What is the role of thyroid function testing in the workup of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Thyroid function tests may be helpful. Check thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels to rule out hypothyroidism in patients whose constipation is refractory to dietary management.


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