What is the difference between these sentences?

Tell me, doctor, shall I lose weight?

Tell me, doctor, will I lose weight?

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    Please write what do you think is the difference? they are two words with different meaning, what made you to think they are comparable? – Ahmad Sep 26 '16 at 18:03
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There is no difference in meaning between the two sentences. If you want to be pedantic you can follow the old rule:

Well, in traditional British grammar, the rule is that will should only be used with second and third person pronouns (you; he, she, it, they). With first person pronouns (I and we), the 'correct' verb to talk about the future is shall.

(Oxford Dictionaries)

In everyday conversation the two modal verbs, "will" and "shall" are used interchangeably. I doubt that one in ten native English speakers would know the rule.

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