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My female friend has COPD, for weeks she has been losing lots

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My female friend has COPD, for weeks she has been losing lots of weight and now she has lots of bruises ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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HI I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

colin

Dr. Phil, MD :

HI Colin

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nice to meet you

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how much weight?

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hello?

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you there colin?

Customer:

sorry problem, three or four pounds a month ? doctor has taken blood samples

Dr. Phil, MD :

any xrays done?

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lung xrays?

Customer:

not yet, they have mentioned it

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay with lung disease and weight loss, the main concern is lung cancer

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i would absolutely recommend some xrays at least

Customer:

not ?as far as i know

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Customer:

thankyou so much, would this explain the bruising that as started over the last few weeks ? i think

Dr. Phil, MD :

this could be from a variety of things

Dr. Phil, MD :

but usually what causes this is the weight loss itself

Dr. Phil, MD :

when one loses weight, they lose fat under the skin

Dr. Phil, MD :

the skin becomes friable and one easily bruises

Customer:

would this be a disease were you do not have long to live ?

Dr. Phil, MD :

if it were lung cancer, then usually the prognosis is poor

Customer:

i dont know what to say, will she have more answers

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes she will

Dr. Phil, MD :

get some xrays done first

Dr. Phil, MD :

that is a start

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay Colin

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then go from there

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thankyou goodnight

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you're welcome

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yes no problem, how i am an old fogie

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thanks

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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