Symptom: Weight loss


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Weight loss: Loss of body weight.
Introduction: Loss of body weight can occur due to various conditions ranging from undereating, eating disorders, to severe metabolic conditions including diabetes. Infant weight loss is often classed as failure to thrive. For inadequate growth without weight loss see poor growth. Any unexplained weight loss needs prompt professional medical advice for diagnosis and treatment.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Weight loss:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Weight loss (89 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Weight loss (18 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Weight loss (120 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Weight loss (13 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Weight loss: thinness (4)
    Weight loss type of: Common symptoms (662), Body symptoms (150), Weight symptoms (132)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Weight loss: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Weight loss as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Weight loss: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Weight loss as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Weight loss: The following list of conditions have 'Weight loss' 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.

    A

  • Actinymycosis ... weight loss
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... weight loss
  • Addison's Disease ... weight loss
  • Alcoholism ... weight loss
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... weight loss
  • Amebic dysentery ... weight loss
  • Amphetamines ... weight loss
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis ... weight loss
  • Anorexia ... Abusing other weight control methods, weight loss
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... Abusing other weight control methods, weight loss, low body weight, believing too fat even when thin, thinness, fear of gaining weight, denial of low body weight, emaciation
  • Arthritis ... weight loss
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... unexplained weight loss

    B

  • Bipolar disorder ... weight loss
  • Bladder Cancer ... weight loss
  • Blastocystis hominis ... weight loss
  • Brainerd diarrhea ... slight weight loss
  • Bulimia nervosa ... fear of gaining weight

    C

  • Cancer ... Unexplained weight loss
  • Celiac Disease ... Inadequate nutrition symptoms, weight loss, failure to thrive (infants)
  • Chronic Pancreatitis ... weight loss
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... Weight loss
  • Classic galactosemia ... poor weight gain, failure to thrive
  • Colorectal cancer ... Weight loss
  • Colorectal Polyps ... weight loss
  • Constipation ... weight loss
  • Crohn's disease ... weight loss
  • Cyclosporiasis ... substantial loss of weight
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... weight loss, failure to thrive

    D

  • Depression ... weight loss
  • Depressive disorders ... weight loss
  • Dermatomyositis ... weight loss
  • Diabetes ... Weight loss
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... Weight loss
  • Dientamoeba fragilis ... weight loss
  • Dwarfism ... failure to thrive
  • Dysthymia ... weight loss

    E

  • Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified (ENDOS) ... anorexia-like behavior but with normal weight
  • Eating disorders ... Weight loss, Emaciation
  • Esophageal stricture ... weight loss
  • Esophagus Cancer ... Severe weight loss

    F

  • Failure To Thrive ... slow weight gain, weight loss

    G

  • Gastrinoma ... weight loss
  • Gastroparesis ... Weight loss
  • Graves Disease ... Weight loss

    H

  • Hepatoma ... weight loss
  • Hirschsprung's disease ... failure to thrive
  • HIV/AIDS ... slow weight gain, weight loss, weight loss, failure to thrive
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... weight loss, Unexplained weight loss
  • Hypercalcemia ... weight loss
  • Hyperthyroidism ... weight loss, unexplained weight loss

    I

  • Ileitis ... weight loss
  • Infantile Refsum Disease ... failure to thrive
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... Weight loss

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... Weight loss
  • Klinefelter syndrome ... thinness
  • Krabbé Disease ... Prolonged weight loss

    L

  • Lassa fever ... weight loss
  • Leishmaniasis ... weight loss
  • Leukemia ... weight loss
  • Liver abscess ... weight loss
  • Liver cancer ... Weight loss
  • Lung cancer ... weight loss
  • Lupus ... weight loss
  • Lymphoma ... weight loss

    M

  • Malabsorption ... weight loss, poor weight gain, failure to thrive
  • Marburg virus ... severe weight loss
  • Marfan syndrome ... thinness
  • Melioidosis ... weight loss
  • Menkes Disease ... failure to thrive
  • Multiple Myeloma ... weight loss
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex ... weight loss

    N

  • Nephrotic syndrome ... weight loss
  • Neuroblastoma ... weight loss
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... Unexplained weight loss

    O

  • Osteoarthritis ... weight loss
  • Ovarian Cancer ... weight loss

    P

  • Pancreatic cancer ... Weight loss
  • Pancreatitis ... weight loss
  • Pellagra ... weight loss
  • Pemphigus ... weight loss
  • Peptic Ulcer ... weight loss
  • Pernicious anemia ... weight loss
  • Pheochromocytoma ... weight loss
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... weight loss
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica ... weight loss
  • Postpartum depression ... weight loss
  • Psittacosis ... weight loss
  • Pyelonephritis ... weight loss
  • Pyloric stenosis ... weight loss

    Q

  • Q fever ... Weight loss

    R

  • Radiation sickness ... weight loss
  • Renal tuberculosis ... weight loss
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... weight loss
  • Rift Valley Fever ... extreme weight loss

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... Weight loss
  • SCID ... failure to thrive
  • Scleroderma ... weight loss
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... failure to thrive
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... weight loss
  • Sprue ... weight loss
  • Stomach cancer ... weight loss
  • Strongyloidiasis ... weight loss

    T

  • Tapeworms ... weight loss
  • Temporal arteritis ... weight loss
  • Thyroid disorders ... unexplained weight loss
  • Trigeminal neuralgia ... weight loss
  • Tuberculosis ... weight loss
  • Type 1 diabetes ... losing weight
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Weight loss

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... Weight loss
  • Underweight ... low body weight
  • Urinary tract infections ... slow weight gain, failure to thrive
  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... slow weight gain, failure to thrive

    W

  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... Weight loss
  • Whipple's Disease ... weight loss
  • Whipworm ... weight loss
  • Williams Syndrome ... slow weight gain
  • Wilms' tumor ... weight loss

    X

  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia ... slow weight gain

    Z

  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome ... weight loss
    Conditions listing complications: Weight loss: The following list of conditions have 'Weight loss' or similar listed as a 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.

    A

  • Achalasia ... weight loss
  • Amphetamines ... weight loss
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... starvation, weight loss

    D

  • Disordered Eating ... weight loss

    E

  • Eating disorders ... starvation, weight loss

    M

  • Malabsorption ... failure to thrive

    Q

  • Q fever ... Weight loss

    R

  • Reflux ... failure to thrive

    S

  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... weight loss
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... weight loss
  • Strongyloidiasis ... weight loss

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... weight loss

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... weight loss


    Last revised: July 10, 2004

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