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Dr. James Lin
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Decreased Weight (Overview)

Sudden weight loss greater than 5% plus other symptoms or concerns or physical exam findings is of concern. Less than 5% can be followed. A history and timeline is helpful for context.


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Can masturbation cause decreased height, weight or width?

Can masturbation cause decreased height, weight or width?

No, No, No: It's not going to affect your statue or build. I'm sorry there's disinformation out thee -- life's hard enough without it. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
10 Doctors shared insights

Decreased Weight (Overview)

Sudden weight loss greater than 5% plus other symptoms or concerns or physical exam findings is of concern. Less than 5% can be followed. A history and timeline is helpful for context.


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Why are doctrs worried if rapid decreased weight?

Why are doctrs worried if rapid decreased weight?

Because: Rapid weight loss, if it is intentional, is not healthy. If it is unintentional, it could be a sign of serious illness. ...Read more

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R flank pain, sometimes trouble breathng. Lwr R abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased weight and appetite, trouble walking + sleeping. Help?

R flank pain, sometimes trouble breathng. Lwr R abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased weight and appetite, trouble walking + sleeping. Help?

Any abdominal pain: 4 hours, especially accompanied by the symptoms you're having and the medication that you are on requires a visit to the emergency room for appropriate diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the fat over my face. I have lost weight from the body but it is not disappearing from my face.

How to get rid of the fat over my face. I have lost weight from the body but it is not disappearing from my face.

Facial Fat: If you have achieved ideal body weight then the fat distribution in the face can be altered by liposuction. However, this should be performed judiciously in a conservative fashion. Excessive fat removal from the face can result in an aged and un-natural appearance. Muscles and bone structure can give the appearance of a fat face. You need a thorough evaluation of your facial structure! ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Visit your primary care physician to check your general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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What is the definition or description of: Decreased weight?

What is the definition or description of: Decreased weight?

>5%: Sudden weight loss greater than 5% plus other symptoms or concerns or physical exam findings is of concern. Less than 5% can be followed. A history and timeline is helpful for context. ...Read more

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Why are doctrs worried if rapid decreased weight?

Because: Rapid weight loss, if it is intentional, is not healthy. If it is unintentional, it could be a sign of serious illness. ...Read more

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Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

True: Fasting is not going to be a successful longterm weight loss program and in fact may be seriously dangerous to your well being. I know it gets old to hear but regular exercise and frequent small meals through the day while drinking water will be much more helpful in the long run and may help keep the weight off for a much longer time. Good luck. ...Read more

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R flank pain, sometimes trouble breathng. Lwr R abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased weight and appetite, trouble walking + sleeping. Help?

Any abdominal pain: 4 hours, especially accompanied by the symptoms you're having and the medication that you are on requires a visit to the emergency room for appropriate diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more

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Cannot quench extreme thirst. Appetite decreased, weight loss, bruising, headaches, hip and leg pain along w dull ache, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea?

Cannot quench extreme thirst. Appetite decreased, weight loss, bruising, headaches, hip and leg pain along w dull ache, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea?

Run to Dr.: This combination of symptoms suggests possible severe illness and requires immediate medical attention. Schedule appointment to see doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am having impaired glucose. I have decreased my weight by 5 kgs in 1 month. If I exercise regularly will I be normal and eat normally.

I am having impaired glucose. I have decreased my weight by 5 kgs in 1 month. If I exercise regularly will I be normal and eat normally.

Not guaranteed.: If you lose weight, eat right and exercise you will reduce your glucose levels in general but you might not be able to get them all the way back to normal. It is definitely your best option though. As you are only 28, you have a very high likelihood of developing diabetes in your remaining years. Keep as thin and active as you can. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause decreased height, weight or width?

No, No, No: It's not going to affect your statue or build. I'm sorry there's disinformation out thee -- life's hard enough without it. ...Read more

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Kidney problem, possible? Nausea, vomiting, R kidney pain, lwr r abdominal pain. Decreased urination+frequency to urinate. Lost weight. Decreased appetite.

Kidney problem, possible? Nausea, vomiting, R kidney pain, lwr r abdominal pain. Decreased urination+frequency to urinate. Lost weight. Decreased appetite.

Kidney infection: As well as GYN-related concerns. I would recommend an exam and possibly some tests to detect any serious conditions that may require treatment soon ...Read more

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R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

See answer: Most common "urological" cause of your symptoms would be either a urinary tract infection requiring appropriate antibiotic (s) or a kidney/ureteral stone. Urinalysis, urine culture, and possible CT scan imaging and blood tests indicated to help confirm the diagnosis or suggest another cause and guide treatment. Recommend you see an MD as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get slightly shorter when gaining weight I decreased 2cm after gaining 7kg?

Is it possible to get slightly shorter when gaining weight I decreased 2cm after gaining 7kg?

Very unlikely: The loss of height is probably a mistake in one of the measurements. It is very unlikely that a 23 year old would lose 2 cm in height due to gaining weight. ...Read more

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Doxtor my weight was decreased frim 62 to 54 after my dilevary 3rd dec 13 baby weight was 4.1, what to do for weight increase?

Doxtor my weight was decreased frim 62 to 54 after my dilevary 3rd dec 13 baby weight was 4.1, what to do for weight increase?

Increase calories: If you are underweight you could gain by increasing caloric intake, resistance excercise after ruling out disease. If no success may add protein shakes or boost pudding or apetite stimulants like ctm or megace (megestrol). ...Read more

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My father is having diabetes mellitus type 2. Had angioplasty 2 months ago and now his weight has decreased a lot. What should we do?

My father is having diabetes mellitus type 2. Had angioplasty 2 months ago and now his weight has decreased a lot. What should we do?

Angioplasty: Your dad should be on a CAD program with diet, exercise and not smoke, a menu of drugs and regular follow up with his doc. You should encourage dad to follow the program and take care of himself. ...Read more