Loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss if i am not forcing myself to eat.
Patient :Loss of appetitie, fatigue, wieght loss if im not forcing myself to eat. can this be CANCER?mild headaches, feel like food is comming up to my throat
Symptoms: Hello doctor. 5 foot 8 male 149 pounds
Towards the end of september last year i started getting bloated for couple of days, feeling full after eating very little. I was constipated at that time, was eating alot of protien. domperidone for 10 days fixed up my apptite and bloating was gone.
Since then i have been to a doctor done a full blood test including fbc, esr. One doctor stated my blood is quiet healthy, another doctor said there is nothing worrying in your blood tests for us, other then low vitamin D.
Since the bloating and feeling full after eating very little i have been having apeptite issues. I only get hungry once or twice MAX and i have to force myself to eat otherwise i feel tired and loose wieght.
I lost 2 kg 3 weeks ago everybody told me your looking skinny so i was worried i will keep on losing wieght so i started forcing my self to eat, i had gained wieght back on.
After eating very quickly and alot of food i started to get a feeling like something is comming back up, and i was getting sour mouth taste one and off. Omeprazole didnt help with the food coming back up. I ate slowley and was taking petic liquid for heartburn indigestion and that helped but still no apptite.
I have to force myself to eat to not lose wieght. I do get abdominal pain here and there. I do black/faint like feeling when standing up. This was coming ALOT untill i started to eat more and that went away got alot better but it still comes on im thinking its because im not eating enough.
I have been getting mild headaches, feel nauseaous at times, losing alot of wieght if im not forcing calories in and feel fatigued. Im now losing wieght at the moment lost 4 pounds but i started eating and gained back 2 pounds i was forcefully eating myself.
Im currnetly being tested for the H pylor infection.
Doctor stated she is not worried about cancer because i would be loosing blood in my stools and that would show in the blood count.
Because of the above i started getting aniexty attacks and panics attack , taking citalopram since 2 months.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
Noted your history of losing weight, regaining after forceful eating but losing again. Later on feeling that the food is coming back, getting sour mouth taste and Omeprazole did not help. Eating slowly, taking peptic liquid for heartburn and indigestion helped but still have no appetite. Your Doctors' opinions seen.
Now getting anxiety and panic attacks,
Since you have a question related to whether this can be cancer or not, I would advise you the following:
- Upper GI Endoscopy, biopsy as required and
- CT scan of the abdomen and chest
- Tests of stool including occult blood done for 3 consecutive, urine and blood ( are already must have been done).
These are the only tests to decide and confirm or rule out the cancer. Please consult and talk to your Doctor and get these done to quieten your anxiety and panic attack.
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