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Slightly overactive thyroid hormone

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: If a person with an overactive thyroid producing too much hormone, then removal of half of it will leave behind a smaller hormone-producing gland. Hor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid and periods: With either hyper or hypothyroidism, there can be a wide variety of menstrual disorders. It is not just a matter of estrogen, the cycling of estrogen ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Smoking?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter orthyroiditis: If not graves, it could be a toxic nodular goiter, or hashitoxicosis, or thyroiditis. Most forms of thyroiditis resolve spontaneously. If the hypert ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many things: Short term you can get palpitations, muscle shaking, more bowel movements, can't sleep, sweating more, weight loss, irritability, feeling hot, headach ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It doesn't: Graves' disease can cause both high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism) and bulging eyes (exophthalmos). The cause of both of these manifestation ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
In utero: About the 8-12 week of pregnancy while the fetus is still in utero.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: I would start your search by going online to Yahoo Images and type in Thyroid Hormone. You will find a number of illustrations that should help you. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Depending on how much thyroid tissue is removed, patients may need thyroid hormone replacement after surgery. Sometimes only half of the gland is rem ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple treatment: Years ago we found that once daily thyroid hormone supplements could help those with a low functioning or nonfunctioning thyroid gland. The expected d ... Read More

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