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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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If you have an underactive thyroid can that affect your ability to become pregnant?

If you have an underactive thyroid can that affect your ability to become pregnant?

Thyroid: Absolutely. Hypothyroidism is a major cause of infertility. See an endocrinologist if you have abnormal thyroid function. It can also affect the baby once pregnant. ...Read more

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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

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Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Only if you severely overdose on your thyroid replacement pills can this happen but then you will be hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read more

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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if i'm losing weight?

How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if i'm losing weight?

No: Weight loss is generally seen as a result of an overactive thyroid gland. Individuals with an underactive thyroid usually have problems with weight gain and difficulty losing weight. ...Read more

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Can you take elevit with iodine when you have an overactive thyroid?

Can you take elevit with iodine when you have an overactive thyroid?

Do not take: How was your overactive thyroid diagnosed/treated? Would suggest not taking anything with iodine until cleared by your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will an overactive thyroid make you go blind?

Will an overactive thyroid make you go blind?

Graves' disease: An overactive thyroid can cause graves' disease. This is a condition associated with swelling of the tissues that surround your eyes, leading to eyelid retraction ("bug eyes"). If severe enough, this can cause significant eye irritation, double vision and redness. In severe cases, the swelling can damage the optic nerve and cause major visual loss. This needs to be followed by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalance make you have seigers?

Can hormone imbalance make you have seigers?

Seizures?: If you mean "seizures", then yes there are some hormonal problems that can produce seizures or reduce your seizure threshold if you are seizure prone. The only common ones are diabetes with very high or low glucose levels, uncommon disorders which produce abnormal blood pressure, and overactive thyroids. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Thats how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more

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If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?

If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?

Was growth stunted?: Prolonged hypothyroidism with very elevated TSH can cause growth slow down in actively growing children. It is unusual to present like this when a child is seen annually by a pediatrician who plots height on a growth chart. If hypothyroidism was indeed profound then growth would resume with treatment, but final height may still be compromised by accelerating bone age with rx from initial delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have underactive thyroid gland problem?

It is possible but: It is possible for anybody to have underactive thyroid problem but why you ask this question. If you have symptoms or sus[pect you may have it check with your doctor and it can be diagnosed by a blood test for thyroid hormones and TSH which is excreted by pituatary and is a useful test to diagnose thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What causes a thyroid to become underactive?

Various causes: Most common cause is the body's own immune system attacks it and destroys it (or at least enough of it so that normal levels of thyroid hormone can't be made & secreted). This is called autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka Hashimoto's). Other causes: a surgeon removes the thyroid, the thyroid is destroyed by a dose of radioactive iodine used to treat hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Confused with my thyroid. Does a goiter mean you are making too much thyroid, or mean you don't have enough thyroid?

Confused with my thyroid.  Does a goiter mean you are making too much thyroid, or mean you don't have enough thyroid?

Either: A goiter is a term used to describe the enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are many reasons why a thyroid will be enlarged. Sometimes, the enlargement will cause hyperthyroid (too much), sometimes hypothyroid (not enough) and sometimes it has no effect on the function of the thyroid at all. You need a blood test to know what the enlargement (goiter) is causing. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight if your thyroid is underactive?

Yes you can: Once your hypothyroidism is treated with levothyroxine, and your TSH is normal, your metabolic rate should be the same as anyone else of your same age/weight/gender, and you should be able to lose weight. ...Read more

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If you are born without a thyroid gland how does this affect you?

If you are  born without a thyroid gland how does this affect you?

Medical emergency: Newborn blood screening identifies infants with abnormal thyroid function within a few days of life. Babies with low thyroid levels are seen by peds endocrinologists/pediatricians immediately to start thyroid hormone replacement. Depending on where you are, thyroid scan may be done to try identify if the gland is present. Treatment is asap to avoid brain damage to the infant. Most babies do well. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more