A 74-year-old female asked:
When i do go, it's a pencil thickness, 2-3 inches, soft, and happens once every 2-3 weeks. my stomach has enlarged and i've lost 37# since june. (now november) diabetic for 15 yrs controlled by diet alone. no diet change, high fiber, 15 g carbs/ meal?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: With a person in her 70's having unintentional weight loss, her doctor may have completed an evaluation by now, since the weight loss started 5 months ago. People don't lose weight for no reason, so evaluation is important. Many disorders can cause weight loss, and cancer is one of them. So, a patient's question would be what has the doctor ruled out, and what is the doctor's working diagnosis?
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