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Raw Thyroid Made Me Constipated
Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation.
It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism.
I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: Constipation can be a symptom of low thyroid, but is also just a very common symptom in many people without thyroid disease. If you are taking levothyroxine, there is no clinical value in measuring a T3 (liothyronine) level. The only lab tests that are of value is a TSH and free T4 level. If these are normal, you are on the correct dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more
And I have always had weight problems. I have fatigue, constipation, and all the symptoms of it. What are chances that I have a thyroid problem?
I have been constipated on a consistent basis since the onset of winter weather. Also lost 2 lbs without dieting but i also am on a thyroid medication. Could there be a link between these issues?
Since I came off of birth control in january i've been constipated.. I read somewhere that, that could be a sign of a thyroid problem.. Is that true?
Could my thyroid disorder cause me to get constipated my T3 (liothyronine) is 72 and normal range is 87 to 179. It comes and goes also.
Unlikely, DiffIssues: While the thyroid hormone system, controlled from the hypothalamus of the brain, affects many hidden internal issues, the odds that it is a controlling factor in constipation, esp. that varies, is very unlikely. Food choices, hydration, delaying defecating until convenient, lack of physical activity & nervous system control of bowels are likely vastly more powerful issues for constipation. ...Read more
I am suffering from constipation and I am taking Thyroxine 75mg for my thyroid , I drink less than 8 liters/day of water, lots of tea/coffee, I am 4?
I have an issue of hypo thyroid gland. Regular constipation+swelled abdorminal. Due to hormonal disorder I am loosing my hair (thinning of hair).
Thyroidologist: If you are on thyroid replacement therapy and still not doing well, i recommend seeing a thyroidologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Thyroid removed level at .406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?
Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
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