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What causes weight gain in a child with ADD while on Concerta and Levothyroxine?

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Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai


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Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: Have 12 .8 year old with ADD and Hypothyroid disease. On Concerta 54 Mg and Levathyroxine 50 mcg.
has had weight issues but now being pre pubertal has large bmi . Has XXXXXXX hump and very thick across her back large thighs and large abd. Any feed back?
Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cushing's disease to be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern.
Did you mean that she has XXXXXXX hump behind the neck and stretch marks in thighs ?
Would like to know her last TSH and Free T4 rests as well.

Cushing's disease is a rare disease associated with weight gain and development of XXXXXXX hump as well as stretch marks in abdomen. You should discuss about this possibility with her doctor. But please keep in mind that this is not a common disease.

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