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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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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. Am

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.
Am

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

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I have an issue of hypo thyroid gland. Regular constipation+swelled abdorminal. Due to hormonal disorder I am loosing my hair (thinning of hair).

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

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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 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?

?constipation?: Most common reason reason for constipation is diet. Make a diet diary of what you eat every day and slowly eliminate those foods known to cause constipation. Common foods which do are rice, all grains, milk, bananas. If no relief see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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keep getting constipated due to thyroid condition

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 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

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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?

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?

Yes: Thyroid problem can cause constipation. The only way to know for sure is to get your thyroid level check on a blood test. Keep in mind there are other causes of constipation as well. ...Read more

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Could my thyroid disorder cause me to get constipated my T3 is 72 and normal range is 87 to 179. It comes and goes also.

Could my thyroid disorder cause me to get constipated my T3 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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more