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Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far

Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far

Prob ok to proceed: There is no particular bad interaction between these conditions or drugs. Fatty liver, gallstones, hypothyroid, taking metformin...... This probably describes many millions of people worldwide. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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


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I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between pancreatitis and having gallstones?

Is there a relationship between pancreatitis and having gallstones?

Yes: Sometimes gallstones can travel into the bile duct and cause pancreas irritation or biliary pancreatitis. Best to have surgery for the gallstones after the pancreatitis has resolved so as to prevent future episodes of pancreatitis, which can sometimes become severe or serious for some patients. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship of hypothyroidism to a decrease in sexual desire?

Is there any relationship of hypothyroidism to a decrease in sexual desire?

Hypothyroidism: Early in the illness, among other symptoms, there can be female infertility & some irregular menstrual cycles. Later on, there is abnormal cycles. Less common ones are decrease in libido in men. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and low hemoglobin ?

What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and low hemoglobin ?

Many causes: Anemia (low hemoglobin) can be a result of hypothyroidism through multiple mechanisms. Low thyroid causes less production of blood cells resulting in a "normochromic" anemia. It can also be associated with B12 deficiency and cause a "macrocytic" anemia. It can also cause less iron absorption and result in a "microcytic" anemia. If anemia persists after treating low thyroid, look other causes. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between someone's body weight and the formation of gallstones?

What is the relationship between someone's body weight and the formation of gallstones?

Unclear: It is commonly thought that obesity contributes to gallstones, and for some patients that is true. But not all overweight patients have gallstones. And many thin patients have stones. There is clearly some sort of genetic predisposition to form them, which is probably an underlying cause in most cases. ...Read more

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Calcium, cream of wheat, & hypothyroidism, what is the relationship?

Calcium, cream of wheat, & hypothyroidism, what is the relationship?

Zero: Wow, we get weird questions on this site, but this one gets a medal! What do YOU think the relationship is between calcium, Cream of Wheat, and hypothyroidism??? ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism?

Is there a relationship between gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism?

Yes: Both are autoimmune disorders which means your body's own immune system attacks certain specific parts of your body. There has been shown a relationship between celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) and hashimoto's thyroid disease, type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. The immune system is amazing and complex so there is probably a LOT still to be discovered. ...Read more

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Please explain the relationship between weight loss and gallstones? I have lost 70lbs in the past 6 months, now I have 5.4mm stones and awful pain.

Please explain the relationship between weight loss and gallstones? I have lost 70lbs in the past 6 months, now I have 5.4mm stones and awful pain.

See surgeon: It is not entirely understood why rapid weight loss conrtibutes to gallstone formation, but it is certainly recognized. Weight loss of 2lb/week usually is safest. Now that you have documented gallstones and pain, your gallbaldder should be removed. Visit your local general surgeon promptly for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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