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I have lost a lot of weight in last six weeks; have no energy;

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I have lost a lot of weight in last six weeks; have no energy; sleep a lot; some gas;not much of an appetite. BP normal. No fever; blood count and urine analysis are normal. Am concerned about no energy and not much appetite. And wanting to sleep a lot.

Dr. Cameron :

hello

Dr. Cameron :

welcome to the chat

Dr. Cameron :

have you had any labs done recently?

Dr. Cameron :

thyroid disease?

Customer:

Hello

Dr. Cameron :

what labs did you have done?

Customer:

Blood profile. Urine Analysis -- normal. Have never been diagnosed for thyroid disease.

Dr. Cameron :

Well, I assume that you did not mean to lose this weight, correct?

Customer:

Correct. After the removal of my gall bladder a year ago (and I had no normal gall bladder),

Dr. Cameron :

Well, there are alot of things which can cause weight loss- most often is it is stress and not eating. But there are other causes such as hormonal imbalances (high thyroid) or things such as malignancies (leukemia).

Customer:

I weighed about 128. Gradually lost additional weight over about 8 months and stabilized

Dr. Cameron :

So, you should get tested for thyroid disease, get a chest xray and possibly an abdominal CT if those turn up negative

Customer:

at 122. In last 45 days I have lost 6 more pounds and now weigh 116.

Dr. Cameron :

yeah, you need to contact your doctor about this

Dr. Cameron :

get the thyroid test, repeat your labs, and chest xray to start

Customer:

Thanks!

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