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ok here it goes: I have had chronic diarrhea for over 4 years recently 1st of july finally got a colonoscopy and the doc found 5 polyps and did a  biopsy, results negative, I have excessive sweating to where i am taking up to 4 showers a day and after procedure in july i have swelling in ankles and cramps in legs and heat sensation at bottom of my feet, the heat sensation i have had on and off for about 2 years. I actually think these are symptoms for peripheral neuropathy as it is some of the symptoms my sister had before she was diagnosed and no she wanst a diabetic till after 3-4 years of diagnosis, I belive it is inherited peripheral neuropathy. what is the actions i should be taking to figure what is wrong and i am not a diabetic at all. thanks for your help anything would be appreciated. lillie
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have you had your thyroid checked? It sounds like it is having a difficult time regulating your internal body temperature. I would go and have a full thyroid panel run. The sweating and the cramping and the swelling are all thyroid symptoms. It can lead to to the neuropathy. It is also your hypothalamus. You need to see an Endocrinologist ASAP!!!
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You got cancer.
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thank you so much!! I have been telling the same thing to my regular physician, but blood work was drawn last week and i am not sure what he was checking. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago was given synthroid 50 mg was on almost a year lost my job and a way to get med no money no meds no insurance. so when my hub got insurance thru his new job that's what I had checked first and no thyroid prob, which I couldnt believe.  I dont know there are days that i feel like i am crawling out of my skin and being almost 50 feels like my bod is falling apart.
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Well, if thyroid problems are ruled out and so also diabetes then you need to rule out pheochromocytoma, cancers, carcinoid syndromes, tuberculosis and other infections. The symptoms could also be related to chronic diarrhea. Primarily Crohn’s disease should be ruled out. Along with gut symptoms skin disorders, peripheral neuropathy and arthritis too are commonly seen with Crohn’s. Crohn’s disease is a difficult entity to diagnose. An upper GI series using barium dye is done to see the condition of small intestines. The degree of involvement of the large and small intestine may vary from person to person.  A biopsy is the most confirmatory.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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