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Thyromegaly: Severe thyromegaly (goiter) can cause difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, or hoarseness and usually without hormonal changes. Thyroid glands that cause these symptoms are usually large enough for you to feel by palpating at the base of your neck above the collar bones, esp with swallowing. Sometimes you can even see fullness/swelling in the neck. Obesity can hide this exam. ...Read more
My boyfriend has short breaths, palpitations, loss of appetite, discomfort in the throat, burp pains, and anxiety. Tests are normal. Thyroid problem?
Maybe.: What tests were done? The usual tests that are done to rule in or out are thyroid studies, cardiac problems(EKG, stress test), anemia (CBC), GI work up (EGD, Upper GI tests)EENT examinations and of course a good mental status to rule out anxiety or depression. A general physical examination can eliminate some problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer