Been sick for 3 weeks lost 15lbs and not hungry. What tests do I need?

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I've been off and on sick for about 6 months now. Most recently I've had abdominal pain, yellow stool and lack of appetite. My dr has run a complete blood panel and abdominal ultrasound. Everything has come back fine. I feel great considering I only eat about 1/2 a meal a day. I have an appt with a GI in a month but wondering if I should be pushing for more tests or try and get into the GI sooner.

Anyone else had similar symptoms and can advise on their outcome?

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    Was your liver function tested? How long have you been having yellow stools? 

    There are hundreds of things that can cause yellow stools, including stress and changes in diet, though worst case scenario it could be liver disease. I think you need to keep pestering your GP to see what the next steps are. 

    I have no appetite and used to eat about 1 meal every other day, so I know how you feel. However it is very important for your health that you eat regularly. It may be the eating messing things up. And the issue with eating so little is that the doctors can't know if the weightloss is a real symptom or whether it is just because you are barely eating?

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      My liver tests came back fine, I also had stool test for parasites and those were fine too.

      I'll be asking for an endoscopy and colonoscopy but wondering if other blood tests should be run.

      The ultrasound showed no sign of gallbladders stones which she originally thought it was.

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