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Can A Car Accident With Back Injuries Cause Hypothyroidism
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
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
Sudden sharp shooting pain just below my left shoulder blade and a little lower down my back. It hurts to breathe deeply or move certain ways. I have hashimotos disease and am hypothyroid. I haven't had a back injury. Any insight into possibilities?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You are not suppose to take when you drive. ...Read more
I was recently in a car accident. I was seen in the ER and sent home with pain medicine for neck and back injuries. I have a follow up appt with my primary care doctor on tomorrow. What should I expect to happen?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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
Lumbar injury, hypothyroid 2012. 123lbs noticed a ton of lumps bumps n thighs while walking now 153lb. Cellulite or a muscle condition from injury?
See below: You can tell only after your family doctor's examination. ...Read more
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
I was injured while at work during a car accident, which caused a neck injury. What should I do next?
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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