Since early to mid Oct, I've been having watery stools.
I saw my dr at the end of Oct....actually a new dr.
He felt like it would be due to hypothyroidism as I have Hashimoto's.
He ordered a full blood panel w/A1C, thyroid, and a urine sample.
Everything was normal except for thyroid and I also had low albumen.
I've been on my current dose for four weeks now, and I am still having watery stools. I do not have urgency, but I went from one stool to around 3/day. I also have had incontinence at times with leakage while passing gas. My concern is that in over 10 yrs of having Hashimoto's, I have NEVER had watery stools as a sign of hypothyroidism. I am concerned that in 2 wks, he will say that things are still low and I'll have to wait another 6 wks.
He did not do a stool sample. I suspect he does not think it is parasites. From research, I've seen that a stool sample would not only check for parasites, but also things like fatty stools and some other things.
I do not have any severe pain. I sometimes have nagging discomfort...more like cramps. I also have nausea at times, but it is generally mild. I generally don't feel well, but not badly enough to be "ill." I am a homemaker, but have a busy life, but there are some days when I am just tired. And it is not "thyroid vegetable tired," but more just feeling worn out. I think I am losing weight, which is not dreadful, but it is also not a quick loss.
I'm a little concerned about things that you read that say, "If you ever have a change in bowel pattern, see your dr." He essentially felt from the outset that it was my thyroid and is insisting on that. I really don't think it is.
I am not keen on invasive stuff, but would you have any advice on what to look for? My dh wants me to go back in this week. I am beyond frustrated.