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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Anker
4 years experience Family Medicine
>5%: Sudden weight loss greater than 5% plus other symptoms or concerns or physical exam findings is of concern. Less than 5% can be followed. A history an ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Because: Rapid weight loss, if it is intentional, is not healthy. If it is unintentional, it could be a sign of serious illness.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
True: Fasting is not going to be a successful longterm weight loss program and in fact may be seriously dangerous to your well being. I know it gets old to ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Any abdominal pain : 4 hours, especially accompanied by the symptoms you're having and the medication that you are on requires a visit to the emergency room for appropriat ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Run to Dr.: This combination of symptoms suggests possible severe illness and requires immediate medical attention. Schedule appointment to see doctor as soon as ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Very unlikely: The loss of height is probably a mistake in one of the measurements. It is very unlikely that a 23 year old would lose 2 cm in height due to gaining w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Increase calories: If you are underweight you could gain by increasing caloric intake, resistance excercise after ruling out disease. If no success may add protein shake ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See a doctor: For unexplained weight loss. It could be hyperthyroidism, parasitic infection, or any of a number of other things. Please get a thorough evaluation by ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No, No, No: It's not going to affect your statue or build. I'm sorry there's disinformation out thee -- life's hard enough without it.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not guaranteed.: If you lose weight, eat right and exercise you will reduce your glucose levels in general but you might not be able to get them all the way back to no ... Read More

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