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Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is not good
It is not good to have unexplained weight loss.
It indicates serious medical or psychiatric illness. It is not necessary to be caused by cancers. Conditions that can explain- hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, other endocrine problems, i.e.Adrenal insuficiency, malignancy, chrohn's disease, mesentary artery syndrome, hiv, advanced cardiac, pulmonary, kidney disease, depression, drugs.See your md.

In brief: It is not good
It is not good to have unexplained weight loss.
It indicates serious medical or psychiatric illness. It is not necessary to be caused by cancers. Conditions that can explain- hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, other endocrine problems, i.e.Adrenal insuficiency, malignancy, chrohn's disease, mesentary artery syndrome, hiv, advanced cardiac, pulmonary, kidney disease, depression, drugs.See your md.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk with your doc
Yes, there are many causes of weight loss including hormones like too much thyroid.
Badly controlled diabetes is another. Some reasons - like cancer - are more serious. Please talk with your doc about why you or someone you know is losing weight. Great question!

In brief: Talk with your doc
Yes, there are many causes of weight loss including hormones like too much thyroid.
Badly controlled diabetes is another. Some reasons - like cancer - are more serious. Please talk with your doc about why you or someone you know is losing weight. Great question!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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