am a smoker, I have about two to six cigarettes a day. I made a list over time of changes I have noticed and I did really like an answer to what is going on with me. This is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You need to be examined and investigated to reach a diagnosis for your symptoms. I would suggest you carry out a complete blood count, chest x-ray, liver and kidney function test, and thyroid hormone profile to confirm the ...  Read Full »

Will taking epileptic medication for a long period cause loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19-year-old. I have epilepsy (my last seizure was on the second six months ago), taking Lamotrigine and Divalproex Sodium-ER. The main issue today is a lack of appetite. I eat small, but already stomach feels full. I ate yogurt and a cup of protein shake now feels full as if I can go...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Loss of appetite could be due to many reasons. Medical conditions causing it should be ruled out. Psychological factors also decrease appetite. These are some natural ways to stimulate your appetite: 1) Eat smaller meals frequently. Divide the large meals into smal...  Read Full »

I have had severe reflux, loss of appetite, and vomiting with achy chest pain for the past two weeks despite taking medicines. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past two weeks, I have been dealing with severe reflux, loss of appetite, and vomiting when I try to eat. I also have a dull achy pain in my chest. I do not have shortness of breath. Currently, I am taking TUMS, Rolaids, and ECT.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the brief history given by you, most likely you are having severe gastritis with overlapping esophageal spasm and gastroesophageal reflux. Because of the reflux disorder, acid contents of the stomach regurgitate ...  Read Full »

Why does my father get panic attacks often?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father who is 88 years old and almost fully confined to a wheelchair. Though his vital body functions are all right, he has been lately getting panic attacks due to the fear of falling, even while walking a few steps. This is even though he has a male nurse and als...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and concern about your father. He may have major depressive disorder due to his chronic medical illness. He should do meditation daily at home, it will calm him and reduces anxiety. He should try to walk with ...  Read Full »

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