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Constantly loosing weight and extremely weak. Pain in bones. SGPT and SGOT are beyond normal range. What to do?

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My Father is 61. He's consistently losing weight over the last 2 years so much so that he's down from 72 to 57 Kgs. He's becoming extremely weak and now he is suffering from pain in the bones and twice in the last 9 months he's collapsed and we've had to take him to hospital. Despite all the tests the reason of his illness is not coming out. please advise. He fainted a couple of days back also and hurt his head. right now he's having fever also on and off every day. In the reports the blood counts are fine, glycosylated hemoglobin is also fine. KFT report is fine. In the liver report SGPT and SGOT is beyond normal range. Abdomen Ultrasound report is fine. urine report is also fine
Posted Mon, 28 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
some more work up needed

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
Your father has is having significant weight loss and that too without a plan for it.
Such a weight loss indicates serious underlying pathology which should be traced as soon as possible because malignancy is a frequent culprit.
Other possibility is serious endocrinology disorder like Addison disease, hyperthyroidism or diabetes etc.
Sometimes there can be malabsorption syndromes in the background of such findings.
Your father should get evaluated by a physician of your locality because physical examination gives vital inputs in such difficult cases.
Please get his Thyroid and lipid profiles, serum cortisol levels, stool examination, alfafeto-protein and CEA levels to start with.
A contrast CT thorax and abdomen is also worthwhile.
Please load the reports in compressed PDF format in the follow up query.
I hope the advise will be helpful for you.
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