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I've had diarrhea for a couple of months. It is yellow. I've been treated for hyperthyroidism for 6 months. And I lactose intolerant. What's wrong?

I've had diarrhea for a couple of months. It is yellow. I've been treated for hyperthyroidism for 6 months. And I lactose intolerant. What's wrong?

Many posdible: Diarrhea for two months is not normal hyperthyroid is a possible cause. A diet containing milk or products can contribute to diarrhea in lactose deficiency patients many causes if diarrhea need to be investigated by an md.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Do I need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Do I need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Best: It would be best if you did, as most ob's and pcp's aren't familiar with the disorder or how to properly diagnose/treat it.

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism, it is making me extremely dizzy. Is this a common symptom?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism, it is making me extremely dizzy. Is this a common symptom?

Postpartum dizziness: 32 yo woman c/o dizziness and postpartum hyperthyroidism. I would urge you to see your physician right away. Studies show dizziness is a complaint that needs to be urgently evaluated in the postpartum period. You need a full examination. In response to your question- my impression is that postpartum thyroiditis can cause both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Dizziness may or may not be related.

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I have post partum hyperthyroid. Is there any supplements that can help me feel better until it passes? Or anything I should stay away from?

I have post partum hyperthyroid. Is there any supplements that can help me feel better until it passes? Or anything I should stay away from?

Ppartum thyroiditis: Postpartum thyroiditis may begin as symptoms of hyperthyroidism and then progress to hypothyroidism. Some women only have symptoms of either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Avoid cruciferous vegetables. If you have severe symptoms of hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism, you may require treatment+lab monitoring q 4-8weeks. See your MD for a full exam, be aware of mood swings. Good luck.

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I have bright red bloody diarrhea. 5 weeks postpartum with no hemmroids. No pain when passing stool. What could this be?

I have bright red bloody diarrhea. 5 weeks postpartum with no hemmroids. No pain when passing stool. What could this be?

Bloody diarrhea: Bloody diarrhea is a potentially life-threatening condition that should be evaluated in a medical setting. If you are also dizzy, weak, and vomiting blood, you should seek immediate medical care in an emergency setting. Causes range from bacterial to ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. www. Localhealth. Com/article/bloody-diarrhea bloody diarrhea information.

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I'm 2 1/2 weeks postpartum and having sharp abdominal pain and green liquid diarrhea. There is only pain when I lay or press on my stomach.

I'm 2 1/2 weeks postpartum and having sharp abdominal pain and green liquid diarrhea. There is only pain when I lay or press on my stomach.

Get checked: If you are having green diarrhea and it has not resolved in 24-48 hours then it is time to see your primary care doctor. If you received antibiotics during labor then this can trigger a diarrhea illness called C. Dif. Testing may be warranted if it has not resolved.

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation.

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I am 4.5 months postpartum and have a lowTSH highT3T4, (hyperthyroid). Just 2 months ago I had normal TSH. I am not on meds. Is my milk safe for baby?

I am 4.5 months postpartum and have a lowTSH highT3T4, (hyperthyroid). Just 2 months ago I had normal TSH. I am not on meds. Is my milk safe for baby?

Low TSH: milk OK?: There is a wide range of "normal" for TSH levels. Make sure your lab test is measuring "free T4", and if elevated, you may need treatment for hyperthyroidism. This is generally not the case, however, so consult your provider to see if your "free T4" is significantly elevated.

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I have hyperthyroidism, my tsh is. 01. I am 12 weeks post partum. Can this be treated with anti thyroid meds? I am very symptomatic

I have hyperthyroidism, my tsh is. 01. I am 12 weeks post partum. Can this be treated with anti thyroid meds? I am very symptomatic

Yes: It's important to make the correct diagnosis. It could be post partum thyroiditis which usually resolves without treatment. In symptomatic patients, we do treat and stop meds after you improve. However, if you have graves disease, then you need treatment now. Please see your doctor to complete the workup.

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I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?

I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?

Thyroid deficiency: If your TSH is 15.3, your thyroid is underactive. Even if you were hyperthyroid at one time, you now have thyroid deficiency and need to be treated for that. Hashimoto can go through normal thyroid function, hyperthyroidism and then hypothyrodism.

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I was diagnosis with gall stones about 7 mo ago at 25 weeks preg. Doc @ postpartum no surg needed. Had diarrhea and cramps for 5 days. Related? Or maybe stress?

I was diagnosis with gall stones about 7 mo ago at 25 weeks preg. Doc @ postpartum no surg needed. Had diarrhea and cramps for 5 days. Related? Or maybe stress?

Prob. Not, however..: Gallbladder attacks typically cause noncramping, steady pain localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline. The pain is often associated with nausea +/- vomiting and may cause diarrhea, although not classic. While your recent episode doesn't sound like a gallbladder attack, if you have had these attacks before I advise you to see a general surgeon to discuss pro's/con's of surgery.

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16 day's postpartum, passed a clot the size of a baseball. Still heavy bleeding with small clots. Having minor dizzy spells, Nausea, diarrhea andHeadaches?

16 day's postpartum, passed a clot the size of a baseball. Still heavy bleeding with small clots. Having minor dizzy spells, Nausea, diarrhea andHeadaches?

Seek attention: 16 days out from delivery, most bleeding should have ceased. Concerned about ongoing hemorrhage and the secondary effects (dizzy, headache, etc.). See your OB/GYN sooner than later. Get checked out.

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Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy. Hashimotos?

Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy. Hashimotos?

Postpartum thyroid: There is a condition known as postpartum thyroiditis which, in contradistinction to most thyroiditis, begins with a period of HYPERthyroidism as you describe. It is most common in women who had pre-existing thyroid antibodies in their blood but normal TSH/normal thyroid function. Usually no treatment is required. This whole scenario is likely related to Hashimoto's. Antibodies likely to remain.

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Does hyperthyrodism cause bloated abdominal and diarrhea? On carbimazole 5mg per day with stable condition.

Hyperthyroidism: If you have hyperthyroidism your primary doctor should refer you to a surgeon who will obtain images of your thyroid glands and make decisions about further treatment.

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor.

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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy.

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea.

Dr. Susan Wingo
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