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Will hypothyroid cause heaviness in arms and legs?

I have had a partial tyroidectomy 2 yrs due to ca t1 nodule .. And found hashimotos so could not complete .. To much bleeding also have b12 take 1 cc I'm weekly .. On 200 of synthroid .. Have been experiencing heaviness in arms and legs. Can hypothyroid cause this ..
Wed, 3 Dec 2014
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Hi,
Welcome to HCM. Thanks for posting the question.

If hypothyroidism is not treated properly there can be swelling in extremities. This could be the reason for heaviness in limbs.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help
With warm regards,
Dr Ajish TP (MD,DM)
Consultant Endocrinologist.
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Will hypothyroid cause heaviness in arms and legs?

Hi, Welcome to HCM. Thanks for posting the question. If hypothyroidism is not treated properly there can be swelling in extremities. This could be the reason for heaviness in limbs. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help With warm regards, Dr Ajish TP (MD,DM) Consultant Endocrinologist.