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I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. al?

I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. al?

Unclear question.: If your question is whether the bulging disk in the neck is related to thyroid disease, the answer is ("an almost") NO. It is VERY UNLIKELY. Thyroid disease can cause neurologic symptoms, but not the other way around. If you've not had neurologic symptoms prior or after the car accident, the bulging disk may be incidental (a "red herring"). 50% of humans have bulging disks with no neurologic probl ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

ASIA scoring: It depends on your asia score. This will include whether or not you have rectal sensation or tone, which would define a complete verse incomplete lesion. If you have a true complete injury, then you may gain a single level, but otherwise the paralysis is normally permanent. If you have partial sparing below the injury, it may not be permanent. Most gains in first three months, then up to 1yr. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with hypothyroidism but refused treatment. I get checked regularly still and this time test came back normal? What could cause this?

Was diagnosed with hypothyroidism but refused treatment. I get checked regularly still and this time test came back normal? What could cause this?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid which is confirmed by lab tests showing an elevated TSH. If TSH is just barely abnormal, treatment could be considered based upon symptoms http://goo.gl/L0oOTB. However, lab tests aren't 100% accurate - there's always some degree of uncertainty so if TSH is barely abnormal & you feel perfectly normal w/o symptoms, it's ok to repeat & recheck w/o meds ...Read more

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Is lower back and tailbone pain caused by my hypothyroidism?

Is lower back and tailbone pain caused by my hypothyroidism?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

Yes: Common cold which is a viral infection can cause hypothyroidism through causing thyroiditis. This usually resolves within 4 to 6 weeks after the resolution of the viral infection and is not permanent. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid take .75mg levo daily. When i lay down or have my head far back or to my chest my throght is tight and is hard to swollow causes?

I have hypothyroid take .75mg levo daily. When i lay down or have my head far back or to my chest my throght is tight  and  is hard to swollow causes?

Not : Thyroid related. You should discuss this swallow problem with your doctor . Does it ever bother you after eating spicy foods? Do you ever get a foul taste in your mouth or burp up food? Just a thought. ...Read more

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Is there any condition that could cause both neutropenia and hypothyroidism? All orderedblood tests and bone marrow biopsy came back normal/negative.

Is there any condition that could cause both neutropenia and hypothyroidism? All orderedblood tests and bone marrow biopsy came back normal/negative.

Unrelated: Hypothyroidism is very common condition, so it is not uncommon to have other conditions that can coexist independent of each other. Neutropenia is often caused by bone marrow damage of some kind or other, although on rare occasions it can be congenital(since birth, cause unknown). The degree of neutropenia matters. So you should give us all the numbers of your CBC...such as WBC count & Neutrrophil ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more