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Sudden weight loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   its about my weight
Doctor :  
Ok, proceed with it
User :   i cant seem to keep weight on me
User :   i was 140 and i dropped all the way to 100
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
May I know your age?
User :   23
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
What is your present weight?
User :   100
Doctor :   Units?

Doctor :  
kg/pounds
User :   pounds
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What was the time span in it decreased?
User :   like a year
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How is your appetite?
User :   its ok i eat like 3 thimes a day
Doctor :   Fine, but I am interested to know if it has changed over time

Doctor :  
and if you think it as responsible for weight loss
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Could you answer the previous question?
User :   i eat the same as i did when i was 140
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Have you got your thyroid profile done?
User :   no
Doctor :  
and/or any other blood tests recently?
User :   i had my blood work done when i had my baby last year
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i had blood work did when i had my baby last year
User :   would my iron have any thing to do with it
Doctor :  
Do you have any other symptoms in the past 1 year or less?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I will explain you
Doctor :  
Some of the most common causes are thyroid problem, malnutrition, malabsorption, chronic infections and carcinomas
Doctor :  
With your history, nothing can be inferred without a blood test
Doctor :  
and a complete physical examination
User :   well my physical exam came out good
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Then the next thing is a blood test
Doctor :  
which has to be repeated
Doctor :  
though you have got it done 1 year back
Doctor :  
As I have mentioned above the causes have to be ruled out
Doctor :   Since you are fine with the diet part
Doctor :  
malnutrition is not a cause
Doctor :  
In malabsorption there would be increased stool output especially fat excretion
Doctor :  
which you havent experienced
Doctor :  
hence that is also not there
Doctor :  
the remaining is thyroid, infection and carcinoma
Doctor :   Iron defeciency causes anemia and not weightloss as suc

Doctor :   that can also be picked in complete blood count
User :   is there any thing i can do to try and gain weight
Doctor :   First, the cause of this weightloss has be identified, if any

Doctor :  
if there is no issue with then a high protein diet is advisable
Doctor :  
which is ideal for weight gain
Doctor :   So at this point of time go ahead with the tests and get back to us

Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks for your help
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