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Unexplained weight loss - My wife has lost 25 kg (74kg to 49kg) since July 2017

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 7, 2018
  • 06:06 PM

Since July 2017 my wife has lost 25kg in weight. The main symptoms have being the inability to keep food down. E.g if she eats she then vomits. At present she is only on two Fortisip drinks per day with occasional tea or coffee. Her other main symptoms have been severe constipation and very low iron levels, down to 5 at one point before an iron transfusion which lead to levels rising to 128 but not reason given or found for it dropping so low. We seem to have got to the position where my wife's weight continues to fall and even after many investigations no obvious driver for the vomiting and subsequent weight loss can be found. The consultant referred to a possible last digestive system but we've not been able to find any information on what this might be. Tests continue but if anyone has seen symptoms like this before I would be extremely interested and grateful for your feedback. Many thanks

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  • Apologies - that should read "lazy Digestive system"
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • January 9, 2018
    • 07:01 AM
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  • Has she had a colonoscopy? Unintended Weight loss is a sure sign of colon cancer.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 10, 2018
    • 04:22 AM
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  • Hi yes a colonscopy, 2 endoscopies (1 push) multiple x-rays, mri's and CT scans plus a pill cam that was swallowed and then took pictures going through the digestive system for 8 hours. Also multiple sets of blood tests which showed very low levels of iron and mist recently low levels of folic acid. It's a mystery but any type of food just makes my wife feel sick and shortly afterwards she vomiting. On the push endoscopy they found a lot of yellow bile but other than that no other findings. It does make me wonder if the extreme constipation has meant there is an unhealthy build up of toxins throughout the digestive system from the stomach right through to the colon?
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • January 10, 2018
    • 10:10 PM
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