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Pigmentation in the armpits, Treatment for hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   good afternoon
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i ve these dark pigmentation in my underarms
User :   how do i go abt it ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u have this
Doctor :   do u have history of allergy
User :   hmmm from the past 3 yrs
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   r u using any medicine as of now for this
Doctor :   or consulted any dermatologist
User :   i used a cream pigmin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did it give u any relief
User :   no
Doctor :   u can try waxing
Doctor :   it is temporary
User :   it bleeds n i cnt bear the pain
Doctor :   do u have any discharge or wound?
User :   no nothing at all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can apply this CALADRYL LOTION Apply 3-4 times a day on the affected area
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
Doctor :   confirm ur details please
User :   I have hypo thyroidism
User :   ya confirmed
User :   I have hypo thyroidism
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long
User :   just recently
Doctor :   r u taking any medicine
Doctor :   as of now
User :   ya thyronorm
Doctor :   ok
User :   so wat do u ve to say abt me
Doctor :   r u there
User :   ya im here
Doctor :   there can be fatigue and sluggishness
Doctor :   along with weight gain
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   these are the symptoms of hypothyroidism
User :   ya
Doctor :   u need to continue to take these medicine
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   u wil have dry skin
Doctor :   continue to take this medicine
Doctor :   and have regular follow up
User :   okies
Doctor :   u should be fine with these
Doctor :   nothing to get worried about
User :   but is it a life time supplement
User :   doc u thr ??
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Treatment is usually lifelong, but because the dosage you need may change
User :   u mean to say its a life time supplement?
Doctor :   over the period of time
User :   right now im on 75mcg
Doctor :   For a relatively mild increase in TSH, you probably won't benefit from thyroid hormone therapy, and treatment could even be harmful. On the other hand, for a higher TSH level, thyroid hormones may improve your cholesterol level, the pumping ability of your heart or your energy level
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   nothing to worry
Doctor :   listen to many people
Doctor :   do have this problem
Doctor :   with regular medications
Doctor :   u will be just as anyone
User :   my tsh was 35 at the begining ,, then it was 22 last time
Doctor :   u need not worry
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   then ur responding
User :   cool
Doctor :   well to treatment
Doctor :   good improvement
Doctor :   where are u located
User :   but i also get milk kind of secretion from my breasts
User :   wat has it to do with this ?
Doctor :   one can lead life normally with medicine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   u can follow up with the endocrinologist locally
Doctor :   where ever u stay
User :   i had it 2 yrs back,,, then i dint check it but recenlt 1 month back if dicovered again
Doctor :   also get ur thyroid levels checked once in 6 months time
User :   i stay in
Doctor :   ok
User :   but is it because of tyrid i get those secretions ??
Doctor :   since when u noticed this
User :   i had it 2 yrs back,,, then i dint check it but recenlt 1 month back i dicovered again
Doctor :   unlikely
Doctor :   any colour change in and around the breast
Doctor :   around the nipple?
User :   not really
Doctor :   what is the color of discharge?
User :   actually i dint notice
User :   its creamish
Doctor :   do u notice any lump or swelling
User :   nops
Doctor :   isit foul smelling?
User :   i dint check it
User :   cause it was only a drop
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   isit from single breast or both?
User :   only one
Doctor :   do u have any redness around the area or nipple?
User :   no
Doctor :   did u have similar discharge before ?isit related to ur monthly periods?
User :   my monthly periods are very irregular
Doctor :   many women have some type of nipple discharge or fluid when their breasts are squeezed
Doctor :   and its normal
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   if ur taking any birth control pills
Doctor :   u get this
User :   no i havent in my life time
Doctor :   irregular periods is due to hypothyroidism as well
User :   oh ok
User :   but i havent taken any birth control pills till date
Doctor :   it can be normal response
Doctor :   squeezing the nipple sends message to the brain and pituitary gland
Doctor :   will responds by increasing the prolactin, which produces the discharge
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   any doubts please ask
User :   but y is tht only for few women
Doctor :   many women do have this
Doctor :   did u have intercourse any time?
Doctor :   when was the last time around u had ur menses?
User :   just one week back
User :   in july i got it twice in a month
Doctor :   then u need not worry
User :   no no intercourse as well
Doctor :   if have this problem persists u can get clinically examined
Doctor :   if u get bloody discharge then u need to consult a gynecology
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything els eu would like to know about
User :   yes doctor
User :   no thts all
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   u r really doing a good thing
Doctor :   keep smiling
Doctor :   thank u
User :   for all users
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User :   sure
Doctor :   bye for now
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