Weight Loss Symptoms
Symptoms of unintentional weight loss include:
- Losing more than 5 pounds in one week, without a change in diet or level of exercise.
- Losing more than 10 pounds in 2-3 months, without a change in diet or level of exercise.
Symptoms that may be associated with unintentional weight loss include:
- Abdominal pain
- Weakness or fatigue
- Chronic cough
- Night sweats
- Abdominal swelling
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