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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Can neck surgury cause a female to have hot flashes every 10 min? My wife had neck surgury about a year ago on a disk. She started having hot flashes soon after. Can something that the doctor did cause her to have the hot flashes?

Can neck surgury cause a female to have hot flashes every 10 min? My wife had neck surgury about a year ago on a disk. She started having hot flashes soon after. Can something that the doctor did cause her to have the hot flashes?

I: I am not aware of a relation between neck surgery and hot flashes. She should have a complete evaluation by her primary care doctor and gynecologist as hot flashes every 10 minutes are abnormal. Please be sure that her blood pressure is normal. Her doctor may need to perform additional tests to verify a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

Check other organs: Hot flashes and elevated liver enzymes can sometimes happen with autoimmune thyroiditis but this will be a sort of an atypical finding. Best if you talk with your pcp regarding possible need for referral to a rheumatologist, if he or she suspect an underlying rheumatological disease such as lupus or other type of connective tissue disease. Excess weight (if present) can cause high liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Hot all the time. Not hot flashes. Like this for years. Thyroid tested was negative. Almost sweating while others comfortable. Is there a pill to take?

Hot all the time. Not hot flashes. Like this for years. Thyroid tested was negative. Almost sweating while others comfortable. Is there a pill to take?

Hormone evaluation: There is a not a quick easy answer that we can offer. Heat intolerance can be addressed by a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist. Your obgyn can check your FSH and LH to determine if the ovaries are functioning normally. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes for 3 weeks (starting from week 4 after deliver baby). My thyroid/hemoglobin is fine, stopped breastfeeding recently. What can caus?

I have hot flashes for 3 weeks (starting from week 4 after deliver baby). My thyroid/hemoglobin is fine, stopped breastfeeding recently. What can caus?

Nursing: Estrogen levels drop while you are nursing (that's why the vagina is very dry in a nursing mother). Patients often experience the other symptoms of low estrogen, including hot flushes and night sweats. It may take several weeks for your body to 'bounce back' after you stop nursing. Give it a few more weeks. If no improvement, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My thyroid level increased from. 92 to 1.2 now 1.63 over 3 year period. Had 1cm thyroid nodules a year ago biopsied no result. Hot flashes related?

My thyroid level increased from. 92 to 1.2 now 1.63 over 3 year period. Had 1cm thyroid nodules a year ago biopsied no result. Hot flashes related?

Need more data:: You might be hyperthyroid, but a low TSH would confirm this. Also, you need a free T3 & T4 done. If TSH low you need thyroid stimulating IgG. The measurements do not specify what was measured: total or free & T3 or T4. ...Read more

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23 yof with hot flashes, osteopenia, thinning hair and now ovarian cyst... Thyroid is fine... Any ideas? Not on bc

23 yof with hot flashes, osteopenia, thinning hair and now ovarian cyst... Thyroid is fine... Any ideas? Not on bc

Several issues: There are several areas that should be explored with your doctor. First, get evaluated for a hormonal imbalance. With thinning hair and an ovarian cyst, the diagnosis of pcos is possible. The osteopenia is concerning because of your age but can be caused by some sort of nutritional deficiency, such as vitamin d deficiency or celiac disease (causing difficulty with absorption of vitamins). ...Read more

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Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I've been having hot flashes, fever and my neck has been feeling tight and swollen and so are my lymph nodes in my neck, what could this be?

I've been having hot flashes, fever and my neck has been feeling tight and swollen and so are my lymph nodes in my neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: To get this resolved without making guesses over the internet you must be examined and a full history obtained. Go and see your local pcp. ...Read more

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I'm 21. I have after period symptoms and lately ive been experiencing what I call hot flashes where my cheeks and neck get really red and overheat???

I'm 21. I have after period symptoms and lately ive been experiencing what I call hot flashes where my cheeks and neck get really red and overheat???

Facial flushing: Facial flushing has a very long list of causes. If it resolves on its own it is not usually anything serious. Some women get some flushing associated with their menstrual cycle as as form of PMS. This can be controlled by using birth control. This can balance out the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash: There are many causes for an itchy rash. See your internist or dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

No worries: Congratulations on the baby Allison. Unfortunately they can reek havoc on your body. I would recommend you start with the basic moist heat, massage & lymphatic drainage of that left arm. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a distinct possibility. Try a cock up splint. You may need an MRI of your C-Spine if not improving. I wouldn't worry about the vasomotor symptoms. They will resolve with time. Common! ...Read more

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I have a temperature of 38c, throat is really painful to swallow, painful sides of neck, body all tender, hot flashes & chills? Thanks

I have a temperature of 38c, throat is really painful to swallow, painful sides of neck, body all tender, hot flashes & chills? Thanks

Need a physician: While this may just be an upper respiratory infection the possibility of strep throat certainly exists. You need to see a physician because strep throat can lead to many other things. In the meantime take acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, Drink lots of liquids and stay comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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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