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What Causes Rapid Weight Loss?

had hip replacement 3 years ago and got bacterial infection and after 6 weeks being hospitalised and course of anti biotics was cured and discharged with a weight loss of 10 per cent.Since then I have not regained the weight loss,and over the last few months have lost a further 10 percent in weight......I am now 13 stone and 6 feet 1 inch height and 76 years of age,I have reasonable energy levels and feel o.k. but worry about this continual weight loss.I have a reasonable appetite and eat regular meals.
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
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Hello,

Weight loss needs good evaluation if it is unexplained (the patient can not identify a cause for it).
You will need to have a visit with your doctor for a good history and physical examination and possibly some tests like:
CBC, ERS, TSH, lipids, fasting glucose, liver tests, kidney tests, urinalysis.

These are basic tests and the doctor might ask more tests if he finds it needed from the examination or the report of these tests.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj
General & Family Physician
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What Causes Rapid Weight Loss?

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