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Weight Loss

Weight loss refers to the reduction of your total body mass, which can be either intentional or unintentional. Unintentional weight loss can be due to any underlying health condition like muscle atrophy, malnutrition, cancer, etc. Intentional weight loss is called slimming.

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My 6-year old daughter is suffering from abdominal cramps, abnormal bowel movements, and weight loss from one month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I found it online while researching so I am trying my luck here. I have been living in another country along with my six-year-old daughter. She has been having stomach issues for more than a month now. It started with stomach cramps and not pain where the cramps would last for a few se...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Her history of pain is long and there is also weight loss. Have you done an ultrasonogram? Also one must keep in mind about malabsorption syndrome. How are her activities? Is there any thyroid issue? Is there any fami...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old man and have been experiencing GI problems. Is it due to gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old man and have been experiencing GI problems. I have been facing for the last two months or so. I have experienced loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, constipation, alternating diarrhea, dark urine, and yellowish-colored stools that are often smelly and greasy. This le...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, symptoms can be caused by stones. It can cause pain in two ways, one is infection, and the second is obstruction. We are not concerned about bigger stones, and smaller stones can pass from gall bladder and get impacted in common bile duc...  Read Full »

I am not able to lose weight with diet and exercise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a diet for almost a month now, but I feel that this diet does not work for me. There is no weight loss, even though I workout at the gym daily. There is no overall improvement in my body. Please help me in finding the correct weight loss diet for me.   Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I know it can be frustrating and demotivating, to not see any positive results after putting in so much efforts. However, there are a few things you can consider if your diet and workout routine are not working for yo...  Read Full »

M y blood test shows high bilirubin and low uric acid levels. I also have weight loss. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with antral gastritis after taking painkillers. After that, I followed a diet and lost 13 kg of weight. I also took some home remedies for gastritis and recovered within a few months. My blood test shows high bilirubin and low uric acid. The other results were normal. B...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like you have the acid peptic disease with elevated liver function test. I would suggest you do the following. If you are an alcoholic, kindly stop the same. I strongly recommend you go for an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy again and if any suspic...  Read Full »

I get gas and start burping and farting on eating something. I also lost a lot of weight. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, When I eat something, I get gas and start burping and farting, which leads to annoyance in the lower stomach. I just lost a lot of weight. I bulked up from 150 lbs to 201 lbs, and now I have cut down to 173, and when I was bulking, I never had this problem. I have had this problem for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history in detail. Weight loss is never considered normal, and I hope, as you mentioned, you have investigated this and there was nothing remarkable on your blood reports. One possibility of your symptoms could be Dysbiosis (abnormal load to ...  Read Full »

I have abnormal bilirubin and uric acid levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, I was diagnosed with antral gastritis after taking painkillers for my tooth pain. I lost 28.66 Ibs weight (from 163.14 to 134.48 Ibs) and felt more anemic because I followed a diet that avoided milk, non-vegetarian dishes, chilies, citrus fruits, etc. I also took some h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports and it is suggestive of gastritis only. Due to that, your food is not getting digested properly. When food is not digested it leads to an elevation in bilirubin. I would suggest you take syrup Hepamerz (L Orn...  Read Full »

Do red spots on the penis and swollen lymph nodes mean HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse last month, and I recently noticed small red spots on the head of my penis. I applied an over-the-counter antifungal cream and had some relief. I checked my weight and noticed that I had lost four kilograms. My weight went down from 171.96 lbs to 163.62 Lb...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission by unprotected intercourse once are very low. And if the other person is HIV-negative, there is no chance of transmission. I suggest you undergo an HIV antib...  Read Full »

I have irregular bleeding after using birth control pills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I am on birth control pills (Femilon) for the past three months. In the first month, bleeding started on the third pill-free day, and that time I bled on the first and second day. The bleeding was less, and I used only one pad that was not filled. From the t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very common to have less bleeding during the use of birth control pills. Just continue the pills, and there is no such long-term health risk. It is also healthier as it helps to prevent anemia.   Read Full »

I have hair thinning after I lost a lot of weight. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I started gym to lose weight. After 10 months I lost around 26.46 Ibs and after 6 months into the gym, my hair started shedding vigorously. Also, I had a lot of dandruff. After 10 months I took some diet pills to lose the last few pounds. I also underwent a stre...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydip Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are suffering from androgenic alopecia and telogen effluvium. Hair loss from telogen effluvium will stop and regrow within six months (average time) but androgenic alopecia requires treatment with Minoxidil 2 % ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of uterine cysts or fibroids?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a hip arthroscopy due to a labral tear and had a repair and chondroplasty. I have been experiencing deep right pelvic pain, low back pain, and leg pain of a non-dermatomal pattern for over a year. Since surgery, the hip has improved, but I still have other pain. I have al...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You need to have an overall workup for your generalized and localized body health. Have a complete check of all medical issues and take regular and complete treatment accordingly. Your surgery actually included nerves as ...  Read Full »

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