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Unintentional weight loss, very worried it's cancer!!
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Unintentional weight loss, very worried it's cancer!!

In the last 9 months, I have lost 10lbs without trying.  Since realizing the weight loss a month ago, I have been eating everything under the sun but have not gained weight, maintaining at 93lbs for my 5"1" frame.  I am in my mid-thirties.  My thyroid and labs for Celiacs are normal.  Other than cancer and celiacs, what are some other causes for not being able to gain weight.  I am scared beyond belief that I have colon cancer since there is a family hx with my mother.

I have both an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy scheduled next week- and feel extremely anxious for the results.  Hoping to hear other peoples thoughts here.  I have also never been under sedation and worry about that since I have low blood pressure.  They use profonol.  Please if anyone could offer any input, I would greatly appreciate it!  Thanks!
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Hi,
Colon cancer cannot be suspected only on the basis of weight loss, because this can be because of celiac disease also. Considering your family history a colonoscopy and a directed biopsy will help find out if there is any cancer. For stress management you can seek counselling and try meditation which will help a lot. Avoid sedatives as far as possible.
Take care.
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