Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Unintentional weight loss: 21 Possible Causes
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What causes abdominal pain, loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss? 21 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hepatitis

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.

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2

Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is caused by a number of different viruses. Its symptoms usually last for two to three days.

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3

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.

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4

Liver Cancer

Learn about liver cancer symptoms, types, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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5

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Adenocarcinoma)

Stomach cancer occurs when cancerous cells form in the stomach lining. Because it's difficult to detect, it's often not diagnosed until it's more advanced.

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6

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.

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7

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.

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8

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

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9

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing i...

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10

Hookworm Infections

Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs. The first sign of infection is usually a rash where the parasite entered the skin, followed by diarrhea.

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11

Addison’s Disease

Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal cortex is damaged and the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the steroid hormones cortisol and aldosterone.

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12

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small organs on either side of the uterus. They're where eggs are produced. Ovarian cancer can occur in different parts of the ovary.

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13

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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14

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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15

Underactive Pituitary Gland (Hypopituitarism)

Hypopituitarism occurs when your pituitary gland in your brain is not releasing one or more of the eight hormones it should be releasing.

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16

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic, or long-term, pancreatitis is an inflammation of your pancreas that impairs your body's ability to digest food and regulate blood sugar.

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17

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer and is often difficult to detect. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

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18

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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19

Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by the Leishmania parasite found in sand flies.

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20

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is a disease caused by bacteria from the genus Brucella. Learn more about how this condition is spread, symptoms, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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