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Doctor insights on: Pancreatitis And Low Thyroid

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Dr. SREEDHAR POLAVARAPU Dr. POLAVARAPU
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Su Fairchild
1,242 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Michel Kahaleh Dr. Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Evan Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Integrative Medicine
5 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh Dr. Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh Dr. Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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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.

Dr. Bryan Treacy Dr. Treacy
Gynecology
31 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Tania Dempsey Dr. Dempsey
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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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.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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I have chronic pancreatitis and hypothyroidism. I was wondering if its safe for me to have another child?

I have chronic pancreatitis and hypothyroidism. I was wondering if its safe for me to have another child?

Getting pregnant: You can have another pregnancy as long as you are under the care of a high risk obstetrician

Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Kathleen Mullane Dr. Mullane
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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!

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
20 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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!

Dr. John Baker Dr. Baker
Neurology
10 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Stuart Dr. Stuart
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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. Oscar Novick
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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