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Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

It's not immediately clear why your child is losing weight. It's good that there are no signs of serious physical or emotional problems, but as we said before, weight loss is unusual in children and should always be investigated carefully.

Call your doctor's office for an appointment within the next few days to begin that investigation.


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