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gas & bloating, extreme fatigue & large lymph nodes

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I normally have irregular periods, sometimes going as long as 5 months without one (hasn't happened for about 2 years). Recently it has been fairly regular, maybe a week or so late. I am now 2 weeks late but have been experiencing cramping (nothing too bad). My breasts normally become VERY tender & swollen. They are currently only very mildly tender & it seems to come & go by the day. I've had on & off diarrhea for 2 weeks. For the past 8 or so months I've been experiencing gas & bloating, extreme fatigue & large lymph nodes behind/below my ears. I've gone to see my doctor & she said my thyroid levels were a little on the low side. She put me on 25 mcg of levothyroxine in February. It has not helped my fatigue at all, I still nap for around 2-3 hours after work, wake up, eat & go back to bed. I went back 2 weeks ago & she said my thyroid levels were closer to normal but weren't totally normal yet. She made no changes & told me to come back in 6 months. Any advice?


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replied June 6th, 2014
Womens Conditions Answer A47668
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Take a pregnancy test and see. Apart from that, test for diabetes, anemia and adrenal gland problems. Get your BP monitored regularly.

The bloating etc can be due to polycystic ovary, so an ultrasound of abdomen is important. Also, possibility of an inflammatory bowel disorder like IBS, Crohn’s, celiac, lactose intolerance etc should be looked into.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!


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