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Doctor insights on: Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Hirschsprung Disease

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe: It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Not necessarily: Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive disease so you can expect the symptoms getting worse. Gaining weight is quite common and sleeping more does not indicate faster progression. ...Read more

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What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

Too low: Yes, twenty is quite low for a young woman. Furthermore, your Estradiol level should be well above 32 during most of your cycle. Since there could be many causes of this you would need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist or gynecologist - sometimes both. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer a more common disease than celiac's?

Is bowel cancer a more common disease than celiac's?

Different issues: About 1% of people have celiac disease though not all of them are symptomatic. 50-70 people per 100, 000 get colon cancer each year. See this site for more info on colon cancer. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/bowel/incidence/uk-bowel-cancer-incidence-statistics. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

No: It is not common to gain weight after kidney surgery. The most common reason would be from all the IV fluid received during the procedure and while in the hospital. Without knowing more details about the surgery it is hard to give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of ED ?

Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of ED ?

No: Ed often has a significant underlying etiology e.G dmv, vascular disease etc. ...Read more

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In extreme cases of constipation if a person notices weight gain, how much weight is actually coming from the incomplete evacuation of stool/bowels?

In extreme cases of constipation if a person notices weight gain, how much weight is actually coming from the incomplete evacuation of stool/bowels?

It's hard to tell.: If u know your baseline weight, then u can approximate. Personally when i eat 2 full plates of food, i gain 2-3 lbs (or more if it's yummy filipino food). For constipation, drink lots of water with prune juice, try otc milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) colace, senokot/ senna, magnesium citrate etc. See a GI dr for any worsening symptom to check for intestinal pathology such as polyp. God bless you! ...Read more

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Arm pain is a less common symptom of heart disease in women. What is main symptom ?

Arm pain is a less common symptom of heart disease in women. What is main symptom ?

Let me try to help: The most common symptoms of heart attack in women are , shortness of breath , weakness , unusual fatigue , cold sweat , dizziness , pain or pressure in the back or high chest , pain or discomfort in one or both arms , discomfort may be described as pressure, ache, or tightness; may come and go , a burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen , irregular heartbeat , nausea. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something?

Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage  indicative  of something?

Liver cancer: 52 M from Dhahran asks: Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something? ANS: I would ask your Drs what they think. I would think it is indicative of bad news. Like "do not begin reading any long books". (Dr humor here). But your team knows you best. Good luck and let us know what they say. ...Read more

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Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more

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Is a weight loss goal of only 1/3 of a pound per week too insignificant? deficit of only 200 calories a day?

Is a weight loss goal of only 1/3 of a pound per week too insignificant? deficit of only 200 calories a day?

Weight loss: 1/3 of a pound a week is OK. The more rapidly you lose weight the more new clothing you will need. Take your time and enjoy the next 60 or more years ahead of you. ...Read more

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I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

Yes: Any diet that makes you burn fat will draw more fluid out of your body. Fat burns into ketones which are filtered out by your kidneys. The ketones take water with them as they leave your body in the urine. If you are thirsty or your tongue is dry or white, then you need to drink more water. Your own liver and kidneys normally do a great job of detoxing your body. Good luck on your diet! ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more