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Hyperthyroidism Stool Frequency
Trigeminal neuralgia's med gabapine 400 is increasing stool frequency n upseting digestion. What to do to have relief from pain?
Can blood in your stool be related to hyperthyroidism? I just saw an endocrinologist last week and it is suspected I have hyperthyroidism (weight loss, high pulse rate, TSH blood work, amongst other things). A few weeks ago I thought I noticed a little bi
I: I am not aware of a direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and blood in stool in humans. However, people with hyperthyroidism may have loose or liquid stools as well as more frequent bowel movements. If this was the case, theoretically if could cause irritation which could lead to some bleeding. With that said, you can not assume that is the case. The reason for what appears to be blood mixed in with your stool needs to be evaluated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor as this is likely a separate issue. I hope that this is helpful. ...Read more
Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more
Yes.: Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition. The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although it is probably best to get the hyperthyroidism treated first. Different treatment options can affect the timing of pregnancy. With surgery, once the thyroid labs are normal, it would be safe. With radioactive iodine, standard advice is to wait 6-12 months. With thyroid blocking tablets, it is best to wait 1 year after finishing the course of treatment (total 1-2.5 years). ...Read more
Patch testing: You might want to see a dermatologist who can do patch testing to see what you are allergic to. If you shower a lot and use soap all over instead of just on your private parts that may b the reason. Cream moisturizers are better than lotions. ...Read more
Light exercise: If someone has been exercising regularly, they can keep doing what they have been doing. If getting too short of breath to talk to a buddy, slow down or lighten up! Avoid exercising in hot environments, as hyperthyroidism makes it harder for the body to regulate temperature. Probably not a good time to start exercising, but light walking probably ok for most. Do talk to your doctor first! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule (s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more
Not sure: This is not a typical symptom of hyperthyroidism. However there are 2 theoretical explanations on my mind: 1) your hyperthyroidism may make the muscles that move the vocal cords "shaky" as it does with other muscles. If that is the case, then it will return to normal when the hyper is corrected 2) the thyroid may be enlarged to a point that it affects the nerves that control the voice. ...Read more
No food restriction: This is treated medically. There are no foods to help or hurt this condition. ...Read more
See an endocrine doc: Hyperthyroidism is a serious but very treatable condition and all endocrinology specialists have experience treating it. The first step is usually to start a medication called Methimazole to slow your thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone which takes a few weeks. If that fails there are more permanent treatments (radioactive iodine r surgery). ...Read more
Cardiac: The biggest risk is atrial fibrillation which is a cardiac rhythm problem. This is a rapid heart. There are serious side effects of atrial finrillation which is why it is bad. Be of the rapid heartbeat, there's a risk of blood clotting and even stroke. There can also be effects on the fetus, the baby, and risk of miscarriage if you are pregnant. There can also be weight-loss due to wasting syndrom. ...Read more
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