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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Why do I have weight loss, memory problems, and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. My issues are weight loss, memory loss, and body pain. I had medication for depression for two years. My vitamin D3 level is 34. Currently, I am taking Ashwagandhadi, Liv-on, and Amlapitta. I had taken medication for two years for depression.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D3 levels should be between 20 to 50 ng/mL. A 34 ng/mL level of vitamin D is normal and is ruling out vitamin D deficiency. If the weight loss is of short duration, it may be due to thyroiditis or some acute infection. If the weight loss is of longer duratio...  Read Full »

Can diabetes cause sudden weight loss in a healthy person?

Query: Hi doctor,My younger brother, of age 37-year, for the past few weeks, was observing weight loss and dullness of skin color. So today, he went for a blood test (fasting sugar, PP, CBC, RFT, LFT, TSH, and lipid profile). There is no complaint about health issues. His report is attached for your kind r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. His blood sugars, thyroid profile, and triglycerides are deranged. The rest of the report is fine (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). His symptoms are related to elevated blood sugar. He needs to be started on medications for sugar urgently. How...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the physical changes seen in the acute transformation of myelodysplastic disorder.

Query: Hi doctor,An elderly family member was diagnosed with overlap myeloproliferative or myelodysplastic disorder two years back. He is being treated by a hematologist who arranges regular blood tests and he is said to be "hematological stable". However, I understand that there can be an acute transforma...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well in the pandemic. The acute transformation has clinical signs and symptoms of acute leukemia, such as recurring fever not responding to antibiotics, pallor, dyspnoea, shortness of breath due to low hemoglobin, bruising and bleeding...  Read Full »

Is spotting for five without periods normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I suffer from irregular periods. I have been spotting daily for the past five months without proper periods. I lost some weight because of this. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like a hormonal imbalance which is common in young girls. But before I prescribe the required medication, it is important to know a few more things. So, kindly answer me the following; 1) Are there any chances of pregnancy? If ye...  Read Full »

Does low TSH with normal T3 show subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who weighs 71 kg and I am 6.3 feet tall. My TSH was 0.35, and six months later it is 0.73. T3 is 4.9 and T4 is 14.4, which is steady and normal. As I understand it, with low TSH and normal T3 and T4, I am subclinical hyperthyroid, right? My symptoms are anxiety, sweating, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right about that, you have subclinical hyperthyroidism. Your symptoms of anxiety, weight loss, and sweating are because of it. You have not mentioned whether you have any thyroid gland swelling. If so, then it is important to have an ultrasound of the thy...  Read Full »

My HIV RNA early detection detection and fourth-generation tests are negative. Is it conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with a girl, and after two weeks, I had anxiety, light sore throat, and weakness. I took an HIV RNA early detection test on day 15 from possible exposure and on day 25, the fourth generation antigen-antibody combo test, and both were non-detected and non-reactive. Are...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tests are almost conclusive, provided there is no further risk exposure. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests coming positive later are almost nil. It would be better to go for an HIV antibodies test after three months of exposure to be reliev...  Read Full »

I have a fever, appetite loss, weight loss, bloating, dark urine, and pelvic aches. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with an unidentified illness for more than two months. Fever, fatigue, severe bloating, vomiting, loss of appetite, noticeable weight loss, frequent urination, dark urine, constant pelvic aches, vaginal discharge, and foul smell in the genitals are my symptoms. I di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. You might have UTI (urinary tract infection) as dark-colored urine is seen mainly in a urinary tract infection. Chances of infection are high in your case as you have vaginal discharge and weight loss. So, I s...  Read Full »

Can an abdominal CT detect all my abdominal abnormalities?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. My height is 170 cm, and my weight is 56 kg. I have the following symptoms related to my abdomen; Burning sensation in the right abdomen for last three years. Weight loss of about 5% every year for the past five years. Diarrhea after eating spicy food, milk, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I did not find a complete CT scan (computed tomography) report, but I assume that your reports are normal. It seems you search a lot on the internet to understand your issues. Kindly remember that it causes more confusion and more question than answers. CT sca...  Read Full »

Is it normal to hear knee clicking in 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 6-years-old. His height is 46 inches, and his weight is 20 kg. He is becoming thin for the last two years despite eating well. Over the previous six months, he has had clicking sounds from his knees during any knee movement. I have seen such knee clicks in people above 60 years ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your questions in detail. The first thing that you are concerned about is the clicking sound at the knee joint. Clicking sound usually comes from the air bubbles in the joint. The clicking sound is usually normal, but if there is pain durin...  Read Full »

What is the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker. I recently had one and that came back as 43 (per laboratory should have been under 34). I do not have cancer and I am wondering what else could cause this elevation? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CA 19-9 (cancer antigen) is a tumor marker, but it can be elevated in healthy individual. It can be elevated in benign conditions like pancreatitis, cirrhosis, thyroid disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It can be elevated in various gastrointe...  Read Full »

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