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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. 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


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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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Hv Hoshimoto/hypothyroid. Lost 135 lbs 5 yrs ago thru healthy eating & lots of excercise. I hv gained 35 lbs back. Cortisol high & cn tht cause gain?

Hv Hoshimoto/hypothyroid. Lost 135 lbs 5 yrs ago thru healthy eating & lots of excercise. I hv gained 35 lbs back. Cortisol high & cn tht cause gain?

Probably, but: With hypothyroidism, uncontrolled, you can have weight gain too easily, not necessarily the cortisol alone, and you are on prednisone, better follow up with your 1ry MD / Endocrinologist.
Let me congratulate you for achieving this weight loss through exercise and diet, best wishes ...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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Dx w/ hypothyroid & on synthroid. Just got tpo test done and came back normal (no antibodies). What could be cause of my hypo then if not autoimmune?

Dx w/ hypothyroid & on synthroid. Just got tpo test done and came back normal (no antibodies). What could be cause of my hypo then if not autoimmune?

Primary: The negative TPO means that the problem is not from a known autoimmune process, and the problem is more likely from a primary thyroid or pituitary failure ...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

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Could a seatbelt cause injury to your chest when your in a car accident?

Could a seatbelt cause injury to your chest when your in a car accident?

Most certainly: Depending on the speed of the crash and from what direction you were hit, the restrictive mechanism of the seatbelt has the potential to cause damage to the chest wall as well as other structures within the chest. A thorough history and physical examination by your primary care provider or an emergency room physician would be warranted if you are having pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?

First see your: Physician for evaluation and treatment. Next, notify your employer to file a claim under worker comprnsation as per the laws if your state. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident in 2007 & lately I've been noticing my nerves are twitching & jumpy. Could it be the injury caused to my neck?

I was in a car accident in 2007 & lately I've been noticing my nerves are twitching & jumpy. Could it be the injury caused to my neck?

Possibly: Possibly, depending on what your symptoms are and which nerves are twitching and jumpy. See a neurologist for further evaluation, such as with emg/ncs or imaging studies. ...Read more

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Why can't my neurologist confirm or deny that a car accident caused my seizure? My test results all came back normal.

Trouble with tests: This has to do with the tests- they cannot answer every question. Especially when the results are normal. For example:

If the MRI showed an injury to the brain, or the EEG showed a focal abnormality, related to an injury from the accident, then the answer = yes. But if the tests are normal, the answer is indeterminate. ...Read more

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Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Can neck injury from a car accident cause problems later in life if it was not properly rehabilitated?

Maybe: Although its possible it really depends how severe your injury was. It's unlikely a minor sprain or strain would result in significant pain years later, but if you developed a disc herniation with radicular pain, and never had it treated, it might be possible. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon told me that I have a hot spot on MRI of my back after car accident. Can that cause pain in my thighs?

Neurosurgeon told me that I have a hot spot on MRI of my back after car accident. Can that cause pain in my thighs?

Really can't answer: Any abnormality on your MRI has to be correlated with your symptoms and physical exam findings. Your neurosurgeon is best able to do that. ...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


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more