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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?

- Stomachaches

- A change in stool pattern, especially loose stools (not necessarily every day)

- Mucousy stool

- Any blood in the stool

- Pain with passing stool

No, my child has not had any of these.

Yes, my child has had one or more of these.

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