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What causes anemia and unintentional weight loss? 11 possible conditions

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

1

Hookworm Infections

Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs. Read more about the symptoms of this infection and treatment options.

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2

Amebiasis

Amebiasis is a parasitic infection of the intestines commonly contracted in tropical regions.

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3

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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4

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Excessive sweating at night, fatigue, weight loss, bone pain, and easy bleeding or bruising are signs of this disease.

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5

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.

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6

End-Stage Kidney Disease

In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.

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7

Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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8

Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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9

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can stop your kidneys from functioning properly. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and treated.

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10

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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11

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a form of cancer that affects your lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Learn about 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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