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    What causes abdominal pain when diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Could this be the cause of my abdominal pain/gas as all of my ultrasounds, colonoscopy and CAT came back normal?
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hypothyroidism + Celiac disease

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern. It is indeed possible for hypothyroidism to cause abdominal pain and bloating/gas in intestne due to slow intestinal peristalsis. However, Celiac disease ( gluten insensitiity) is another concern . This is commonly associated with hypothyroidism and can cause gassy feeling and abdominal pain. Please discuss wth your doctor and get tests done. I would suggest 1) Total IGA, 2) TTG IGA, 3) Anti Gliadin antibody, 4) CBC, tests .
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Binu
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