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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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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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Have hypothyroid caused by restrictive eating as a teen. On 50mcg synthroid, never miss. Never had symptoms. Feel well. Is this type milder than hashimito?

Have hypothyroid caused by restrictive eating as a teen. On 50mcg synthroid, never miss. Never had symptoms. Feel well. Is this type milder than hashimito?

Partial replacement: When hypothyroidism is diagnosed, there is often residual thyroid functioning so full replacement is not needed as is the case for congenital absence of the thryoid gland. The causes of hypothyroidism are varied and not always identified. Hashimotos is one type of autoimmune condition that can result in minimal to significant underfuntioning. Your dose is low, and I'm glad you feel well. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause fibromyalgia or just the symptoms? ?

Does hypothyroidism cause fibromyalgia or just the symptoms? ?

The symptoms: Hypothyroidism can cause muscle aching and fatigue but not the characteristic trigger point tenderness of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Can hypoparathyrodism cause people to have seizures and what are other symptoms of the diasese and is it worse than hypothyroidism?

Yes, siezure happen: Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism are mainly due to low calcium in the blood - cramps, abnormal sensation, twitching, spasm of the hand, and seizure. Whereas, the symptoms of hypothyroidism are mainly due to low metabolism - tiredness, lethargy, low heart rate, dry, flaky skin, hair loss, deep voice etc.
Both are equally bad in full-fledged stage. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...Read more

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Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Many possible causes: Remember, diseases can cause symptoms, but having symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disorder. Hypothyroidism is very easy to check for with a simple blood test, and then you'll know for sure. Contact your physician. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be a cause for onset anxiety and depression symptoms and why?

Can hypothyroidism be a cause for onset anxiety and depression symptoms and why?

Possibly: Low thyroid levels affect every part of your body, including your brain. Depression can occur with hypothyroidism, not usually anxiety, though anxiety is common in general. I do not think the exact mechanism is known for why hypothyroidism causes depression, but probably involves changes in neurotransmitter levels. ...Read more

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I am B12 def & have hypothyroidism. Been having extreme neuro symtoms for 6 mos that dr says aren't neuro. Could B12 & thyroid cause symptoms?

I am B12 def & have hypothyroidism. Been having extreme neuro symtoms for 6 mos that dr says aren't neuro. Could B12 & thyroid cause symptoms?

Yes: This is hard to answer definitively without knowing more details of your symptoms, but B12 deficiency can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms & hypothyroidism can cause some. See http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences and the book could it be b12? For a long list of hypothyroid symptoms see http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/long-and-pathetic/. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer cause hypothyroid symptoms?

Can thyroid cancer cause hypothyroid symptoms?

Yes and No.: Thyroid Cancer itself does not cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Most people with thyroid cancer will have NO symptoms at all; some may have a lump in the lower neck, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness. Treatment for thyroid cancer (surgery to remove the thyroid) will cause hypothyroidism, but with proper treatment, there should be no symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

Yes: Common cold which is a viral infection can cause hypothyroidism through causing thyroiditis. This usually resolves within 4 to 6 weeks after the resolution of the viral infection and is not permanent. ...Read more

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What thyroid abnormalities can cause those over 36 to grow noticeably taller? In rare instances can hypothyroidism or Levoxyl do it? No other symptomS

What thyroid abnormalities can cause those over 36 to grow noticeably taller? In rare instances can hypothyroidism or Levoxyl do it? No other symptomS

None: In the absence of your taking growth hormone to build your body, I would look to your pituitary for a reason to have both thyroid and growth problems. An endocrinologist may be of help here. The best of wishes for good health. ...Read more

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Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Can a high TSH level but normal T4 cause hypothyroid symptoms or not?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be primary - caused by a weak thyroid gland or secondary to other hormonal problems, like a pituitary problem. Or your thyroid can become dysfunctional secondary to high insulin, estrogen or cortisol. If you have functional hypothyroidism, this problem can go undetected by routine screening tests. More extensive testing can often reveal abonormalities. This is very common. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: Thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/925147-overview#a5
a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Can taking high doses of Kelp cause a false high TSH reading? I don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

Kelp and hypothyroid: Https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2014/09/thyroid-issues-what-you-need-to-know-about-diet-and-supplements/

Kelp in capsule form can affect the thyroid, best to avoid. Would stop all kelp resume a nromal diet and repeat studies in 6 weeks. Hypothyroidism is common in young females and the TSH may swing between normal /abnormal for months till it totally becomes abnormal. F/u w/ednocrinologist ...Read more

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Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Several: This vague issue is more common when you are not well rested, are hungry, are under stress, are anxious or ill. The specifics of the illness is less important than the general state of wellness. Get more rest, follow a balanced diet, see a doc if needed and you should improve. ...Read more

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First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. Chronic hives. What causes this?

First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. Chronic hives. What causes this?

Thyroiditis: inflammation of the thyroid often impacts its function. TSH is usually a reflection of the thyroid present in the blood. When the thyroid is releasing a lot of hormone, it goes down and vice versa. The thyroid function only stabilize when the inflammation subsides or gets under controlled. ...Read more