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A 37-year-old male asked:

Recently lost 5-7lbs unexpectedly (normally 136-138lbs and now 131), and with no changes to the diet/exercise regimen that i've maintained for years. was already very fit and lean, and this is now the least i've ever weighed. cause for concern?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Unintentional weight loss does raise concern but often it's not serious as long as the patient feels well. However, I still recommend checking for diabetes and an overactive thyroid and having a physical examination with the taking of a good history and system review, especially if there's further weight loss.
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