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hoping you can tell me, is constant low potassium level a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium intake or output. Low potassium could be due 1. To decreased intake, 2. Physiological shifts and 3. Increased loss in the stools or urine. It is best to consult nephrologist.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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I doubt cancer: Difficult to diagnose without an examination. Best to be seen by your physician or dentist.
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