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What does sudden and excessive weight loss in a teenager indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2015
Question: My 19 year old daughter has suddenly lost approximately 25-28 kilos in a matter of two months
( unintentionally ). She also has been told buy her doctor that her overies are red and brushed, she has not been sexually active for 8 months prior.She has a two year old daughter.
She has been to the doctors which have done blood tests, Pap smear, and now just had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. All of the test came back negative
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stress? TB?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

I have read you query and I understand your concerns about sudden weight loss.

Following is my reply:

1) Is she suffering from any stress that she is not able to reveal ? Please find out if something is bothering her.

2) Tuberculosis is another possibility in some women, Please request doctors to test her for tuberculosis.

3) Is she eating less. If so why ? Try to feed what she loves. reduced calorie intake could also be the reason for weight loss.

I hope I answered you query and addressed your concerns.

Let me know if you wish to ask any further questions. I will be glad to help you.

Regards,
Dr. Soumya
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (11 minutes later)
Thank you for your time.
She was a bit stressed but that seems to b over,
She dose eat very well.
She is a smoker
I'll ask her to get tested for tuberculosis.
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please quit smoking

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Ask her to quit smoking immediately as this causes weight loss coupled with stress.

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What does sudden and excessive weight loss in a teenager indicate?

Brief Answer: Stress? TB? Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. I have read you query and I understand your concerns about sudden weight loss. Following is my reply: 1) Is she suffering from any stress that she is not able to reveal ? Please find out if something is bothering her. 2) Tuberculosis is another possibility in some women, Please request doctors to test her for tuberculosis. 3) Is she eating less. If so why ? Try to feed what she loves. reduced calorie intake could also be the reason for weight loss. I hope I answered you query and addressed your concerns. Let me know if you wish to ask any further questions. I will be glad to help you. Regards, Dr. Soumya