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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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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . ...Read more

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My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

No but: get labs ; tsh[thyoid stimulating hormone],cbc,cmp, hepatitis panel. try diphenhydramine[benadryl] 25-50 mg 2-3x/day , might make you sleepy or lesssedating one in daytime like claritin, zyrtec,allegra. skin creams or petroleum jelly for dry skin and hydrocortisone cream 10% for itchy arease up to 2 weeks/month.see allergist if persist , be sure not allergic to something ...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 are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

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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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more