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Started remicade (infliximab) 4 mos ago for hidradenitis suppurativa. Makes me very sick/no appetite. Started having rapid weight loss & yellow diarrhea. Normal?

Started remicade (infliximab) 4 mos ago for hidradenitis suppurativa. Makes me very sick/no appetite. Started having rapid weight loss & yellow diarrhea. Normal?

Stop it: If you are having these issues the first thing you should consider is stopping the remicade (infliximab). These are not normal issues. Speak with your doc. ...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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Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?

Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical check up and further testing from either your pcp or go see a gastroenterologist. It could be something serious. ...Read more

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Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Green loose stools, weight loss, just came back from South Asia vacation?

Vacation: I think you should see your doctor fairly soon. If the delay is too long please go to the nearest Emergency Room for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you feel fine and have giardia? The only symptoms I have are loose stools and weight loss

Can you feel fine and have giardia? The only symptoms I have are loose stools and weight loss

Yes: Yes. Giardia is a parasite that is confined to the bowels. Systemic symptoms such as lethargy and weakness can occur as you become dehydrated and depleted of electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium, or malnourished. Some people have no symptoms whatsoever, not even diarrhea. ...Read more

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Have had flat stools for about 2 yrs. No blood. About every 2 weeks I'll have some loose stools. No weight loss. Appetite is fine. I'm scared?

Have had flat stools for about 2 yrs. No blood. About every 2 weeks I'll have some loose stools. No weight loss. Appetite is fine. I'm scared?

Stool change: If you have not had a colonoscopy at your age you should see a GI doctor to schedule one. Any changes in the stool form may be diet related and you might want to try first some increased fiber in your diet (like veggies, fruits and if that does not work you can try things like Metamucil or Citrucil). Good luck! ...Read more

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Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as I used to, dew to not smoking anymore?

Loose stools, weight loss over a stone but eating twice as much as I used to, dew to not smoking anymore?

Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. It could be an over active thyroid or celiac disease or some form of malabsorption. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just came back from recent vacation. Notice loose stools and weight loss. Scared to eat anything, stomach sometimes hurt and burp every time I eat something. Stomach growling also?

Just came back from recent vacation. Notice loose stools and weight loss. Scared to eat anything, stomach sometimes hurt and burp every time I eat something. Stomach growling also?

Best to get seen: The likely reason for these symptoms depends on where you traveled. It really is worthwhile getting seen, particularly since there has been weight loss. Early treatment may prevent an unpleasant gastrointestinal adventure. ...Read more

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2 negative FOBTs, no anemia, no weight loss, no family history. Right abdo discomfort, + urination and reduced mainly loose stools for month. Colon ca?

2 negative FOBTs, no anemia, no weight loss, no family history. Right abdo discomfort, + urination and reduced mainly loose stools for month. Colon ca?

Uncertain: Hi. Negative stool guaiac tests do NOT exclude colon cancer! Your risk of that is low, based on what you've told us (age, no family history, guaiac negative), but not zero. The increased urination would not be related to any clone CA issue. Are you overweight? Check for diabetes. Right abdominal pain could be gallstones, liver capsule, etc. What worms is the mebendazole for? Any that go to liver? ...Read more

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Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Does green loose stools associate with giardia? I feel fine and have been losing weight also have stomach pains and stomach growling.

Possible: Any prolonged case of diarrhea or change in bowel habits warrants an exam and possible also testing your stool for infection which would include giardia along with many other infectious causes. I would also mention your weight loss and abdominal pain to your MD when you get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is my daughter underweight? 11y1m old, 165cm tall, 44 kg. V active but v tired-naps often. Quite developed but no menarche. Diarrhea every 2-3/12

Is my daughter underweight? 11y1m old, 165cm tall, 44 kg. V active but v tired-naps often. Quite developed but no menarche. Diarrhea every 2-3/12

Agree with Dr. Lin: While her 27th% BMI is normal, review her growth charts with her doctor to see if there's been a downward trend. If she has chronic diarrhea & fatigue, she needs clinical evaluation labs for anemia, metabolic panel, etc., exams of her stool for infectious organisms, blood, etc., clean-catch urine with culture if + for bacteria & a review of her diet & sleep patterns. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am underweight. I experience gas, diarrhea and bloating often after eating. Could it be celiac?

I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am underweight. I experience gas, diarrhea and bloating often after eating. Could it be celiac?

Possible: There are other reasons for your symptoms including lactose intolerance. Certainly one would consider gluten- intolerance as well.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid (but hyper symptoms) -extremely underweight, lost period 3 months ago -stomach discomfort. No diarrhea but doc thinks celiac? Thoughts?

I'm hypothyroid (but hyper symptoms) -extremely underweight, lost period 3 months ago -stomach discomfort. No diarrhea but doc thinks celiac? Thoughts?

Celiac very possible: Celiac very possible with these symptoms. Thyroid disease, weight loss, and change in cycle are all symptoms. Your doc is right on and will likely recommend you having some blood tests and an endoscopy. ...Read more

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I would like tips for rapid weight loss?

I would like tips for rapid weight loss?

Eat less move more: The best advice for weight loss- that is healthy is to eat less and move more. Eat from a variety of foods including all food groups. Being active helps to increase your metabolism and aid in weight loss. ...Read more

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What apps are good for rapid weight loss?

What apps are good for rapid weight loss?

Several are good: First a caution, rapid weight loss is not as sucessful long term as steady weight loss. So go to your app market on your smart phone and look at the free "wieght loss" apps. "calorie counter" is a good one. If you stay in the free apps, focus on diet and nutrition and avoid extremes you should find several that can suport you as you diet, decrease fast carbs, calories and exercise. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Exercise: Can help firm up the muscles underneath the skin, but the only way to actually get rid of the excess skin is through surgery. ...Read more

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Can a rapid weight loss be attributed to a fast metabolism?

Can a rapid weight loss be attributed to a fast metabolism?

Yes: But the real question is - what is causing the fast metabolism, a thyroid problem? Some sort of other illness? See your doc for unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end loose skin after rapid weight-loss?

What's the best way to end loose skin after rapid weight-loss?

Great for you: Plastic surgery / body contouring is the only solution. ...Read more

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What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

Rapid: Be very careful with rapid weight loss. Why not work on a 2 pound weight loss every month for a year. Do it well and you will loose even more. How about changing your diet rather than take diet pills. ...Read more

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What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

Hard to predict: With decreased food intake, bile can form sludge, and sometimes this can form small stones. These small stones may not cause symptoms, and may go away in time. Theoretically, the risk is higher with very low calorie diets, but it happens with all diets. However, obese people are at higher risk for gallstones. A stone that causes symptoms during a diet may have been present before the diet. ...Read more

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I had rapid weight loss because I changed my diet and exercised. My hair started falling out in june... Thinning all over. When will this stop?

I had rapid weight loss because I changed my diet and exercised. My hair started falling out in june... Thinning all over. When will this stop?

Could be: Need to look into diet changes you made. There could be several reasons and you might have overlooked other causes. You can try stopping or eliminating changes you made to narrow it down to the cause. If this does not work need to do a work up to find the real cause. ...Read more

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Have had constant headaches for about 4 years now. Currently 17. now starting to get them worse, rapid weight loss, sickness, what could be the problem?

Have had constant headaches for about 4 years now. Currently 17. now starting to get them worse, rapid weight loss, sickness, what could be the problem?

See a specialist: The best treatment for a headache is to know what type you have. This a red flag and medical attention is warranted. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Rapid weight loss end of nov and thru dec. 12lb, then only lost 5 more up to march then it's stopped. Since it stopped is it enough to not see a doc?

Rapid weight loss end of nov and thru dec. 12lb, then only lost 5 more up to march then it's stopped. Since it stopped is it enough to not see a doc?

Weight loss: 17lbs? If you can't explain why you lost the weight, and did nothing differently during that time period, I would advise you to see a doctor just as a precaution. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need tips for rapid weight loss?

Hello doctors, I need tips for rapid weight loss?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state.

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? m ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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If I'm underweight and eat weight loss bars what would it do?

If I'm underweight and eat weight loss bars what would it do?

It would confirm...: ...there might something wrong with one's way of thinking. A normal underweight person would not eat weight-loss bars. An exception might be if one is only mildly underweight, and her medical status is better off in a mildly underweight situation, and she uses weight-loss bars to prevent a return to normal weight. By themselves, weight-loss bars often have more fiber but not harmful ingredients. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Weight loss: I put together routines from bodybuilding. Com. They have great articles on circuit training. Now, I have to stress this, abs are made in the kitchen! Eating healthy, high protein, mod carb, mod fat will induce a more rapid weight loss in addition to the circuit training then circuit training alone. Rapid weight loss is always rapidly put back on, so find something u can do longterm. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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