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Have very low BMI of 10. What to do?

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i weigh 143 lbs and im 8 ft, should i go to the er? Im worried.
Posted Tue, 3 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs investgitations

Detailed Answer:

Your weight is too less for your height, 143 Pounds or 64 kilos for 8 feet heights.Your BMI comes out to be 10.This is way below the normal range of 20-25.

As such your height is way above the normal range , which in itself needs investigations for the over functioning of your growth hormone or hypothalamus.

Please consult your doctor to arrange for the tests.


Please let me know if you need further information.a
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Follow-up: Have very low BMI of 10. What to do? 2 minutes later
Do I need to go to the er or will I be fine waiting till monday or next week
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not an emergency

Detailed Answer:
I do not think this is an emergency condition, you need investigations which I am sure will take a couple of weeks .

You can definitely wait till monday.
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Follow-up: Have very low BMI of 10. What to do? 11 minutes later
Ok, what exactly should I tell my doctor?
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Very Low BMI

Detailed Answer:
I think you should enquire about your height and your very low BMI.
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