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Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

Intestinal problems, such as parasites, celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, can cause weight loss in children. Your child doesn't have any obvious signs of these, but the signs aren't always obvious, so your doctor may still want to do some tests to look for intestinal problems.

Along with the weight loss, has your child been drinking and urinating much more than usual?

Yes, much more than usual.

No, not much more than usual.

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