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Can a thyroglossal cyst cause weight problems?

Can a thyroglossal cyst cause weight problems?

No: These are nuisance lesions that are left over from the descent of the gland from the mouth of the unborn child. Unless infection or surgery has destroyed the entire thyroid gland, which is very unlikely, look elsewhere for the cause of weight gain -- or as is most common, see what happens to your weight when you pursue some sort of exercise that you enjoy. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Can you gain weight from a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

No: The removal of the cyst does not effect your thyroid levels possibly your recovery kept you from being as active, thus leading to some weight gain. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Dermoid: Dermoids or teratomas are a tumor of the germ cells or eggs in the ovary. A very poor diet or poor nutritional status could affect your body's natural ability to stop the growth of tumor cells. ...Read more

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Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Yes: If an Ovary is not functioning right because of cysts or a tumor it may present as abnormal menstrual bleeding ...Read more

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause weight loss?

Can ovarian cyst cause weight loss?

Yes: If you have a decreased appetite or pain or the cyst is not a cyst (cancer) wt can decrease. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Can an ovarian cyst cause numbness?

Low likelihood: Benign cysts don't cause nerve damage. A cancerous cyst could potentially spread to local or distant places and may affect some nerve also thus causing numbness. ...Read more

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If a thyroid nodule is large can it cause problems?

If a thyroid nodule is large can it cause problems?

Yes: A large nodule can compress and deviate arteries/trachea causing breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause lower back pain(current) ? Can a ovarian cyst cause a miscarriage (3yrs ago) ? Diagnosed a week ago with ovarian cyst .

Ovarian cyst: Pain from the very insist would normally be filled in front and to one side or the other. However it is possible to have pain in the back from the cyst. Ovarian cysts again not the usual cause of miscarriages however, you can get a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst which lowers the Progesterone level which leads to miscarriage. Not a typical cause of miscarriage… But I have seen situations where Progesterone levels are very low in the presence of such assist. Check Progesterone levels and supplement if needed ...Read more

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Persistent ovarian cyst and hard mass in breast, is there an underlying problem causing this?

Persistent ovarian cyst and hard mass in breast, is there an underlying problem causing this?

Might be benign : Benign causes are more common at this age. As long as you are followingup with your doctor you should be fine..... Do you have a family history of cancer ? ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Can thyroid issues cause a miscarriage?

Yes: Thyroid hormones are very important for pregnancy and could cause problems if severely dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Can a precancerous lesion cause fertility problems?

Can a precancerous lesion cause fertility problems?

Need more info: Where is this precancerous lesion is located anyway? What therapy did you get for this lesion? If this is located in the ovaries and you have them removed- off course you will have infertility. If you have precancerous like dcis in the breast and you get treatment like tamoxifen- you could be infertile. If this is lesion on skin- post surgery- that has nothing to do with infertility. ...Read more

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Thyroglossal Cyst (Definition)

A thyroglossal cyst is a fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct. It is a developmental anomaly. See an ...Read more