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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I ve been experiencing hot n burning sensations in my skin. I checked for thyroid disorder but all is ok. but I still felt d hot n burning sensations.

I ve been experiencing hot n burning sensations in my skin. I checked for thyroid disorder but all is ok. but I still felt d hot n burning sensations.

Investigate: Nerve damage to the peripheral nerves can cause this even if the thyroid is normal. Also certain allergic reactions could give this symptom, or a metabolic disorder. Would continue to have it evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My ear has been hurting for a week it's like a burn pain plus I have thyroid ?

My ear has been hurting for a week it's like a burn pain plus I have thyroid ?

Otalgia: Ear pain are nonspecific and many times related to TMJ pain, cervical arthritis, dental infection, headaches etc. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I feel horrible, sweaty, burning up, thyroid hurts, I'm scared the ER won't take me seriously or do all of the thyroid tests what if they only do ths?

I feel horrible, sweaty, burning up, thyroid hurts, I'm scared the ER won't take me seriously or do all of the thyroid tests what if they only do ths?

ER: Do not be shy of the Emergency facility - they will take good care of you. Make sure you fully report the medical issues about which you are concerned. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid , I have taken thyroxin for years ?

I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid , I have taken thyroxin for years ?

Maybe (not) . . .: It might also be due to your oral antihistamine or seroxat (paroxetine). Lots of other possible reasons. New soaps/lotions/detergents? New clothing? Recent travel or camping? Bottom line: go see your doctor & tell him/her about your concerns. Also be sure to give timeline as to when rash started relative to any of above, eg new bottle of medications, perhaps due to switch in generic manufacturers. ...Read more

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Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Doubt thyroid: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. A tender thyroid suggests DeQuervain's but burning / paresthesias less so. Look for some other cause of your illness. I believe we've met before -- Remember Sjogren's and Hashimoto's as causes of CNS vasculitis / myelin loss. Good luck on continuing workup. ...Read more