Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands are underactive and produce less thyroid hormone. The signs and symptoms include weight gain, cold intolerance, tiredness, constipation, and hair loss. It requires thyroid hormone replacement therapy for life.

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What is the cause of dry skin in the front of my lower legs?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some dry skin in the front of my lower legs, but it is on both legs. It is red and looks like dry skin. It does not itch, and I have had it for a few months. Do you have any idea of what could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is xerosis that is, dry skin. Shins are common sites for xerosis. Xerosis can be due to a cold climate, atopic dermatitis or certain other disorders such as hypothyroidism. I suggest you the following treatment for xerosis. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss wi...  Read Full »

Can constipation, depression, and sleeplessness be due to Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12-years-old daughter has gained 20 lbs in three months. She has dealt with acid reflux and constipation for a very long time, maybe even since birth. She is dealing with depression and cannot sleep at night. A few months back, they did a full blood panel to find out if she had Crohn&...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Constipation can be associated with Crohn's disease. But depression and destructive sleep can be due to increased thyroid. As you mentioned earlier, her TSH level was 8.2, which suggests hypothyroidism, but after ta...  Read Full »

What causes heel pain only while walking without shoes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient of hyperthyroidism. Initially, my weight was 52 kilograms. After taking medicine for one and half years, I got recovered. But my weight got increased up to 73 kilograms. I am having heel pain. By using sports shoes, I can able to walk and do exercise. But without using sho...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have weight gain and heel pain. You have mentioned that you have hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, you got recovered. Patients having hyperthyroidism can tend to go into hypothyroidism. Since you had hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, your level...  Read Full »

Will testicle area be quite strong and able to withstand mild trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65-year-old male taking Levothyroxine sodium for hypothyroidism. I have slight malaise, tiredness, stress. I was engaging in some rough and tumble horseplay two days ago with a friend when they accidentally reached out and grabbed my testicles. Just for a split second, it did not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is very unlikely to develop any complications, considering the mild nature of trauma, and it usually happens immediately after the trauma. As you mentioned that there are no residual symptoms, so it was no permanent damage. So if we think history-wise and from your de...  Read Full »

I have chronic constipation with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. How to resolve the issue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have chronic constipation, gas problem, pain in lower abdomen and stress for the last two years. I am 30 years old. I have tried many ayurvedic and homoeopathy medicines but got only permanent relief. I also have piles. I had a sonography last year, and the results were normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You probably are suffering from chronic constipation associated with acid reflux disease and that requires evaluation for the cause. If no cause is found, we would say that you have idiopathic constipation. I would advise you the following. Consul...  Read Full »

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I have primary hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I take thyroxine tablets, and so TSH is within range now. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Upon consulting with Gynecologist, the doctor told me to take Wysolone 2.5 mg tablets. Is it safe to consume it since I already had a miscarriage last...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, congratulations on getting a chance again to enjoy the pregnancy period. So, you need to understand that during pregnancy, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) should be around 2.5 mlU/L. If it is not, we need to increase the dose. So, please mention the e...  Read Full »

Why is my mother, who has hypothyroidism, bleeding from two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 48 years old. She is having irregular spotting. She missed her period last month. She consulted a doctor and did some blood tests. Her sonography was normal. But her TSH was high around 17 mIU/L and she is suffering from hypothyroidism. The doctor advised her to take Eltroxi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share her scan reports. Thyroid abnormalities can cause some bleeding irregularities. As your mother is in perimenopausal age, she can have irregular cycles due to anovulatory cycles. As she has bleeding for two weeks, it is good to take hormonal medications to c...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lose fat as my thyroid level is within the normal range.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. My height is 5'11. I am suffering from hypothyroidism, but now it is in the normal range, but I am not able to lose fat. I am taking Thyronorm 100 mcg.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need your thyroid profile report.  Read Full »

What does a Hashimoto's thyroiditis attack feel like?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old male. In my recent blood work, the T4 level is low, indicating hypothyroidism. I also feel a little bit of muscle pain some days. I have a medium hair loss, slight weight loss of around 2 kg every year for the last five years. I feel a little bit itchy and crawling se...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I believe your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) was 6.2 mlU/L two months back. In any case, TSH is on the higher side more than T4 (thyroxine); it is elevated TSH coupled with low T4 that indicates hypothyroidism (rather a severe one). The sy...  Read Full »

Can thyroid disorder be treated without medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a TSH level of 9.32 mU/L and FT4 of 1.09 ng/dL. I was not suggested to do T3. The doctor advised me to take Thyronorm. I want to know whether I have a thyroid. Kindly suggest the best possible method to eradicate it without taking medicines. Does thyroid affect the skin? I have a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It suggests that you have hypothyroidism as only TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is in increased range and you have a normal T4 (thyroxine) level. Hypothyroidism affects the skin. It causes dry skin and you can have acne due to it. The o...  Read Full »

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