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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.?

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.?

Not necessarily: Blood tests is more likely to reveal leukemia, even though it not always possible to diagnose leukemia from blood tests. Cancer is rarely diagnosed from blood tests. This issue should be discussed with your doctor.

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Leukemia (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Ans: Elevated abx is important. You need to find out why. Go to your doctor and ask for blood test d dimer. Then if positive a chest ct. Keep looking for the cause. The possibilities are many

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Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Thyroid dysfunction: Only in very rare instances like severe hyperthyroidism called thyroid storm. Most problems are easily treated medically.

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I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

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.

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Can losing a lot of weight or over-exercising cause thyroid dysfunction?

Can losing a lot of weight or over-exercising cause thyroid dysfunction?

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.

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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

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!

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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?

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

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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?

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 leptospirosis malaria mycobacterial salmonellosis toxoplasmosis tularemia viral infections bone and joint infective endocarditis intraabdominal abscess hepatic infection upper respiratory tract infection urinary tract infection cns dysfunction diabetes insipidus drug fever factitious fever familial dysautonomia hemophagocytic lymphohistioc.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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

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

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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

Exophthalmos: Bulging eyes is a symptom of Graves Disease. This is autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The autoantibodies cross tear with proteins in the eye muscles and blind the eye to cause swelling which pushed the eyeball out of the socket.

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My friend donated her kidney last year. She was just diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction. Can they be related?

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.

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What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

Thyroid problems: There is no THE TEST. It depends on what kind of dysfunction you are looking for. A TSH is the single best test for diagnosing hypothyroidism, and may detect hyperthyroidism, coupled with a Free T4. Best to talk to your doctor about this.

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What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

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.

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What are the main symptoms of thyroid dysfunction disorders?

What are the main symptoms of thyroid dysfunction disorders?

HOT OR COLD: Hyperthyroidism speeds metabolism, patient is alwas hot. Cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation can occur. Hypothyroidism slows metabolism, patient is alwas cold.

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more