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Anorexia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

There is no single test that can diagnose anorexia. But this illness has a visible effect on your health and eating habits.

If your doctor thinks that you may have an eating disorder, he or she will check you for signs of malnutrition or starvation. Your doctor may also ask questions about your mental well-being. It is common for a treatable mental health problem (such as depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder) to happen with an eating disorder.

Common exams and tests for a possible eating disorder include:

If your doctor thinks that you may have organ damage, doing heart or kidney tests can be helpful.

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Last Updated: August 27, 2013
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