Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Unexplained Weight Loss in Children
Mouth sores and dental problems can cause children to eat and drink less -- and lose weight. This does not appear to be the cause in your child's case.
Along with the weight loss, has your child had any of the following?
- A change in stool pattern, especially loose stools (not necessarily every day)
- Mucousy stool
- Any blood in the stool
- Pain with passing stool