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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

Good. Those symptoms could indicate illness, one of the most common reasons for weight loss in children. Any illness that's bad enough to cause weight loss warrants an immediate call to the doctor for advice.

Has your child been complaining of pain in the mouth? Has he or she been refusing to eat or drink?

Yes, one or both of these is true.

No, neither is true.

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