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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Most often: inflammation with antibodies that inhibit production of thyroid homone

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Low thyroid hormone: Being produced by thyroid gland can cause fatigue, constipation , dry skin, loss of hair and other symptoms.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recomme ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
No.: Thyroid hormone corrects the effect of an underactive thyroid.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
Occur together: It is probably more likely that the nodules happen to occur along with hypothyroidism, i.e., whatever caused the hypothyroidism cause the nodules as w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is common: Hypothyroidism is the name for an underactive thyroid and is quite common to encounter in my office. Simple blood tests and find this, and i usually o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: This is one symptom of hypothyroidism.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Some of the nodules could be hyperactive and cause hyperthyroidism( increase production of thyroid hormones).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
I'm sorry: But i don't understand your question. What are cummulative thyroid function tests? If there's a problem with your tsh, check w/your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Callman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: With mild hypothyroidism, there may be no symptoms.As the level of thyroid hormone diminishes, however, you may notice fatigue, weight gain, dry skin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Can coexist : Thyroid cancer can coexist with hyperthyroidism especially with multi nodular goitersbut rare.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Generally not: Rarely. Make sure you're receiving brand name T4 replacement, as generics are generally unreliable.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Especially if you don't have anti-thyroid antibodies, thyroid function may be temporarily aberrant , or, the interpretation of labs when off of levoth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
No routine: There probably isn't a routine age at which it is recommended that all people be tested for an underactive thyroid. However, older people can have an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Most thyroid nodules do not require any treatment. If a nodule needs to be removed, that is done by a surgeon and not an endocrinologist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Blood tests: In the us the most commonly identifiable reason for an under active thyroid is autoimmune. Therefore, blood tests to look for anti thyroid antibodies ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Labs: You need to have TSH and free thyroxine or total thyroxine levels measured in your blood.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Hi. No, therapy with Cytomel (liothyronine) (T3) cannot cause subacute thyroiditis.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
See doc 4 checkup: Could b anxiety but need work up to determine source of symptoms.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
33 years experience in General Surgery
It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It depends/can mean,: This can mean under active thyroid depending on the ranges and whether or not there're symptoms of hypothyroidism, like fatigue, sensitivity to cold, ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
32 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: What do you mean by "thyroid symptoms?" if your thyroid functions are normal there could be something else causing those symptoms.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: As long as it's being treated properly, it should pose no problem with the pregnancy. The replacement dose might need to be increased temporarily duri ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: its possible, but no one really knows when or if that will happen. So if the thyroid is moderateley to severely underfunctioning it is wise to provide ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
15 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Of course, much depends on the underlying cause , but generally, there is no "cure." there is treatment, in the form of supplemental thyroid hormone, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Not sure what they are testing for. There are drug screens that will identify the presence of any medication/drug, but most likely they are only testi ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Not likely . . .: Sorry to hear about your mom. Check out https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=403&activesectionid=10 for info re a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends: Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condiction called mixedema coma, a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism. It manifests as low heart rate, low ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Body position: Often puffy eyes are related to excess body water. When you sleep, feet up, excess body fluid will collect where it can. The soft tissues around the e ... Read More
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