A member asked:

Lost 50 lbs not trying been in touch with my doctor seeing her next week.. does this half to b cancer (no one suggested just know it can a symptom) or can there be other causes for this unexplained weight loss? just anxious.. thank you?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

While cancer is the most feared cause for unintentional weight loss, there are many other causes that will have to be ruled out, such as malabsorption syndromes, thyroid disease or drugs/ supplements with weight loss as a side effect. You are doing the right thing by seeing your doc.

Answered Oct 26, 2020



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