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I fractured my toe and did not get any new bone growth after…

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I fractured my toe...

I fractured my toe and did not get any new bone growth after 8 weeks. Can low thyroid be the reason or PV be the reason

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

My broken toe did not improve after 8 weeks of taping together and wearing a special shoe.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Very low thyroid TSH went to 15 and Polycythemia Vera

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your levels checked? Have you noticed any weight loss or weight gain?

Thyroid October 19th and have had Polycythemia Vera for 5 years. Blood levels are maintaining on Hydroxyurea

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Orthopedics
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Orthopedist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Orthopedist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Well slow thyroid can lead to decreased mineralization of bones and so increased fragility leading to fractures. Similarly PV has been studied for increased fracture risk but the exact underlying mechanism remains unknown.. Slow thyroid slows bone growth / fracture healing too.

I hope it answered your query

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Orthopedist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Hope it answered your query .

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Wishing you a healthy life.

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