Hi, I went to the doctors about a small lump in my upper abdomen and constant IBS type symptoms. I was given an ultrasound and blood tests. 2 weeks later i get the results and he tells me there is no solid mass so nothing to worry about. But my blood reveals I am borderline to having an underactive Thyroid, my Ultrasound also said I have small kidneys with slight scarring on my right one. Basically he gave me some tablets for IBS (colofac) and 25mcg of Levothyroxine to take daily for 3 months and then I'm to have blood tests again to check the underachieve thyroid.
I've not taken the colofac but have taken the Levothyroxine for the last 10 days. I feel no different at all. He gave me no info on either thing, just literally said "take these."
My blood results were as below
Free T4 13.3
There are other blood results but not sure which are relevant to the thyroid!
Is bloating normal with underachieve thyroid or should I be looking for another reason? My upper abdomen bloats so much it feels like I'm ready to give birth and my muscles are being pushed to their limits ( I suspect this is what is causing the small lump)
Help would be much appreciated as I've made an appointment to see a different doctor that has been good in the past at sorting any problems out for me. I have to wait nearly 3 weeks to see him though. I'd like to be informed before the appointment, unfortunately the doctors surgery i go to is large and you rarely see the same doctor twice!
Thanks in advance.