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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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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid.
However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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Can major anxiety cause your tongue to feel swollen along with hypothyroid and also I have awful acid reflux?

Can major anxiety cause your tongue to feel swollen along with hypothyroid and also I have awful acid reflux?

The whole 9 yards: I am afraid secondary to your anxiety, you're mixing up everything in one pot. Swollen tongue, hypothyroidism, and acid reflux are all separate entities and are not related to your anxiety. ...Read more

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Could hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: A common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Your thyroid has some element of inflammation, and you may have an enlarged thyroid. Because of this inflammation, nearby swollen lymph nodes are common. If an ultrasound of the thyroid is done, they can look at these lymph nodes to make sure there is nothing suspicious about them. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, not likely: This may be a coincidence; hypothyroidism doe snot do anything to the lymph nodes. Find some other reason for it. ...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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Hypothyroidism I have been on meds for a long time and have noticed that my thyroid is still swollen I have my thyroid #s regul. Am I ok? Dr not cons

Hypothyroidism I have been on meds for a long time and have noticed that my thyroid is still swollen I have my thyroid #s regul. Am I ok? Dr not cons

NEED DETAIL: How long is long time? What is the dose of levothyro? Did you have ultrasound before & after levothyro? Need exact values of lab test before & after levo? Was hypothyroidism primary or secondary? Are your other symptoms still persisting after levothyro -e.g., cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, lethargy, decreased heart rate etc.? ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should I go back to doctors?

Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should I go back to doctors?

Goiter: Thyroid conditions can lead to goiter, commonly referred to by patient's as "neck looks swollen". Medical treatment of the condition should help shrink the goiter. If the goiter persists or returns after initiating treatment, it requires further evaluation by the doctor. ...Read more

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How quickly do lymph nodes enlarge w/nhl? Is it more rapid w/hashi's & hypothyroid? How quickly do swollen nodes return to normal size after infection

How quickly do lymph nodes enlarge w/nhl? Is it more rapid w/hashi's & hypothyroid? How quickly do swollen nodes return to normal size after infection

Lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes related to acute infection may last 1-2 weeks. If swollen lymph glands persists more than 3-4 weeks- needs to be evaluated further. In hashimoto's -symptoms of hypothyroidism usually would be the most common presentation- not so much presented with swollen lymph glands. Swollen lymph gland in nhl will depend on the agressiveness of the nhl. In agressive nhl, it can be rapid. ...Read more

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I have given birth 5 weeks ago but my feet and ankles are still puffed and really swollen. Could my hypothyroidism have any influence to that?

I have given birth 5 weeks ago but my feet and ankles are still puffed and really swollen. Could my hypothyroidism have any influence to that?

It is not uncommon: To have foot/ankle swelling five weeks post partum. I would recommend not adding any salt to your foods and elevate legs as much as possible. Compressive below knee socks/stockings with pressure at least 18-20mm/hg may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

VERY POSSIBLY: As there are different types of ankle and foot swelling, you should be examined and evaluated by a doctor. Although heart disease must be first ruled out, your symptoms could well be caused by an underactive thyroid gland. If you have other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, even if blood tests are "normal", you should discuss a trial of thyroid medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I'm suppose to be on medication just haven't had 2nd round of blood work done yet. My thyroid is always swollen however, on occasion it is so swollen I can hardly swallow. Why is this? Flare up maybe? And should I be concerned? Than

I have hypothyroidism. I'm suppose to be on medication just haven't had 2nd round of blood work done yet. My thyroid is always swollen however, on occasion it is so swollen I can hardly swallow. Why is this? Flare up maybe? And should I be concerned? Than

Goiter: Enlarged thyroid glands at times extend below the throat into the upper chest cavity where they can impinge upon the esophagus. Discuss this with your physician or thyroidologist who can order the appropriate imaging tests to see if this is the case with you. ...Read more

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25y/o male w/prolactinoma. Thyroid bloodwork normal. Doc says thyroid slightly swollen. Body temp 97.5 oral/feel cold a lot. How is hypothyroid diagnose?

Thyroid prolactin: Hypothyroid is diagnosed with thyroid blood tests. You would expect an elevated TSH and a low free t4. There is an interaction between thyroid and prolactin. If you are hypothyroid and have an elevated tsh, this will raise the prolactin; correcting the thyroid will normalize the prolactin. But this may not apply to you. The "swollen thyroid" may be separate. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I am 37...Have had hypothyroidism since 2001...I was diagnosed with diabetics last week not sure how bad...I have had every ultrasound they can think of my lyphm nodes are swollen in my arm point...I am always tired...I am not sure what they r looking for

I am 37...Have had hypothyroidism since 2001...I was diagnosed with diabetics last week not sure how bad...I have had every ultrasound they can think of my lyphm nodes are swollen in my arm point...I am always tired...I am not sure what they r looking for

Not sure related: The swollen lymph nodes and fatigue can be related to many different conditions- including but not limited to infections, autoimmune disease or cancer. The DX of diabetes may be an incidental finding- unless it is very poorly controlled or related to a abnormalityin your pancreas- o/w it doesn't usually cause swollen nodes- it would be very important to cmplete your work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Thyroid panel tests came back normal. I've a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol, Creatinine in normal range?

My Thyroid panel tests came back normal. I've a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol, Creatinine in normal range?

Thyroid: Has your doctor ordered an imaging study of your thyroid? If so, and all was OK, thyroid is not an issue for you. If not yet done you should have thyroid imaging done.
If all thyroid issues are OK you need to see someone about your swollen face. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the thyroid to be swollen if you are hypothyroid? Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) six months, symptoms diminishing. Tsh is 1

Is it normal for the thyroid to be swollen if you are hypothyroid? Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) six months, symptoms diminishing. Tsh is 1

Size doesn't matter: The size of the thyroid has nothing to do with function. People who are hypothyroid can have a small, normal, or enlarged thyroid. Taking synthroid (thyroxine) may decrease the size of your thyroid, but not always. Your TSH is normal, so your dose of synthroid (thyroxine) is correct. ...Read more

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Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Get an exam: With these multiple symptoms, you need a comprehensive exam and good blood work up. Don't delay. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more