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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because i have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Thyroid and fall: Not likely. Much more likely some other metabolic process involved here. Best to see a healthcare provider to help identify the cause. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 10 years experience
No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2016

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