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A 40-year-old female asked:

What causes weight loss (9lbs 2 months) headache body-ache and pain (back, arms and legs) ? cancer? brain cancer? stress, anxiety? thank you in advance?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Evaluation needed: Your symptoms are nonspecific and require a thorough history and system review, complete physical examination and appropriate testing in order to make a differential diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment or make a referral to a specialist. Possibilities include diabetes, overactive thyroid, autoimmune arthritis or malignancy. If it turns out to be anxiety, stress management therapy should help.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. C: Any unintended weight loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Wish you good health!
Last updated Jun 4, 2020

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