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Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Low ferritin is not nearly as worrisome as high ferritin.

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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What causes a cysts to form after a hysterectomy?

What causes a cysts to form after a hysterectomy?

Ovarian function: If your ovaries were left in place at the hysterectomy, they will still function. Your ovaries make a cyst every time they produce an egg (normal function).

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too.

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor.

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two.

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body.

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Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

No: Low ferritin is an indication of low iron and may be associates with anemia. It is not related to thyroid function.

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement.

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Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Yes: The vagina gets a bit shorter after a typical hysterectomy (1 cm or so). With a radical hysterectomy, a type of hysterectomy done for cervical cancer, it can get substantially shorter.

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Does hypothyroidism cause poor digestion?

Does hypothyroidism cause poor digestion?

Causes constipation: Hypothyoidism needs to be treated constipation would resolve if doesn't look for other causes 'poor digestion'

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility.

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Can hypothyroidism cause people to hallucinate?

Possible: In severe cases, this is possible. If your free thyroid hormones are normal, then the thyroid is not the cause.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more