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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Graves' disease include:: Thyroid surgery.

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Consult your doctor: There are risks and benefits to taking medication when you're pregnant. There are also risks to untreated thyroid disease. Your doctor may want to c ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes the medicines are safe. Your thyroid tests need to be monitored to make sure they are stable over time. A rise in your hormones can alter your thy ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: You can take norethindrone. It will likely delay your period while you are taking it. It is not dangerous and it is short acting.
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, but take it for a full month if you take it at all. Not a good idea to do very often. Can upset regulation of periods.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not characteristic: Hi. Graves' glands usually aren't painful. There is a condition called a painful thyroiditis, which is different from Graves', and is self limited. Ha ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: no and no unless they can smell it on your body or you are acting under the influence. By the way if you are that concerned good reason to stop!
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
32 years experience Family Medicine
Grave's Disease: Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). While a number of disorders may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
immune system quirk: This is an disorder where a persons immune system develops antibodies (like you would to a virus) but these attack the thyroid gland. This causes an o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Way too much coffee: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Get treated: Hi. Graves' disease needs to be treated. 2 real options & 1 third option. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend treating you with radioac ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Various ways: In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, on ... Read More
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