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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition.Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision.Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read more

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Besides head injury, pregancy, surgery,or pituitary tumor, what can cause one to have transient central diabetes insipidus? autoimmune?

Besides head injury, pregancy, surgery,or pituitary tumor, what can cause one to have transient central diabetes insipidus? autoimmune?

Hard to say: Hi. I'd like to see the evidence for transient DI. Most autoimmune DI (for which there is no clinical lab test...yet) is not transient as far as we know, although that would be high on the list of suspects for a transient DI, in my opinion, having excluded the other causes you mention. Consider yourself fortunate if it's transient! Happy 2015! ...Read more

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Any thoughts on cause of vibration like symptom, can it be related to my adrenal insufficiency, low-t, thyroiditis, poor renal function or seizures?

Any thoughts on cause of vibration like symptom, can it be related to my adrenal insufficiency, low-t, thyroiditis, poor renal function or seizures?

Possibly same cause: This is not an unusual symptom but it can be hard to find the cause. One possibility is mercury (or other heavy metal) toxicity- not easily diagnosed (it's best to do a chelation-challenge test). Mercury toxicity can cause thyroiditis, which can put stress on adrenals and lead to low t. Lyme disease could also cause all this. See http://bit.Ly/17lrp1j ; http://bit.Ly/igwd11 ; see comment:. ...Read more

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Could a hypoactive thyroid contribute to hypoglycemia symptoms?

Could a hypoactive thyroid contribute to hypoglycemia symptoms?

Not typically: Best to think of as separate issues to look for, not miss, possible different causes. ...Read more

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Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early phase of the disorder. You should see an endocrinologist for any change in thyroid size. ...Read more

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Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more

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Can methimazole fixed emotional problem due to hyperthyroidism ?

Can methimazole fixed emotional problem due to hyperthyroidism ?

Hyperthyroidism: Many people feel anxiety or "revved up"due to hyperthyroidism. Treating the hyperthyroidism (which may include methimazole) should help those symptoms once the thyroid hormone levels normalize. ...Read more

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Could hypothyroidism cause minor lymphadenopathy near thyroid?

Could hypothyroidism cause minor lymphadenopathy near thyroid?

It should not: Other causes should be entertained by you with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?

Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?

Doubt it: Hi. No, continuous exposure to cold has never been reported to damage the pituitary. Unlike the body surface, the pituitary is at core body temperature, so even in chilly Canada, your pituiarty's staying nice and cozy at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause macrocytic anemia in elderly. Can Hb reach 8.5 due to hypothyroidism.

Does hypothyroidism cause macrocytic anemia in elderly. Can Hb reach 8.5 due to hypothyroidism.

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause macrocytic anemia. This anemia is due to poor nutrition and/or poor absorption of folate and B12. Thyroid hormones assist in that absorption, so low levels of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 can lead to that anemia. Treatment should not only address the anemia, but also the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Could a depressed skull fracture lead to severe blood loss?

Could a depressed skull fracture lead to severe blood loss?

Bleeds in brain: Depressed skull fracture is an acute emergency that needs evaluation treatment immediately. Depressed skull fracture can cause bleeding inside the brain and depending on the site of injury can cause heavy bleeding. But the real danger is in brain damage by sunken pieces of the bone causing brain damage. Apart from immediate effects of injury it can cause long term changes in mood & behavior. ...Read more

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Saw endo for severe brain fog memory problems and severe headaches he referred to neuro but suggested could be due to hashimotos. Common? Tsh T4 good

Saw endo for severe brain fog memory problems and severe headaches he referred to neuro but suggested could be due to hashimotos. Common? Tsh T4 good

Yes: Read this excellent review: naturopathconnect.Com/articles/brain-fog-causes then read this one that specifically addresses thyroid and brain fog. www.ehow.com/facts_5612909_thyroid-brain-fog-symptoms.html thyroid brain fog is a characteristic symptom of low thyroid function, also know as hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Yes: hair loss is a typical result of active hashimoto thyroiditis. it occurs as a result of antibody targeting the hair follicle and targeting it for destruction by other immune cells ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more