Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
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?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
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!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
649848 tn?1484935765
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?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
649848 tn?1484935765
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
Jun 26
1383908 tn?1457405328
Blank
Sheaby commented on KeeLolo's status
Jun 26
649848 tn?1484935765
Blank
Barb135 commented on Barb135's status
Jun 24
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848 tn?1484935765
Blank
FL
Avatar universal
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Weight Loss & Dieting Community Resources