Unexplained Weight Loss in Children
What could cause this? My 10 y.o. has lost about 10 pounds and it really shows. I am certain she is not dieting or anorexic. She is not troubled by anything and continues to get excellent grades. The thing that jumps out at me is could this be diabetes? Not sure if she drinks alot, but I do notice if she drinks soda, it makes her more thirsty. Then of course, she'll need to pee. She is not overly tired though and does stay up reading in bed sometimes. Some of these are red flags, so I scheduled her for a check up on the 17th, and also told the receptionist my concerns in case they want to order lab tests or schedule extra time, etc. She did break 2 bones in her arm in May, I don't think that has anything to do with it, but it was a big shock to her system I'm sure. She appears to be growing normally, but I'm wondering if there's anything else that can cause weight loss. Not sure, but I doubt a growth spurt would.