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I have a hypothyroid I also have constipation are they

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I have a hypothyroid I also have constipation are they related?

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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

There is a high possibility that they are related since constipation is one of the primary symptom of hypothyroidism. Constipation occurs early and gradually in individuals suffering from hypothyroidism. With treatment of hypothyroidism this symptom will also improve.

Take care.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
not really any suggestions
Doctor: Dr. Ravoof, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Dear customer,

Thank you for replying.

Do you want suggestions regarding management of constipation? What have you already tried? How often do you have bowel movements?

I only got your question stating, " I have a hypothyroid I also have constipation are they related?" So my answer was for this question.

Thank you.

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