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What causes severe backache on the right side when diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Abhay A Mali

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Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I'm a 36 year old, female. I recently was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (a little over a month ago) and taking levothyroxine. Ive been having a lot of back side pain (typically on right side however radiates to the left occasionally). Doctor told me I have a kidney stone on the right side which more than likely will not pass. Last night I had extreme dry mouth, and no amount of water was making it better. I was also using the bathroom to urinate several times last night. Can this be diabetes or ?
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Further evaluation needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your.

In such a case I may suggest following evaluation
- Fasting & post-prandial blood sugar levels.
- HbA1c.

These symptoms may be due to diabetes which should be ruled out by doing above evaluation.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
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