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Thyroid. Excessive hair loss, frequent loose motion. Taking thyroxine. Suggest?

Hi, I have underactive thyroid, my levels Free T4 ....... 20.1 pmol/L 11.5 - 22.7 TSH .............. 0.78 mu/L 0.35 - 5.50 my problem is excessive hair loss and very frequent loose stools, in september started taking thyroxine 50mcg after two weeks 100mcg after month 75mcg and now I m on 50mcg Kindest A Singh
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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If this is your latest Thyroid function report and you are taking 50 microgram/day.
Your hair loss problem may or may not be related with thyroid disorder for which you should consult a good Dermatologist,which depends on age, gender and any other local infection or autoimmune disorder.
As far as loos motion is concerned kindly get a stool R&M,to see any infection is there or your motility of gut has increased due to thyroid supplementation? because usually hypothyroid have constipation.
Just check up with your Physican it should not be a big problem.
If required do Thyroid function again.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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