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my body has bouts of itching from back of legs to shoulders

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my body has bouts of itching from back of legs to shoulders and body at separate times but one after the other. there is no rash or discoloration no soreness. However I have high blood pressure type 2 diabetes and take simvastatin, metphormin 2000mg daily
I have heard that this could be related to kidney disease.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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blood testing can check if your kidneys are functioning properly. and if you have normal BUN and creatinine levels.

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abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause dry skin and bouts of itching skin on your body.

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you should ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone levels.

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metformin can often cause itchy skin as well.

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you should get your liver enzymes checked regularly if you are on simvastatin.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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blood testing can check if your kidneys are functioning properly. and if you have normal BUN and creatinine levels.

Dr. David :

abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause dry skin and bouts of itching skin on your body.

Dr. David :

you should ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone levels.

Dr. David :

metformin can often cause itchy skin as well.

Dr. David :

you should get your liver enzymes checked regularly if you are on simvastatin.

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let me know if you have other questions.