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What causes pain and stiffness in the legs, hips and knee joints?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I had my thyroid removed in august 2017. the day after surgery i had due achy pain in both upper legs ( muscles and bones) and hip and knee joints also have severe stiffness effecting my walking I am not able to relive pain with aspirin or ibuprofen. my doctor does not seem to know why i have this. any direction i can pursue?
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
EMG is necessary;

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The pain you described is not related to thyroid issues.

I think you have checked calcium level and it is within the normal ranges. You must be sure that the TSH level is within the normal ranges under levothyroxine treatment.

I would suggest to ask your physician about electromyography (an examination that gives information about neuromuscular disorders) and report the result.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Mirjeta Guni

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