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My dad is weak and losing weight and can't figure out why,

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My dad is weak and losing weight and can't figure out why
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Loss of appetite weakness insomnia decreased weight
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Diabetes heart attack
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: So weak he has to use cane and he barely speaks and when he does it is very low. He fell the other day

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

I am Dr.N and I am pleased to assist you.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I don't want to call

How much weight has he lost?
How old is he?
What tests done so far?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
65 lbs this yr but losing rapidly now he is 78 cbc with different metabolic panel and some other stuff. It's at my moms house

Just 65 lbs?
How much was he before?
Any test report abnormal?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Checkin kidneys diabetes checking heart potassium and such
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
The tryglycerides and blood sugar were most elevated to worry bout

How much was he weighing before?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
280

That is significant loss

Was endoscopy done?

Was CT scan of the abdomen done?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Now he is about 210
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He also has bladder problems with enlarged prostate

In the earlier post you have mentioned 65 lbs

280 to 210 is still a significant loss of weight

Was endoscopy done?

Was CT scan of the abdomen done?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I don't think CT of abdomen. Ultra sound yes endoscope not lately
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
65 70

When was endoscopy done?

What is 65 70?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Maybe yr ago

From when did he start losing weight?

What was the last endoscopy report?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
65 to 70 lbs lost

ok

From when did he start losing weight?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Mainly within the past 6 months

ok

What was the last endoscopy report?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Gastritis

ok

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No call

With rapid loss of weight over past few months along with loss of appetite, I suspect malignancy in the abdomen.

I suspect either a stomach malignancy or pancreatic malignancy.

A repeat endoscopy and a CT scan of the abdomen may be done

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
should see gastrologist
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Would that make him weak in the legs and flulike

Yes, you need to consult a gastroenterologist

Yes it will cause generalized weakness

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank u endoscopy and colonoscopy CT of abdomen?

EGD ( upper endoscopy) and CT scan of the abdomen

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank u

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Wish I could send pic of his arm he fell

Is it swollen?
Painful?

Yes send a picture

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
How

Click a picture and upload it by clicking on the paper clip icon above

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I don't see paperclip
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
The picture is there it is swollen just the area hurts that is open
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
My dad won't complain even if he is hurting
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Please answer
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Great ugh

Sorry internet connectivity problem

You father has sustained serious injury in his arm.

Possibility of fracture is there.

X ray has to be taken.

His wound has to be cleaned

For pain relief give him tylenol every 6 hours

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