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continuous fever and weight loss

my mother is suffering from unknown problem of weight loss and continuous fever. we have conducted all kinds of tests but no problem is detected. She has become very week and she get fever every time she do some straining work or travel. we are feeling very helpless. lately her stomach has started to swollen up. kindly help.
if you need i can also send you her scanned reports and other papers.
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just curious, i am no doctor or anything...has she been checked for cancer?  not to try to scare you but a lot of cancer symptoms include both of these two occurences
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Unintentional and unexplained weight loss is definitely not good. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either your mother does not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc. Poor absorption as in irritable bowel syndromes and malabsorption syndromes too is possible. Malabsorption syndromes are seen in intestinal tuberculosis, HIV, tropical sprue, parasites in stool and Whipple’s Disease. Diabetes too can be the cause. Most of these conditions also cause fever.
I understand that your mother has undergone extensive investigations. Please go through this list and see if anything was missed. Discuss this list with her treating doctor. Take care!
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