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Can pancreatitis cause a low thyroid?

Can pancreatitis cause a low thyroid?

Not really: Unless it is part of certain rarely seen syndromes. ..
Pancreatitis is certainly not a safe condition, with unpredictable outcome [both short and long term] 'different' in/for each individual. ..Nothing should be taken lightly about pancreatitis.
But, there is no direct link between pancreatitis and thyroid disease;on the other hand, hypothyroidism can contribute to pancreas problems. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can my low thyroid cause my pancreatitis?

Can my low thyroid cause my pancreatitis?

Thyroid: No directly. However a slow functioning thyroid can lead to lipids disorders leading to pancreas issues. ...Read more

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Will taking biotin or b12 make my pancreas hurt, I've had pancreatitis before. I've also had my gallbladder removed and have a low thyroid.

Will taking biotin or b12 make my pancreas hurt, I've had pancreatitis before. I've also had my gallbladder removed and have a low thyroid.

It shouldn't hurt: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that larger doses of biotin supplement are needed, because normal people eating a regular, balanced diet should get enough of it from their foods. Various disorders can cause B12 deficiency and the need for more B12. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. Consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis lead to thyroid problem?

Chronic pancreatitis lead to thyroid problem?

No: There is no association between pancreatitis and thyroid disease that I am aware of. Thyroid disease is common, and so one can have thyroid disease develop in someone who has had pancreatitis, but it is likely coincidental. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Not likely: Thyroid abnormalities after pregnancy are common; pancreatitis with pregnancy is uncommon, but not unheard of. Neither are necessarily related to lupus. ...Read more

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What could cause low thyroid counts?

What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car.

Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature).

Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more

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I've read that abnormal bleeding can be indicative of low thyroid. Could it cause 5 days of light bleeding, and if so, why?

True: Low thyroid function can indeed affect the menstrual cycle in women leading to lack of ovulation, insufficient hormone production from the ovary and lighter or missed menstrual periods. Most hormones affect each other in a myriad of ways. ...Read more

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What tests need to be done in order to find the cause of having low thyroid?

May not be found: One of the most common causes of low thyroid is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune thyroid condition in which the body attacks the thyroid thinking it is foreign. This can shut down production of thyroid hormone. Testing for thyroid antibodies (thyroglobulin ab and thyroid peroxidase ab) can help determine if it is hashimoto's. Other causes are not as easily tested. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Typically not: Low thyroid typically causes one to slow down, gain weight, have memory problems, and a number of other symptoms... But not typically seizures. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Possible: It is uncommon in young pts for hypothyroidism to cause heart probs, but it def can cause cardiac issues. It cause a slow heart beat, which usually resolves with treatment. If left untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a cardiomyopathy (gen heart dysfunction). This is often reversible, but left untreated can lead to permanent cardiac damage and irreg heart beats. If tx'd there should no problems! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

Thy: Rare for seizures to be associated with low thyroid function. Usually in severe high function or inflammation of brain associated with it. Extreme fatigue, low metabolism for sure. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause me to feel hungry all the time? I have to eat every 3 hours! Help! What can I do to help me not to feel hungry all the time?

Not thyroid: The symptoms you describe are most likely due to Insulin resistance. Especially if you are overweight, the fat tissue in your body causes your Insulin to not work properly and leads to pre-diabetes. When this happens, your blood sugar often bottoms out 2-3 hours after meals and you get hungry. Adipose (fat) in your body secretes hormones that increase your appetite. Wt. Loss and exercise help. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid or hyperthyroidism cause death?

Can low thyroid or hyperthyroidism cause death?

Yes: This used to be fairly common. And perhaps almost as bad, untreated hypothyroidism will slowly erode your life so that you cannot do any of the things you enjoy. Your mind will slow and perhaps go insane, your heart can't keep up, you'll get fat, grotesque-looking and weak and be severely constipated. And eventually you get myxedema coma and die. Treating it is extremely easy if done on time. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause blurred vision?

Low thyroid & vision: This is a very good question! . Here is my answer. Yes it can, but the levels of hypothyroidism (low thyroid) we see in practice are not likely to do so.
Essentially your thyroid function has to be so low that the patient's metabolism is actually stagnant.... Practically stopped! In a condition that used to be called myxedema, in which every organ function may be impaired. Even coma can occur. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalous cause pain and pressure in the eyes constantly, or could it b from uncontrolled htn or low thyroid levels?

All: All of these problems can lead to eye issues and you should be regularly followed by and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Side has thyroid problems. What else could cause low thyroid and hormonal imbalances besides thrush?

Not a cause: Trush (candidal or yeast infection) does not cause thyroid problems nor hormonal problems. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Not if replaced: Not if your thyroid is adequately replaced. There are many more common causes for recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more