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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I have a swollen lymph node in the armpit. Does it indicate any health issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen lymph node in the armpit with very little pain. I have been experiencing fatigue and weight loss for the last few weeks. I have gone through some routine laboratory tests and found that some test results are out of the normal range. Iron profile: iron 153 mcg/dL, UIBC 96...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Serum iron is a bit on the high normal side and TIBC (total iron-binding capacity) and UIBC (unsaturated iron-binding capacity) is on the lower side. The rest of the reports are fine. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is normal, so it makes the possibility of chro...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and was on treatment for the same. What should I do to conceive at the earliest?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had PCOS since 12 years of age. I am 30 now and about to get married. I reduced my weight from 102 kg to 86 now. This helped me get periods on time with no medication, only Metformin at night. My scans now show no cysts. The doctor prescribed me an LH test on the second day of my pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are 30 years old and about to get married with a history of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) from an early age. You are on Metformin and have managed to reduce weight to 86 kg and get regular periods. Your recent ultrasound was normal and your LH (l...  Read Full »

I lost 9 kg in 50 days and have mild abdominal pain. What is causing this unintentional weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started eating less food and am stressed from work. Within 50 days, I lost nine kilograms. Now I have mild abdominal pain and pain near my left hip sometimes. It feels like something crawling and sometimes mild pain. I am trying to eat more, but my weight has not improved. I burp...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Having burping, stomach pain, and sounds from the abdomen suggest problems with your bowels affecting digestion. I suggest you do a few laboratory tests to determine the right diagnosis. Abdominal ultrasound. F...  Read Full »

What are the medications for weight loss due to hypothyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, My 78 years old mother is losing weight, and she got her thyroid test done. The report showed serum free T3: 1.97 pg/ml, serum free T4: 0.34 mg/dl, serum TSH (ultrasensitive): 58.97 uIU/ml. May I request you to please advise the future course of action and medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your mother and from what you have mentioned it appears that your mother has hypothyroidism. I suggest that you ask her to take tablet Thyronorm 25 mcg once daily early in the morning on waking up and then to avoid eating anything for the...  Read Full »

Can my 19-year-old son eat sugary and high-calorie food after a sleeve gastrectomy operation?

Query: Hello doctor, My 19-year-old son had a sleeve gastrectomy operation as he was overweight (he was over 110 kilograms) a few months before. His current weight is 85 kilograms, and according to his doctor, he must lose around eight more kilograms to be in the normal range. My son follows a strict diet...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your son may need to restrict the intake of such high sugary and high-calorie foods throughout his life. This does not mean that he will not eat these types of food anymore, but he will have to take them in small ...  Read Full »

What causes unexplained weight and muscle loss in a 60-year-old woman with no history or signs of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, A 60-year-old female with no prior history of cancer has unexplained weight loss, muscle loss, and gas bloating. Her lab work was run, with CA 19-9 elevated at 55 U/mL, beta-hCG is 9.25 at mlU/ml. MRI and CT did not show any masses anywhere; the ultrasound of the pelvis and ovary shows...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) scans show no masses, it seems unlikely to be pancreatic or ovarian cancer. These markers are significantly raised in cancer in thousands. Mild raise could be inflammatory or non-significant. I suggest ...  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. I 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, dyspnea, shortness of breath due to low hemoglobin, bruising and bleeding due to low pla...  Read Full »

Can losing weight help keep my blood sugar in control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old and I weigh 100 kg with a height of 168 cm. I am a pre-diabetic. I m taking Metformin these days. If I lose like say 25 kg then can I stop taking medicines and control my blood sugar normally? Can this diabetes be cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Changing your lifestyle by regular exercise like walking at least half an hour every day and weight loss of say 30 Kg can help regulate your blood sugar levels. Also, you should follow a healthy diet by avoiding complex sugar and decrease carbohydrates consumption, ...  Read Full »

I have sore throat and weight loss. Do I need to test again for STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a test for STD and the results came negative for all tests. I received an oral sex from a spa therapist eight weeks ago. I tested for STD at six weeks. But I have a sore throat for one month and there is weight loss. Today I could see tiny rashes on my genitals. I tested again fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Receiving unprotected oral sex though much less of a risk as compared to unprotected vaginal or anal sex, is still not entirely safe. There is a possibility...  Read Full »

Please advise medications for decreased appetite and increased calprotectin in IBS.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 22 years old. One and a half years back, he had IBS and piles with loss of weight. CT showed enlarged lymph nodes in the intestine. Neddle biopsy of the same was found to be reactive. However, last year, weight is not improved but reduced (62 to 57 kg). Appetite fluctuates w...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your son's medical history and would like to advise the following. If the diagnosis is already made of IBS and nothing else, then we need to see this as a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Weight loss in spite of eating well could be of some conce...  Read Full »

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