Health

Ask health experts and get answers to your health question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My husband is a 44 year old from Portugal. He works in

My husband is a 44...
My husband is a 44 year old from Portugal. He works in construction so his work week is 6 days with physical labor.His diet is lean, always eating meats and rice. He drinks a glass of wine every night. He doesn’t drink much water.His skin is always itchy. He is always flatulent in the morning yet doesn’t have regular bowel movements. What concerns me the most is that he is losing weight.About 5 months ago we went to the dr for blood work for this and nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I️ hit send prematurely. I am concerned because he is concerned that his weight continues to drop. He is now down to 125 pounds. He is almost 6 feet tall.I am encouraging him to go to the dr, but what should I️ be telling the dr to look for? Weight loss usually indicates cancer but his blood work came back normal; however I️ don’t know if that’s what they were looking for.He did mention that he once had a parasite as a child. Is this something that could come back?Any information would be appreciated. I’m at a loss here and I’m not sure what to say to convince him to go back to the dr.Regards
Answered in 6 minutes by:
11/22/2017
Dr Uzaer
Dr Uzaer, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,360
Experience: MBBS, FCPS (R) and 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Verified

Hello, my name is***** and I shall be assisting you today. I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Health Question

Weight loss does not always indicate cancer. Drastic weight loss of more than 20 lbs in a month without changing diet or activity can indicate cancer but still does not mean it is cancer.

With cancer there are other symptoms like evening fever, lethargy, loss of appetite and a cachexic look.

Being afraid that the doctor might detect cancer and not seeking medical attention is something I would advise against. This could be malabsorption, parasites, chronic infections like tuberculosis or sarcoidosis, bad diet, stress etc. So many causes come to mind before cancer even hits the list. Having normal labs just six months back further rules cancer out.

My suggestion is to go and see the doctor, have a detailed review and then go from there.

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!

Dr Uzaer
Dr Uzaer, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,360
Experience: MBBS, FCPS (R) and 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Verified
Dr Uzaer and 87 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you Dr. He does not have any of those other symptoms. He is very stressed but does not have any symptoms of sarcoidosis or tuberculosis.
Malabsorption or a parasite seem to come up more often.I️ will continue to encourage him to go to the dr. We have a toddler and are recently married so this is very important to get him there.Thank you for your comments. You’ve been very helpful!!

I am so glad I could help.

Take good care.

Ask Your Own Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr Uzaer Your Own Question
Dr Uzaer
Dr Uzaer
Dr Uzaer, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,360
10,360 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS, FCPS (R) and 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine

Dr Uzaer is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,096 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,857 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,249 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,253 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta

Doctor (MD)

5,053 satisfied customers

Vastly experienced MD Physician with 19 years of experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
My 19 year old son had an appendectomy in june. He had a
Hello, my 19 year old son had an appendectomy in june. He had a subsequent infection in the surgical site that was not cultured but was given antibiotics and it cleared up. He never felt totally well,… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
963 satisfied customers
Second opinion] Is it dangerous for a 72 year old man to
Second opinion] Is it dangerous for a 72 year old man to continue taking Xanax 4 doses totaling 1 mg in a day as he has for one year and before that, since 1992, he was taking .5 mg.… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
963 satisfied customers
My husband suffered a severe calf cramp last night. He
My husband suffered a severe calf cramp last night. He jumped out of bed very quickly and stretched it out (although it is still slightly sore) but my big concern is that after that, he walked over to… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
481 satisfied customers
My son, age 29, has been very tired and not feeling
My son, age 29, has been very tired and not feeling particularly well - got married 2 weeks ago and normally would have recovered by now. He tends to have this response from too much sugar. The issue … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,525 satisfied customers
LOOKING FOR A NUTRITIONISTS: I have a 26 year old son who is
LOOKING FOR A NUTRITIONISTS: I have a 26 year old son who is over weight he is 5'10" and weighs 243. He wants to know what kind of foods could help him loose weight. Would you have a meal plan for him… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,771 satisfied customers
I'm 43 y.o. male, good health, attitude, abilities, 6 feet
I'm 43 y.o. male, good health, attitude, abilities, 6 feet tall, 270 pounds, 44 inch waistline (still about 30 pounds overweight – recently lost 14 pounds), no drugs/cigarette smoke/heart problems. I'… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,771 satisfied customers
I have been reading this webpage - - I usually drink French
Hello, I have been reading this webpage - http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/drink-recipes/how-much-is-enough-red-wine-239014 - I usually drink French branded red wine in my local bar and last… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,857 satisfied customers
My son's eyes look blood shot with some yellow when he pulls
My son's eyes look blood shot with some yellow when he pulls the eye lids down. He says he feels fine but the whites are not white like they use to be. he did say he was using Visine for months 2 time… read more
Dr. German
Dr. German
Self- Employed
Doctoral Degree
3,328 satisfied customers
My husband had his annual check up and his triglycerides are
hello, my husband had his annual check up and his triglycerides are very high (711) with the first result. his doctor recommended to get another test done. the second test was even higher (1000). he i… read more
Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN
Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN
Master\u0027s Degree
878 satisfied customers
My husband is 36 over-weight and suffers from -Polar which
My husband is 36 over-weight and suffers from Bi-Polar which he is taking Lamactil for.He has suffered some coughing up of blood in the last few weeks as well as ulcer-like symptoms. This evening he t… read more
Macy RN
Macy RN
Registered Nurse
Associate Degree
806 satisfied customers
My husband had Whipple surgery 6 mos ago for a low grade
My husband had Whipple surgery 6 mos ago for a low grade cancerous polyp. He is completely clear of cancer but cannot gain any of the weight back due to the constant bowel movements. He''s eating high… read more
Dr PG (M.D.)
Dr PG (M.D.)
Post-Doctoral Degree
873 satisfied customers
After eating any type of season foods,my husband claim it
after eating any type of season foods,my husband claim it knocks him out ! he says the seasoning make him sleep.i'm very concern about this.i've cut back on the seasoning--i even take his food out som… read more
Deborah
Deborah
Nurse Practitioner
1,896 satisfied customers
My husband age 44 has normal blood presure 112/63 but his
My husband age 44 has normal blood presure 112/63 but his heart rate is 115 at rest. He complains allot about being tired all the time and have problem sleeping. He weight 245 lb and his high is 6 Fee… read more
Doctor Nash
Doctor Nash
President Emeritus
Doctoral Degree
472 satisfied customers
In feb of 2000 my 44 yr old husband had a complete physical.
In feb of 2000 my 44 yr old husband had a complete physical. Everything was fine. In april 2000 both ankles began to bother him. within a few months both knees started with the same pain. By 2001 the … read more
Virginia
Virginia
Psychiatric NP
Doctoral Degree
54 satisfied customers
My brother is 41 yrs. old. He is a non smoker. About 6
My brother is 41 yrs. old. He is a non smoker. About 6 months ago, he went to the dr. for a pain in his lower right side, this was his 1st dr visit in 12 yrs., except an er visit in dec 05 for fever, … read more
Dr. German
Dr. German
Self- Employed
Doctoral Degree
3,328 satisfied customers
My husband has suddely been losing weight with no effort and
my husband has suddely been losing weight with no effort and has also been complaining of excessive thirst and constipation what can be know causes?… read more
P. Law
P. Law
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
12 satisfied customers
Ever sine he started eating solid foods he has been sick. A
Ever sine he started eating solid foods he has been sick. A cold, an ear infection, eczema, rashes, the stomach flu and now he doesn't want to eat or drink anything. He is almost a year so this has be… read more
Dr. Gupta
Dr. Gupta
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,053 satisfied customers
My 3 year old son has diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite,
My 3 year old son has diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, he will not drink, eat, all he wants to do is sleep; he is lethargic, and always appear very tired and sometimes his eyes roll back in his h… read more
Julie
Julie
piano teacher and mother
Bachelor Degree
86 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x