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Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves?

Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves?

Breast Feeding thyro: Safety of breast feeding while on anti thyroid medicines.Anumber of studies found no effect on thyroid function and physical and intellectual development in infants who are brest fed while on ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) Methimazole and tapazole. Methimazole and tapazole cross in the milk easily, but ptu (propylthiouracil) is crossed in small amont and is preferable still some physicians have concern abut thyroid suupression, goiter and devel. ...Read more

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Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more


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When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

When you start your antithyroid medication, how long does it take for you to feel better?

Hyperthyroid treatmt: If you are hyperthyroid (eg. Graves disease) and start on a proper dose of methimazole, it may take several weeks for the T4 level to go down and for you to feel better. This is why beta blockers are often used; they don't affect the T4, but they help you feel better right away. ...Read more

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Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Any side effects to antithyroid medication?

Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read more

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Could I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves' disease?

Could I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for graves' disease?

Maybe: Many pediatricians strongly discourage breastfeeding while taking ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. These meds can affect the baby by lowering his thyroid hormone levels right at the time he needs them for growth and brain development. Others will monitor the baby for any signs of slow growth or get blood tests to check thyroid levels. Close supervision is essential. ...Read more

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My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! what is wrong with my thyroid?

My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! what is wrong with my thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: I don't know the normals in your lab but those numbers look abnormal if i follow our levels here. The TSH looks high and the ft4 looks low which shows your thyroid is likely underworking. Wait for your doctor to explain and give the proper treatment depending on your laboratory levels there. ...Read more

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I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when i get infection?

I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when i get infection?

Yes: Most of the antibiotics are safe to take along with the thyroid medicine, provided you are not allergic to that particular antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of  antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?

Side Effects: Starting with a fairly high dose of thyroxine may cause palpitations, insomnia and possible atrial fibrillation. If serum TSH is over 10, start with 50ug thyroxine and every 2 weeks increase to 75 etc., then 88 etc. ...Read more

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more

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Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?

Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations.Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs?Is it necessary?

Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations.Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs?Is it necessary?

Yes: Yes it is safe and is necessary but first you need to complete the workup. I recommend seeing an endocrinologist at this time to sort this out. If your doctor does not want to and opt to treat this, the recommendation is ptu (propylthiouracil) for the first trimester and tapazole 2nd trimester and onward. This is the new recommendation... But i highly recommend working this up systematically. ...Read more

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I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?

I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?

Yes: TPO antibodies indicate that your immune system is producing AB against your Thyroid. Look up Leaky Gut and address it by diet, (no gluten or dairy) supplementation, and life style changes. Once resolved you AB will get to normal levels. ...Read more

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What is a micro wound?

What is a micro wound?

Simple definition: A wound is the name given to a break in the lining of our bodies or an organ of any depth that occurs from an external cause (trauma, surgery, a paper cut, a skin tear, etc). An ulcer is when the skin break occurs from an internal cause resulting in a break in the lining (stomach ulcer, diabetic or venous ulcer). A micro wound would be a very small break in the skin. This is an unusual term. ...Read more

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Can micro dermabrasion hurt?

Can micro dermabrasion hurt?

No: At lot of patients describe it feeling similar to a cat's raspy tongue licking you! so, it's not a big deal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a micro stroke?

What are the causes of a micro stroke?

Causes of a stroke: The causes of a mini stroke or TIA are the same as the causes of a regular stroke- high blood pressure, arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, smoking, atrial fibrillation and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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How do I know if micro dermal gone wrong?

How do I know if micro dermal gone wrong?

Microdermal implant: Is there redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth, pain, pus? ...Read more

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Would a TSH lab reading of 4.680 require thyroid medication?

Would a TSH lab reading of 4.680 require thyroid medication?

It might,,: This is at the upper limit of normal for most lab reference ranges, so it depends on whether or not you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, and your other thyroid readings like freet4, etc.. It would be smart to see your doctor to get these tests of you haven't and to discuss therapy. Good luck. ...Read more