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Excessive weight loss, colonoscopy for malabsorption syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi, I have been loosing weight. Can you advise me on the reason? I am 45 yrs male.Tks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things to suggest you better: Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you suffer with any diagnosed medical conditions?
User :   Not in my check up reports done every 2 yrs
Doctor :   Can you elaborate on symptoms like duration, how did started, any diarrhea or loose stools?
Doctor :   About your diet?
User :   This problem started about few years back though I did not notice anything but whosoever saw me after few months reported, that I had lost drastically. No diarrhea etc. I take good diet
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   When was your last health check up done?
User :   It was in second half of 2010.
Doctor :   After going through your details provided by you, I am of the opinion that you might be suffering with Malabsorption syndrome
Doctor :   The other causes which produces similar symptoms are Diabetes Mellitus, Irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor :   As you got your health check up done in the second half of 2010 and hoping blood sugar levels were checked and were found normal.
User :   Blood sugar was normal. Though I feel fatigued sometimes.
Doctor :   then diabetes could be a low probability but it would be better to get examined by a Gastroenterologist as to evaluate the exact cause of your weight loss.
Doctor :   May I know the weight lost occured in the past year?
User :   I will take fresh weight today and let you know.
Doctor :   Sure.
User :   Thanks.
Doctor :   Please see the gastroenterologist at the earliest if you are loosing weight drastically.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok, can you suggest some tests?
Doctor :   few investigations would be required like D xylose test for fat malabsortion, tissue biopsy of the colon, Colonoscopy and few routine blood and urine tests. These investigations will be advised by the doctor accordingly.
Doctor :   and only after physical examination.
Doctor :   So please see a gastroenterologist.
User :   ok. thanks. Can I get any reference no. for this chat for updation.
Doctor :   this will be able in your chat history and if required in future just log in and can view the chat history.
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   No tks.
Doctor :   Thanks for cosulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye bye
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