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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. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more