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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?
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
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
Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes? Have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?
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
Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max cause diarrhea? Took 1/4 dose yesterday and 1/2 dose today. I have hypothyroidism and IBS. Watery diarrhea today.
Sudden watery diarrhea x1 day. Smells like bleach. Worried. 27/F. Only condition is hypothyroidism. What is this? No blood in toilet or paper.
I have hypothyroidism, I had a tubal a year n a half ago, now my periods are 7 days n very heavy, but after my period I'm nauseous and have diarrhea Y?
I have constipation and blood in stool. Sometimes diarrhea too. Am t1 diabetic and hypothyroid. Do I need to see a dr and if yes what type?
See doctor: With your history you should see an internist. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am underweight. I experience gas, diarrhea and bloating often after eating. Could it be celiac?
There are other reasons for your symptoms including lactose intolerance. Certainly one would consider gluten- intolerance as well.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm hypothyroid (but hyper symptoms) -extremely underweight, lost period 3 months ago -stomach discomfort. No diarrhea but doc thinks celiac? Thoughts?
55 yr old female, hypothyroidism, history of H Pylori, has hard stomach and bloating. Now has mucus and blood in stools. Diarrhea and nausea. Clear co?
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
Body temp of 34C and diarrhoea, pale watery stools. No pain or vomiting my daughter is 30 and has Down syndrome, SLE, Hypothyroid will she need GP?
Absolutely: This sounds like a gastrointestinal infection. See your GP soon. ...Read more
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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