|a clear-cut case of hyperthyroidism|
But sometimes things are really not so textbook. For example, to remember who is most at risk for gallstones, everyone thinks of the Four F's: Female, Fat, Forty, and Fertile. One day in college I get a call that my lanky 20-year old brother was in the emergency room with terrible abdominal pain. It turned out to be gallstones, and a LOT of them. My brother is not female, certainly not fat (especially three years ago), not forty, and not fertile (at least not in the estrogen-heavy-between-menarche-and-menopause sense of the word).
However, he had very recently gotten over a really intense infection and was on like 7 billion different antibiotics (I took some creative liberties there and exaggerated just a touch), and the gallstones were most likely caused by one of those. Once he stopped taking all the medications, the gallstones disappeared.
|wise like Yoda I am|
All I'm saying is .... sometimes things happen exactly as you expect them to, and sometimes they don't. (Yes, I know, I'm very wise.)