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Unintentional weight loss

Hello, im a 37/m 6ft tall. Back in November of 2010 I weighed around 193lbs. Last time I check I was around 166lbs. I've been trying to eat more but I don't think I'm gaining any weight. Ive been to the doctor about my concerns, they did some blood tests (Complete blood count with differential, complete metabolic panel, thyroid). Did a physical examine, including a rectal examine and didn't find any problems. Still I'm not covinced there isn't something wrong with me.  Should I be concerned? Is there any other tests they could do?
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Did you give a stool sample? It could be a tapeworm or another parasite, they eat all your food and still be symptomless.
Good luck!
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649848 tn?1424570775
First things that come to my mind are hyperthyroidism and diabetes.  Many times blood tests come back in a "normal" range, but there can still be symptoms.

Have you changed the types of foods you eat, or been getting more physical exercise?  Lots of stress?
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I don't believe it's diabetes or a tapeworm, it might be nothing. My diet did change a lot last year, i was working out a lot and eating low fat. And then this year I was dealing with a lot of stress.
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649848 tn?1424570775
If you drastically changed your diet or worked out more, that could account for the weight loss. Being under a lot of stress could keep you from gaining weight back.

Otherwise, it might not be a bad idea to get your thyroid checked out anyway.
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