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Get freezing cold, sweaty hot, had stomach flipping surgery, painful, losing weight. Cause and cure?

my son, who is 42 now, alternately gets freezing cold and then sweaty hot at night repeatedly during the night. he had a stomach flipping surgery due to extrememGERD about 10 years ago and now seems to have redeveloped stomach pains again. he has had a gastroenterologist check his recurring GERD and surgery out, had ultrasounds, etc., thinking it may be related...nothing has been found. and yet his pain is intense. he recently lost 60 lbs thinking it may be his problem. he is 6 6 and now he is way too thin i fear, and not sure his health has not been compromised by losing the weight so fast onthe paleo diet. is there anything that could tie the nighttime problems, the old surgery and current problems together. are there any specialists he should see?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dec 2012

thanks for posting on HCM,

Well his syndrome look more like a neoplasic syndrome i.e cancer-related signs i.e weight loss, alternating fever, stomach pain, history of GERD and surgery; his age. The combination of the above directs us towards presence of probable stomach tumor. Non-the-less they are other possible causes that could cause the pain + weight such as gallbladder stone, liver diseases etc. Your gastroenterologist is the specialist of choice for now to be seeing, just he will probably need to start looking further by doing other tests such as TNF, ESR, CRP, CT scan, MRI etc to exclude other probable causes of your son's illness.

Hope this helps and wish you the best
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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