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Diagnosed with high cholesterol, thyroid and kidney stone. Have small hemorrhoids. Suggest tests?

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I am a 29 year old female and a mother of a 1.9 year old boy. I had a normal delivery in December 2011 and after that I was diagnosed with high cholesterol, thyroid, kidney stone, D3 deficiency and PCOS. I was around 25 kgs over weight and I was asked by my doctor to reduce weight. Now, I have lost around 18 kg and I currently weight 57 kgs (height 5.1). Recently I even had a small hemorrhoids around my anus area, which was cured with the help of medicines. My concern is that why am I facing so many health issues? I try to eat healthy food as much as possible and I drink 3 liters of water everyday.

Currently, I face two health issues, one, sever backpain when I get up in morning and second, occasionally I even have this sever pain in my lower abdomen.

Now, I want to do my full body check up to understand where I stand. Can you pls suggest which all test I should include especially to figure out why I have this sever pain in my lower abdomen.
Posted Sat, 26 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 2 hours later
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I have read your query with diligence. I am sorry about these multiple problems that you are suffering with.

The answer to your query is simple. Your eating habits, and lifestyle was not the same before you lost weight.

After the delivery in December 2011, you seem to have put on more weight, has multiple system problems. This cannot happen without any reason, and the reason for these was your dietary habits and lifestyle. You probably did not exercise much then.

I am glad you lost around 18kgs now.

To be more specific, high cholesterol is because of the high fat content in the food that you eat. Thyroid problem could have occurred due to body's excess demand in pregnancy and post- delivery.

The kidney stone due to less consumption of water at that time.

D3 deficiency due to lack of exposure to sunlight and also dietary insufficiency.

PCOS was due to hormonal imbalance and excess weight.

The hemorrhoids occur due to consumption of hot and spicy food, and lack of adequate water consumption then.

These were the reasons for your problems then. However, things seem to be getting normal now as you have lost weight.

Continue to eat healthy food, and drink water more than 3 liters daily, as much as you can take.

Regarding your current health issues:

1. Back pain - This is more in mornings. Probably it is related to your posture while sleeping. Do not use any pillow while sleeping to support your head or back. Lie down flat on the mattress.

- You can use volini or moov spray in case of severe pain. Use oils such as Myovedic lotion for a gentle back massage. You will feel better.

2. Pain in lower abdomen occasionally can be safely neglected.

Now, coming to your full body check up, here are the tests that you need to do:

- Ultrasound scan of the whole abdomen including pelvis to rule out the cause for severe lower abdominal pain.

- Tests for back pain: x-ray of lower back initially, followed by MRI of the lower spine, if required.

- Other tests: Repeat thyroid function test, fasting lipid profile, vitamin D3, serum calcium, Serum FSH and LH to check the status of PCOS.

- Fasting and post prandial blood sugar to rule out Diabetes.

Hope this helps you.


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