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symptoms of overactive thyroid problems in women

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience in Pediatrics
Hypothyroid: Dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, fatigue, cold intolerance, forgetful, depressed, moody, weight gain, swallowing difficulty.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience in Breast Surgery
Endocrinologist: You need to see someone who can confirm the diagnosis of an over active thyroid, then initiate a treatment plan. Start with your primary doctor, who ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
45 years experience in Endocrinology
Hyperthyroidism risk: Female gender increases risk several fold; having a recent major stressful event also increases risk. These include childbirth, surgery and major emot ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperth ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: If you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, the blood tests should already showed it. At least the TSH should be low. If everything were normal, then it' ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Overactive thyroid: It is called hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, large thyroid in neck, frequent bowel movements, increased appetite ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Thyroid nodule: If you're having symptoms or hyperthyroid, need to return to fp or see endocrinologist for thyroid function tests as well as thyroid ultra-sound/scan/ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Imaging,lab tests: First visit your primary care doc. Get examined clinacally, to exclude lymphn. Need to r/o simple overactive thyroid versus hyperactive thyroid cance ... Read More
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