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Chronic Diarrhea

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  • Posted By: Kaebro
  • November 17, 2007
  • 02:59 AM

I've had Chronic Diarrhea for about 7 1/2 mo's now. Started about 2 mo's after my daughter was born (via my 2nd c-section). By Chronic I mean it will happen everyday 5 to 15 times. It will start out part solid part liquid then go to all liquid. It will stick around sometimes for a few days to more then a month. Then dissapear for only about a week then come back again. I just had a Colonoscopy that came back normal (no cancer, no polyps, nothing!!!) The doc did blood test for Celiac Disease but it came back negative. My primary tested my thyroid and it came back overactive but my T3 and T4 levels are normal. So, now I'm going to Endocrinologist in 3 days. My primary says it's probably "Sub Clinical Hyperthyroidism." I have a major intolerance to heat, get heart palpitations, chest pressure and a whole bunch of other symptoms. The only thing is I have not had any Weight Loss if it is hyperthyroidism. I've actually had quite a bit of weight gain. Was always about 125 pounds. Now I'm 170 pounds. I thought it was from having 2 kids in 2 1/2 yrs. But now this constant Diarrhea is making me wonder if something else is going on. Any ideas anyone?????:confused:

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  • Alot of things can cause diarreah and even tho you have normal values of T3 and T4, this doesnt mean you are not hyper. It can take a long time for T3 and T4 values to fall. You most likely have secondary problems. This is when your pituitary gland is not able to produce enough TSH. This can be caused by a number of things as inflammation or small tumours that grow on the pituitary gland. They are 95% benign so, don't worry about cancer. This can in turn cause a long line of problems. You may be producing to much or to little of other hormones that can cause you to gain weight and more. Hope this helps... Kiera
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