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What causes anorexia and weight loss when diagnosed with stone in gallbladder?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I HAVE DIGESTIVE TROUBLE FOR LAST 5 YEARS ,LOSS OF APPETTITE AND NOW DIAGONISED WITH SINGLE GALLSTONES OF 3.8 MM,CAN I BE EVER NORMAL. I VOMIT YESTERDAY LAST AND HAD MOTION .MY STOMACH IS ALWAYS FULL AND DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING .I CANT EACH MUCH, I LOST WEIGHT ABOUT 3 KG IN A MONTH.I AM SKINNY. I HAVE MOTION PROBLEM ALSO.MY MOOD IS ALSO NOT GOOD AND FULL OF DEPPRESION.IRRITAION WITH FOOD AND CANT SWALLOW FOOD.
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide more information, consult a psychiatrist

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX
Welcome to health care magic, you will be alright, don't worry
3.8 mm gall stone is very small stone in gall bladder which can be tretaed with drugs or surgery, so you need not to worry at all.

Loos of weight as well as loss of appetite warrants detailed evaluation to find out underlying cause
I would advise you for a battery of tests like hemoglobin, CBC, Liver function test, tests to rule out malabsorption, stool test for ova, cyst or protozoa and endoscopy if need be.
if you have oredered these investigation than please upload me the reports.

Here I would like further information to guide you better like
Your weight and height, dietary habit
Do you smoke or drink?
do you feel your abdominal discomfort increases after food or it relieves after taking food?
are you taking adequate sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours

Mood swing and depression might be related to underlying eating disorder, so I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist whenever you get appointment for behavioral therapy and drugs if need be.

Meanwhile you can take anyiacidity or antiemetic drug like pantoprazole and domperidone combination for vomiting and acidity
you should take plenty of fruits and vegetables
Multivitamin supplements are advisable

Hope I could answer your question, Please write back to me with the details I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely.

Best wishes
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What causes anorexia and weight loss when diagnosed with stone in gallbladder?

Brief Answer: Please provide more information, consult a psychiatrist Detailed Answer: Hello Mr XXXXXXX Welcome to health care magic, you will be alright, don't worry 3.8 mm gall stone is very small stone in gall bladder which can be tretaed with drugs or surgery, so you need not to worry at all. Loos of weight as well as loss of appetite warrants detailed evaluation to find out underlying cause I would advise you for a battery of tests like hemoglobin, CBC, Liver function test, tests to rule out malabsorption, stool test for ova, cyst or protozoa and endoscopy if need be. if you have oredered these investigation than please upload me the reports. Here I would like further information to guide you better like Your weight and height, dietary habit Do you smoke or drink? do you feel your abdominal discomfort increases after food or it relieves after taking food? are you taking adequate sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours Mood swing and depression might be related to underlying eating disorder, so I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist whenever you get appointment for behavioral therapy and drugs if need be. Meanwhile you can take anyiacidity or antiemetic drug like pantoprazole and domperidone combination for vomiting and acidity you should take plenty of fruits and vegetables Multivitamin supplements are advisable Hope I could answer your question, Please write back to me with the details I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely. Best wishes