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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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Will lack of thyroid med, levothyroxine cause itching?

Will lack of thyroid med, levothyroxine cause itching?

Dry skin or hives : Low thyroid hormone levels can cause dry skin that can lead to itching. There is some data that the presence of thyroid antibodies (which caused the hypothyroidism) can cause hives. ...Read more

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No allergies. Can drink two cups of coffee with milk cause itching and prickliness? Never had the problem before and I have drank coffee for years.

No allergies. Can drink two cups of coffee with milk cause itching and prickliness? Never had the problem before and I have drank coffee for years.

Consult doctor: Itching and prickliness after drinking coffee may be a coincidence that you are having allergy for something else and not because of coffee .One can have allergy to any thing even for things you were not allergic earlier. Watch your symptoms if persisting or more then talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Ruling out other health problems. Can anxiety/stress cause itching and minor stinging sensations that last a couple of seconds in the vagina/anus?

Ruling out other health problems. Can anxiety/stress cause itching and minor stinging sensations that last a couple of seconds in the vagina/anus?

Unlikely.: Anxiety can cause very strange sensations in the body however, it is best to have your ob-gyne check you out. The sensations you describe are not common symptoms of anxiety and stress. ...Read more

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What do thyroid problems in men cause?

Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can decrease and even eliminate menses. Hypothyroidism can as well, but more often leads to heavier than normal (although irregular) menses. ...Read more

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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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If I have thyroid problems, could another organ or system be malfunctioning to cause it?

If I have thyroid problems, could another organ or system be malfunctioning to cause it?

Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

Very unlikely : Doesn't matter how much you chew it will not activate your thyroid. You need thyroid supplement. Please stay with your levothyroxine. It is a good habit to chew your food well but nothing to do with your thyroid function. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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