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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
May be painful...: If sudden blockage, usually by passing a kidney stone, usually there is flank or back pain, often excrutiating (sometimes said to be one of the worst ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Block back pain: These are nerves that control small joints in the back and neck. The blocks are done to help diagnose and treat the source of back or neck pain. If th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible: Warm compresses and gentle cleansings may help to ease a blocked duct. Avoid oil based creams.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Rhythm problem: Av block is atrioventricular block. The heart beats in a synchronized manner because we have an electrical system. The generator of the electical pu ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Suppressed TSH: The lab result needs to be correlated with clinical symptoms.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Something does not add up. Thyroglobulin may be high for a number of reasons and can be controlled if needed. I don't understand why free T3 (liothyr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Different options: There are different kinds. When used for surgery, they make the part of the body numb--for example, they are often used for shoulder surgery. Often a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acute thyroiditis: I presume you are under medical care at this time for the thyroiditis. If not, see an endocrinologist.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not thyroid: Nodule does not appear autonomous ( doing its own thing) TSH still normal. No sptoms related to normal thyroid function. Sptoms usually come from an u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blocked arteries: We unfortunately do not cure blocked arteries at the present time. We do have diet, exercise, not smoking and various drugs and procedures to treat bl ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
TB and fertility: Tuberculosis is a known, but rare, cause of tubal blockage. Once diagnosed, a cure is unusual. Tb pills are used to stop progression, and prevent th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't self medicate : Please don't manage on your own, follow up with your doctor/ endocrinologist, for your own safety, good luck
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
53 years experience Neurology
Pain management: Epidural injections are done for various reasons, mostly to block pain. During labor, epidural injections are given for the pain of labor. Sometimes e ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Your TSH is suppressed. Consider finding a good integrative medicine doctor or an nd to help with the autoimmune process. They can suggest things to a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent wit ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve blocks: Nerve blocks in the neck are a godsend, with almost complete relief in some people, and no effect in others. It is still worth a try because it is far ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid tests: These appear to be normal values, but you did not provide the normal values: the normal range varies from one lab to another. If they're normal, t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
26 years experience Pain Management
Facet Injections!: The good news is that if medial branch blocks are not successful, another option is to ask your doctor about injecting into the facet joint directly w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Levothyroxine: This is the preparation of levothyroxine that is found in a number of countries including germany and austria. It is equivalent to the american levot ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Difficult to answer: Since you're on ptu (propylthiouracil) which inhibits thyroid function and hormone production. Would have to know when and how much ptu (propylthioura ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: I have done thousands without\ serious issues to my patients, except for bleeding from a punctured deep blood vessell. If properly done, great pain re ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Levels good: Your levels are perfect for someone who is on thyroid suppression after DX of thyroid cancer. Make sure you continue brand name replacement and freque ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: This does not indicate hashimotos thyroid disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimotos and that might be a reason why your doctor su ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Almost always thyroi: Subclinical hypothyroidism infers an elevated TSH with a normal free T4 level, little to no clinical symptoms. This is due to failure of the thyroid ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause and needs to be corrected.If you have elevated cholesterol and start taking drugs like statins it can be partly reversed and h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible to 1st : Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Fainting: Even by itself, the slowed heart rate could lead you to pass out, which is certainly dangerous if you're driving for example. That being said, as you ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid cancer: Your dose of synthroid (thyroxine) should be adjusted such that your TSH is suppressed, and yours is about right, although your endocrinologist may in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could ca ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rare complications: Nerve blocks and facet block do have risks and side effects. They include: elevated blood sugars rash itching weight gain extra energy soreness ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
It varies: Marcaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) that can be used for spinal or epidural anesthesia, or injected into an area to numb it. Depending o ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical spondylosis: The durability of a facet joint injection is variable and up to three injections can be performed in one year. A radiofrequency rhizotomy (burning the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: As most people with LBBB have heart muscle abnormalities, yes. But about 15% of people with left bundle branch block have structurally normal hearts, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Not Much...: ...If you stay "ahead" of the pain that will inevitably come as the block recedes and wears off. The anesthetic effect will diminish variably dependin ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy helps: You're noticing your negative thinking here, and that's an extremely important step towards health! you can indeed learn to interrupt these thoughts ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www.T ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Variable: But this procedure should be covered by most all insurance carriers. It is usually due with one or two diagnostic blocks and if successful completed w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
DEPENDS ON : How many calories a day you are consuming.

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