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Obese. Supposed to take metformin for pcos & Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid. Had severe diarrhea, so stopped taking. Now can't lose any significant weight?

Obese. Supposed to take metformin for pcos & Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid. Had severe diarrhea, so stopped taking. Now can't lose any significant weight?

See your doctor: Metformin can cause diarrhea, and some people cannot take it, but most can if they work their way up slowly. Begin at just 500 mg/day, and then after a few days increase to 500 2x/day. The body usually gets used to it. All this requires careful management, and I recommend discussing this with your doctor. Are you on the right dose of synthroid (thyroxine)? ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes? Have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes? Have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D: If I read this correctly you are not being given enough Vitamin D. If your vitamin D levels are indeed so low you MUST bring this to your doctor's attention and have her/him increase your vitamin D.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Sudden watery diarrhea x1 day. Smells like bleach. Worried. 27/F. Only condition is hypothyroidism. What is this? No blood in toilet or paper.

Sudden watery diarrhea x1 day. Smells like bleach. Worried. 27/F. Only condition is hypothyroidism. What is this? No blood in toilet or paper.

Diarrhea: Watery diarrhea is not usually a complication of hypothyroidism but a true gastro-intestinal problem that needs attention.

I presume you are taking the correct dose of thyroxine daily. That too needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am underweight. I experience gas, diarrhea and bloating often after eating. Could it be celiac?

I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am underweight. I experience gas, diarrhea and bloating often after eating. Could it be celiac?

Possible: There are other reasons for your symptoms including lactose intolerance. Certainly one would consider gluten- intolerance as well.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid (but hyper symptoms) -extremely underweight, lost period 3 months ago -stomach discomfort. No diarrhea but doc thinks celiac? Thoughts?

I'm hypothyroid (but hyper symptoms) -extremely underweight, lost period 3 months ago -stomach discomfort. No diarrhea but doc thinks celiac? Thoughts?

Celiac very possible: Celiac very possible with these symptoms. Thyroid disease, weight loss, and change in cycle are all symptoms. Your doc is right on and will likely recommend you having some blood tests and an endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today, I have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however?

I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today, I have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however?

Ans: Well many issues here. Possibly all related to the thyroid issue. Have you recently had your thyroid studies? You need to see your doctor for exam and blood work ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like Metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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How can diarrhea be treated?

How can diarrhea be treated?

Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes. ...Read more

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What are diarrhea quick fixes?

What are diarrhea quick fixes?

Brat diet: Brat diet is banana rice apple juice and toast. As long as you don't have a fever, abdominal cramping or blood in stool. If diarrhea lasts longer than 48 hours or is accompanied by the above sx you may need to see health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

On medication?: If the baby is on diuretics or digoxin for congestive heart failure, diarrhea can cause problems. Let your cardiologist know. ...Read more

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How come I get diarrhea so much?

? Allergy: It could be allergy or irritable bowl syndrome, you should see GI doctor. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What should I do for my diarrhea?

What should I do for my diarrhea?

BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas (greener the better), rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.

Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more


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