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what is the foggy thinking or inability to concentrate come from with thyroid issues?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Common: Difficulty with thinking and concentrating can be a result of low thyroid or hypothroidism. See your doctor for some simple blood tests.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I have a thyroid condition and I want to conceive?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Get stable first: Thyroid conditions are common. They don't necessarily mean problems during pregnancy if your condition is treated adequately before and during pregnancy. So get diagnosed and treatment and, once stable, feel free to get pregnant.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My throat is really hurting, can I take medicated lozenges?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Over the counter throat lozenges are safe to take in pregnancy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Will the person be awake with an endotracheal tube in his throat?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
General anesthesia : At the end of the procedure, your anesthesia provider emerges you from general anesthesia. Well done there is no awareness of the endotracheal tube for the patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are common thyroid problems?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous.

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