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You have not mentioned if he has also been investigated. Loss of a significant weight along with inability to digest food definitely requires routine blood investigations as well as special tests pertaining to GIT ( including endoscopy
). For a definite opinion you need to mantain a pain diary with precipitating factors and associated symptoms (if any e.g diarrhoea
or sweating etc). So, you must visit a Ge physician who will investigate your brother in a staged fashion and treat according to cause.