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Sudden unexplained weight loss

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sudden unexplained weight loss
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

thanks for this question

How old are you?

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
my mum is 60 yrs old
she has
rheumatoid arthritis
osteo arthritis
thyroid issues
58% kidneys egfr
blood pressure problems
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
also spinal stenosis and spinal decompression
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Well, the first concern is cancer

She needs to make sure her cancer screening is up to date.

That is mammograms, colon checks, etc.

If this is all normal I would check for myeloma with blood work and do a CAT scan of the belly/pelvis

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
she is about to be investigated for haecomrotosis..a liver disease...
she looks v pale
she looks white as a sheet and very washed out
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

she needs blood tests for anemia then

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
she has chronic anaemia...but the concern is she vomits occasionally as green colour and is loosing weight unintenionally
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

She needs a CAT scan of the chest/abdomen and pelvis and a scope into the stomach

also gall bladder scan

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
what do u think is her main reason for sudden unintentional weight loss
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

I think it is probably cancer. I'm sorry to say

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
despite all her problems she has that ive told you still think it could be cancer
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Yes, I do.

It could be anything though.

I'm not set on that

she needs a full workup on this

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

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