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Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Hirschsprung Disease
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Drastic weight loss, sleep pattern is less than 6 hours and loss of appetite. Could you explain what is the symptoms for or what acttactics required?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What could be the cause of unintentional rapid weight gain? There is no increase in eating habit, and there is a daily exercise regime.Thanks!
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
Can gluten intolerance be one of the reason for short stature in height i.e less than predictable growth?
Sure: it this has led to nutritional (including certain vitamins) deficiency. ...Read more
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
Is a weight loss goal of only 1/3 of a pound per week too insignificant? deficit of only 200 calories a day?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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