Case of the Week: Constipation and Uncontrolled Hypothyroidism

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Constipation as a Chief Complaint of Uncontrolled Hypothyroidism

A 61-year-old AAF was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of bilateral knee pain for 2 weeks. She was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis (OA) and opioid pain medications were started. The patient's last bowel movement was one week prior to admission and she did not have any BM after that despite multiple laxatives.

Laboratory results



TSH was 41.40 mU/L.

What happened next?

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The image in the upper right corner shows thyroid histology. Source: Wikipedia, public domain.

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