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Will removing arachnoid cyst -3cm-left temp lobe-from psych patient cause change in personality?

Will removing arachnoid cyst -3cm-left temp lobe-from psych patient cause change in personality?

Why?: Why would the arachnoid cyst be removed? Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. Removing the cyst wouldn't be expected to benefit the psych problems or change personality. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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 would experts say? Could a heart attack cause a change in personality?

What would experts say? Could a heart attack cause a change in personality?

It can if people : Get depression or ptsd afterwards which is not uncommon as life threatening events affect individuals differently. ...Read more

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Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause a negative change in personality? Does it cause jaw tightness, jaw tremors?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) cause a negative change in personality? Does it cause jaw tightness, jaw tremors?

Geodon (ziprasidone): I'm not sure what you mean by "negative change in personality" -- but Geodon (ziprasidone) can certainly cause jaw tightness and jaw tremors. Likelihood of such side effects increases with dose. It can also cause sedation, and this might affect the way you express yourself ("personality"). ...Read more

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Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Not really: "maternity blues" which is post delivery depression happens at times, but treatable, at any rate if you are suffering, please seek professional help and counseling, good luck ...Read more

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Symptoms:lack of concentration, change in personality, irritable, headaches, cannot focus, no interest in life, tired, forgetting words, dizzy, backpain?

Depression: Make sure that you get blood tests and be evaluated by a family dr. To exclude other medical problems. In addition, you may be suffering from depression and will need to see a psychiatrist also. ...Read more

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Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?

Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?

Possibly: There are several labs that can be done to distinguish other possible causes of arthritis, though there is no test that is specific for osteoarthritis and yes, thyroid problems can contribute to bone issues. ...Read more

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If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?

If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?

Anxiety is not: A common symptom of hypothyroidism. If your brand name T4 replacement has brought your thyroid levels back to normal, then there is no need to change replacement and you need to look for other possible causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Tsh 5.5 ft3 3.8 ft4 14. Opinions on an endocrinologist who will not treat hypothyroid until TSH over 10 and says fatigue is from my type a personality?

Tsh 5.5 ft3 3.8 ft4 14. Opinions on an endocrinologist who will not treat hypothyroid until TSH over 10 and says fatigue is from my type a personality?

Consider change: Depends on the lab normal values. Tsh may go to 5 in some labs for normal values, although most will be 2-3 ; ft4 should be less than 13 should not have a high or a high-normal TSH combined with a high ft4. Needs reevaluation- would consider alternate endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

What causes hypothyroidism?

Hypothyriodism: The thyroid either quits functioning or decreases functioning many times for unknown reasons. If someone receives treatment for hyperthyroidism they often become hypothyroid. ...Read more