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Unexplained small-med bruises legs arms. Weakness . Fatigue. Loss of appetite.

Unexplained small-med bruises legs arms. Weakness . Fatigue. Loss of appetite.

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. Bruises are actually areas of bleeding into soft tissues. Multiple bruises on your arms and legs without injury suggest you are spontaneously bleeding for some reason. You should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...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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Does thermage tightening loose saagy skin on thighs resulting frm weight loss? AGE 23. Any side effects?

Does thermage tightening loose saagy skin on thighs resulting frm weight loss? AGE 23. Any side effects?

It can, however: the effect may be limited. There are side effects, primarily pain if there is not good premedication and topical anesthesia. Any RF system should include an infrared camera that the operator can check the temperature of the skin to make sure that it is not high enough to burn the skin. Ask the provider how s/he will prevent against burning and to show you B/A photos of someone with same problem ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever. This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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Can running increase leg muscle or just lose weight and fat on it?

Can running increase leg muscle or just lose weight and fat on it?

Yes,no,yes:-: Leg muscles will increase. Fat will be lost; weight may not be lost, as muscles of the same mass as the fat, will weigh more than the fat. Overall fat may be lost from the body as you continue to exercise. ...Read more

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Do stool softeners cause weight loss or weight gain while on them?

Do stool softeners cause weight loss or weight gain while on them?

No if used correctly: Stool softeners, such as docusate sodium or mineral oil, are intended for short term, periodic use. They are not recommended for use more than 1 week. They generally cause a bowel movement within 12-72 hours. Long term use is not recommended as it may mask signs of a more serious gastrointestinal symptom. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavy weight loss ?

How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavy weight loss ?

Loose arms MWL: The mainstay of arm tightening after massive weight loss is a brachioplasty or arm lift. This involves excision of the excess skin along the upper arm and axilla. This is a relatively easy procedure but the scarring often takes a little longer to mature than other body contouring sites. It may take 18-24 months. ...Read more

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Continous weight loss and bones hurting in legs?

Continous weight loss and bones hurting in legs?

unexplained weight : Loss and accompanying bone pain can be from a toxic situation in the body or can be from some cancer growing or some other chronic medical condition that is taking its toll on you. You need an extensive medical workup as soon as possible. Please see your dr. ...Read more

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What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

Bloodwork: It would be good to get a complete bloodwork and a workup by your physician. There are many reasons for your symptoms, it's too complicated for a brief paragraph. Get it checked out ...Read more

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Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

See your PCP ASAP!: Too little info to go on,Many unanswered questions here? Given the variety of symptoms paired with loss of appetite, lethargy and weakness an urgent visit to your primary care doc is definitely in order. A detailed history & Physical exam including weight loss h/o over a certain period of time, labs, and possibly an MRI if deemed necessary by physical exam would not be out of the question. ...Read more

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Pitting edema in legs, high BP, weight gain no change with diet, excessively tired, easily bruised/bleed, and lethargy. Help?

Pitting edema in legs, high BP, weight gain no change with diet, excessively tired, easily bruised/bleed, and lethargy. Help?

Internal medicine: Certain systemic (internal) disease states could account for the constellation of signs and symptoms described in this question. These include but not limited to nephrotic range proteinuria involving the kidneys, congestive heart failure, hepatic (liver) compensation, and thyroid disease. Consult your doctor as early diagnosis and treatment could improve the prognosis. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight lost( 10 to 15 pounds) i range from 180 to 165. Raised rash on legs?

Unexplained weight lost( 10 to 15 pounds) i range from 180 to 165.  Raised rash on legs?

Weight loss: If you've lost weight despite a good appetite, get checked for diabetes or an overactive thyroid. The rash is nondiagnostic and a dermatologist is best to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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I need some tips on losing weight on lower body?

I need some tips on losing weight on lower body?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ls lower body fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Tone thighs w plie, squat. ...Read more

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Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

OK .....: I presume you have given us a list of symptoms & I'll insert some commas! Hearing about itchy skin, muscle loss & weight loss all make me think of potential liver disease. It's possible the liver or gall bladder would be involved with right sided pain after eating. In any event, this requires physician evaluation to carefully sort through these multiple symptoms. Make an appointment today! ...Read more

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30lb weight loss. Will my skin shrink?

30lb weight loss. Will my skin shrink?

Not exactly: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to exercise or thermage; while larger amounts of weight lost, esp at rapid rate and high skin laxity might require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction.What could these sympt

Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction.What could these sympt

Many possibilities: This is much too complex for an online reply. Many possibilities and maybe more than one problem. Cushing's disease (excess cortisone production). Treatment with steroids, e.g. prednisone. Side effects of other drugs, e.g. antiretroviral drugs if you have HIV. Underactive thyroid gland. Others. Presumably you're seeing a doctor; keep working with her. Maybe endocrinology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks ?

Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks ?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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40 male. Pain/tingling/sensitive hands-vomit no nausea-swollen hands,feet,ankles,legs-pain hip,knee,jaw-muscle wasting,unintentional 50lb weight loss.

40 male. Pain/tingling/sensitive hands-vomit no nausea-swollen hands,feet,ankles,legs-pain hip,knee,jaw-muscle wasting,unintentional 50lb weight loss.

New diagnosis: You have systemic symptoms, and so you need an evaluation so the appropriate blood test and imaging can be done to help finalize the diagnosis. The weight-loss is of concern, and maybe a clue to your entire syndrome. Your physician will clarify ...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

Dr. George Klauber
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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. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more