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What can I do for my unexplained weight loss without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my unexplained weight loss without going to a doctor?

See a doctor: Unexplained weight loss can be due to a number of factors: inflammatory disease, infectious diseases, malnutrition, or even serious conditions like cancer. None of these can be treated without a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. Unexplained weight loss is usually not a good thing: get it checked out and soon. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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


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What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

5 pounds: If there has been absolutely no change in your diet, alcohol consumption, medications, or activity level, a greater than 5 lbs of unintentional weight loss is of concern and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go, if I'm having unexplained weight loss. Thank you :)?

What kind of doctor should I go, if I'm having unexplained weight loss. Thank you :)?

Internist: You can start with your internist who can take history, examine you and order appropriate bloodwork as initial work up. ...Read more

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Bowel changes and unexplained weight loss. What kind of doctor should I see?

Bowel changes and unexplained weight loss. What kind of doctor should I see?

First, primary care: Many different conditions can cause bowel changes leading to weight loss. Various diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and small or large intestines can cause nutrient malabsorption, diarrhea and weight loss. I would recommend starting with a primary doctor who can order relevant tests. Then they can refer to a gastroenterologist specialist, as needed, for more extensive testing. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss, and tiredness. Should I be afraid of what doctor might find?

Unexplained weight loss, and tiredness. Should I be afraid of what doctor might find?

Need to find answer : You should be appropriately concerned, but not afraid. Im sure you are afraid of the worst case scenario, but fatigue and weight loss can be caused by many things, most of which are treatable, but you can't be treated til you know what it is, do go find out. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, Bilirubin 2.4 in a 64 y/o man with 6 months of 10 lb unintentional weight loss and vague testicular pain?

Hi Doc, Bilirubin 2.4 in a 64 y/o man with 6 months of 10 lb unintentional weight loss and vague testicular pain?

This is: cause for some concern and the elevated bilirubin level needs to be explained. The testicular pain does not "fit" with the other findings... but (unfortunately) a tumor (pancreas?) should be ruled out. In short a complete evaluation (in person) by his PCP (Primary Care Provider) including complete liver function and probably an abdominal CT scan as a "start") Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

See a doctor: A 1.5 kg weight loss over 3 months does not sound that serious, esp. since you've regained a kg over the past 2 months. It may well be nothing serious but there is no way any doctor here can know without much more information. There are many possible causes of weight loss. Thus, it is reasonable for you to see a good doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss in one week. Delighted but is that ok?

Unexplained weight loss in one week. Delighted but is that ok?

Weight loss: I wouldn't worry too much about short-term weight loss over the course of one week. It really depends on your diet during the week as well as any fluid shifts or water loss. If this trend continues then you should see your dr. Many people will lose a significant amount of weight when it gets hot but this only represents water loss. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Depends on health.: This is a nonspecific finding that can mean several things. It could be cancer, or diabetes, of infection, or something else. Hyperthyroidism can do it. It also can be due to metabolism pills for weight loss. Other symptoms, and findings can point to a cause. It would be wise to see your doctor to find an explanation. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Unintentional Weight Loss (Definition)

Unintentional weight loss is any loss of body mass that was not due to intentional dieting or weight-loss, ...Read more