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Can Leukemia Cause Thyroid Dysfunction
I had a series of blood work done. Comp. Panel, hormones thyroid etc. Would anything flag abnormal if I had a possible cancer, leukemia etc.?
A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
Hav low body temperature week+ 35c to 36c. Night sweats 6 mos+. Thyroid tests in range. All cbc fine except wbc and neutrophil ⬆seen dr. Leukemia? Or?
No: Cuatnaeous leukemia can rarely present as a skin lesion and not lumps on neck. Think more of those lumps present for a long time that do not appear to have enlarged dramatically or increased in number and one should suspect a benign process. While these could be inflammatory nodes, more likely one thinks of lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more
It Adjusts: In people who have lost too much weight or are very ill, the thyroid may down-regulate itself in order to to conserve the body's energy. It is a compensatory mechanism meant to protect. ...Read more
Can hlh leukemia or general leukemia be hereditary? I have symptoms and considering a biopsy of the lymph node in my groin or neck. Please let me know
Rare, if at all:
But do not use abbreviations...I do not know what hlh leukemia is!
a simple blood test is the first step before you start thinking about a lymph node biopsy. So get a CBC and if it is normal, then you should feel that nothing like a leukemia is the cause of your symptoms! ...Read more
CBC bloodwork done 10 days ago. Came back normal. Found an enlarged node in neck, immobile, a little tender. Lymphoma or leukemia, or just infection?
Most likely reactive:
The majority of the lymph node are reactive.
normal CBC even if it was ten days ago support that.
the protocol is if the lymph node does not go away alone or with a course of antibiotic for two weeks it might need to be biopsy.
the odd definitely are in your favor.
good luck ...Read more
Scared! My daughter has been getting frequent fevers w no other symptoms except swollen glands in her neck and underarms. Is that a sign of leukemia?
YES Read Below:
Fuo (fever unknown origin) brucellosis
cat scratch disease
bone and joint
upper respiratory tract infection
urinary tract infection
hemophagocytic lymphohistioc. ...Read more
4.5 year old sick for months, neck mass, antibiotics didn't help, pale, random aches, weight loss, cbc borderline. Possible leukemia?
Neck mass: Did the CBC show any immature or blast cells, how big is the neck lump? Is she febrile? Any other lumps or lymph nodes in other areas? Any bruises? Did her Dr say anything about enlarged liver or spleen? What kind of work up besides the CBC was done? Your child needs an immediate consult with a pediatric hematologist, it will be best if she is admitted to a hospital & workup & consults are done. ...Read more
Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?
Hives are generally: Itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Bw said reactivated mono. Wbc 10.9, lymph 12.3%, gran 79.8%, anc 8.7%. Labs normal 3 weeks ago. Body/joint aches, tired, neck sore, swollen lymph nodes, mild night sweats. Oncologist. Confident with mono diagnosis. Should I be concerned for leukemia?
Could seroquel (quetiapine) 50-75 mg cause thyroid dysfunction or low thyroxine levels? Will it affect from my fitness goals? I can control the hunger attacks btw
Seroquel (quetiapine): Its not known whether seroquel (quetiapine) causes thyroid dysfinction. Before starting medication make sure thyroid levels r good. Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause weight gain. Its an antipsychotic drug. Weight gain inturn leads to insulin resistance. Avoid alcohol use when taking seroquel (quetiapine). Alcohol can raise seroquel (quetiapine) levels and can cause toxicity ...Read more
Are Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pills dangerous with thyroid dysfunction? (I am checking my thyroid in 2 days) Till then I want to know cause I'm on the pill
Fine together: It is safe to take birth control pills while taking medication for your thyroid. This is not an issue ...Read more
My friend donated her kidney last year. She was just diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction. Can they be related?
No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune. Look for other family members with thyroid disease. Likely coincidence they occurred together. ...Read more
Thyroid: The thyroid can dysfunction either by overproduction or underproduction of hormones. Hypothyroid symptoms are dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, fatigue, cold-intolerance, weight gain, forgetfulness depression and mood swings. In women they can have irregular menses. Hyperthyroidism causes tachycardia, palpitations, weight loss, tremor, dizziness, shakiness, mood swings. ...Read more
Blood work: Your doctor can easily order these tests. ...Read more
Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...Read more
Yep: Yes, they can. Could be the medications you are taking, overall fatigue/exhaustion from those meds or your diet or your changed lifestyle, or a psychological reaction, from all those cells clogging up the works or, most likely, a combination of these things. If this develops, you need to discuss this all with your doctor. And if the opposite occurs (which it can) after about 4 hours high tail it to an ER ...Read more
Would leukimia cause painless muscle twirching when at rest in legs. And neck and shoulder aches and creeking and cracking in neck?
No: You also asked about these symptoms being caused by brain tumors, right? Why are you focused on catastrophic diseases that aren't related with these symptoms. Careful what you read or listen to from either the internet or friends. Cracking occurs in every joint of the body and is of no consequence 99% of the time. Same with muscle twitching...insignificant clinically in over 95% of cases. ...Read more
In 2011 I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since treatment I have abnormal lyphnodes frm neck 2 groin I don't know y. I have a family histry of luekemia?
See your doctor: The details of your primary treatment are important. Did you have a total thyroidectomy? Did they remove nodes from under the thyroid (central neck dissection)? Did you have radioactive iodine treatment? You should probably visit back with the surgeon or endocrinologist for evaluation of these new findings. The groin is prob not related, but also should have an ultrasound and biopsy. ...Read more
Rarely causes pain: It is uncommon to have pain as a symptom of leukemia. But if you have it then it is likely to be from the bones, most often from the pelvic/low back area. But you should know what type of leukemia you are dealing with (?) as there are 4 different types which can be either acute or chronic leukemia, with entirely different symptoms from one to the other (s). ...Read more
See below...: Exposure to certain chemicals like benzene or formaldehyde may increase the risk for cancer including leukemia. This is probably due to the mutagenic effect of these agents, meaning they can induce mutations in otherwise normal cells resulting in abnormal cells that can become cancerous; however, the process is usually multifactorial and other conditions need to be met to develop cancer. ...Read more
The cell cycle: ...is activated in the immature "blast" cells of acute leukemia. This is not so much a defect, as it is also a normal attribute of immature blood cells. A major problem is the lack of maturation of these cells into normal non-dividing blood cells. Various transcription factors are mutated and these may cause increased proliferation. CLL is characterized by decreased apoptosis (cell death). ...Read more
Most are due to muta: Mutations are common in all cancers. In Leukemia the very first mutation (Single mutation, causing cancer was discovered in Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (CML). In most other Leukemias, there are multiple mutations present once we have learned how to search for them by Genomic profiling. ...Read more
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