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HIDA scan showed no gb. US shows large stones and 3x normal size. I have chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Should I be concerned?

HIDA scan showed no gb. US shows large stones and 3x normal size. I have chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Should I be concerned?

Yes: there should be some concern..the chances are you would be best served by a surgical opinion!! Hope this is helpful My Opinion Only BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

No, not unless...: Chronic diarrhea by itself is not an emergency. Weight loss by itself is not an emergency. However, they become an emergency if new or worse symptoms occur due to the chronic conditions finally causing the patient's body to decompensate (such as due to finally not having enough water, nutrients, or calories remaining in the body). ...Read more

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What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

Weight GAIN?: Chronic diarrhea is usually associated with weight loss. If you are experiencing weight gain, then the issue could be related to your diet, especially of you are eating a lot of fatty foods. However, more details discussed with your doctor would be warranted, perhaps a referral to a GI specialist who has a professional interest in chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

SOD2: it is very likely in your situation that there is more going on than just sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. SOD does not usually cause diarrhea and weight loss, although the pain that you described certainly could be due to it. I would advise you to return to your gastroenterologist if your symptoms are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?

Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?

No: It is more the other way around. Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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My five year old has lost seven pounds in the last 3 months due to chronic diarrhea. Is this a dangerous amount of weight for her to have lost?

My five year old has lost seven pounds in the last 3 months due to chronic diarrhea. Is this a dangerous amount of weight for her to have lost?

Significant-yes: The average 5 yo female weighs just above 40 lb and a 7 lb loss over 3 months is significant. It might not be dangerous in the short term, unless paired with unusual fluid losses, but deserves proper evaluation and treatment.Your PCP or pediatrician could start this but referral to a children's specialty center may be needed to track down the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more