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how can i know if i have thyroid problems

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cohen
21 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Thyroid and Weight: Because the thyroid controls your body's metabolic rate, having an under-active or over-active thyroid gland may affect your weight. If your thyroid ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Goiter : is almost always benign so do not worry. On another note, you say that your TSH is high. That means your thyroid is a little lazy and you should do w ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Post-partum fatigue is normal- in fact, it would be unusual if you weren't tired. You just went through labor and delivery and now have a new baby ma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid: Yes There are many types of thyroid problems. Easy enough to check your thyroid with your doctor. They will do blood tests and perhaps an ultrasound
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience in Endocrinology
Exercise: Metabolism can be helped by increasing exercise, irrespective of your thyroid status. A combination of aerobic and strength training works best. Aim t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rule out pregnancy: Thyroid problems can cause irregular cycles, including missing a period altogether. However, from a gynecologists standpoint, any woman at any given t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possible hypothyroid: an elevated TSH may be due to decrease in thyroid gland function. You need to have a T3 and T4 blood tests. If you do not have gain and tiredness o ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thyroid imbalance: Can definitely impact your period. Hopefully, you are seeing your pcp or and endocrinologist who is managing your thyroid medicines. Once your thyro ... Read More

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