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Old 09-07-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Is there a link between Gallstones, Ovarian Cysts linked with Hypothyroidism? I'm currently suffering from gallstones, recurring cysts, and 3 years ago suffered from what my endocrinologist called "post-partem thyroiditis".

I haven't been having my thyroid checked regularly like I should, and I've over the last year developed the stones and cysts.

Going to the surgeon tomorrow regarding the stones, and will probably mention as well the past thyroid issues to see if that could have anything to do with it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Is there a link between Gallstones, Ovarian Cysts linked with Hypothyroidism? I'm currently suffering from gallstones, recurring cysts, and 3 years ago suffered from what my endocrinologist called "post-partem thyroiditis".

I haven't been having my thyroid checked regularly like I should, and I've over the last year developed the stones and cysts.

Going to the surgeon tomorrow regarding the stones, and will probably mention as well the past thyroid issues to see if that could have anything to do with it.
Interestingly enough, the answer is a qualified yes.

Hypothyroidism does affect liver function, with an increase in the excretion of bilirubin, increase in cholesterol, and decrease in the muscle tone of the gallbladder --- making it sluggish, so to speak. All of these increase the risk of gallstones. In fact, people with stones that get into the common bile duct should be tested for hypothyroidism, as a significant percentage of them have undiagnosed hypothyroidism.

The relationship between ovarian cysts and hypothyroidism is related to the chemical structure of thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, which is similar to the structure of human chorionic gonadotropin, HCG, which can be used to trigger ovulation. So elevated TSH, which occurs with hypothyroidism, can stimulate ovarian follicles and result in cyst formation. This is more likely to happen with very high levels of TSH, however.

Bottom line: ask the surgeon to order a TSH.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I am 53 and was having pain and went into the ER to find that i have gall stones and a baseball size cyst on my Ovary and I am all ready taking a thyroid med for Hypothyroidism Does seem strange the Gall bladder started up shortly after my husband past away I was his caregiver for 4 yrs so I have been under stress to with my Grief . Seems to me the Gall stones would some how be related to the Cyst
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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I had an ovarian cyst same year I started on synthroid, seems tied together.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:33 AM
 
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I have a cyst on my ovaries and gall stone, my upper back aching and my left and right legs aching with pain in my knees also my left side keep having sharp pain. What's is going on?
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