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I had a complete thyroidectomy two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements? I have problems with low body temperature.

I had a complete thyroidectomy  two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements?  I  have problems with low body temperature.

T4 0.7-0.8 mg/lb/day: However, if you had the "complete" thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer the endocrinologist (yes you should see a thyroid expert) will want a higher dose. Go to the american thyroid association website. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Will iron supplements affect the color or smell of my menstrual cycle?

Will iron supplements affect the color or smell of my menstrual cycle?

Iron supplements: Supplements can change the color or your urine, stool and even menstrual flow. If you are not having sever pain or constipation from the iron then keep taking it as indicated. ...Read more

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What will milk products do to people who take thyroid supplements?

What will milk products do to people who take thyroid supplements?

Thyroid : Soy products including milk can bind to levithroxine and prevent absorption or cause erratic absorption. I am not aware that milk itself can affect thyroid replacement otherwise. ...Read more

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Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Does HIV mess up menstrual cycle?

Does HIV mess up menstrual cycle?

Irregular cycle: Infection with HIV is not known to interfere with the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How bad does Plan B mess up menstrual cycle?

How bad does Plan B mess up menstrual cycle?

Depends: ...On what you mean by "bad." you can expect a month or longer of irregular bleeding. See your gynecologist about controlling your bleeding and a more tolerable/reliable form of contraception. ...Read more

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Does adipex mess with your menstrual cycle?

Does adipex mess with your menstrual cycle?

Possible.: Anything that alters nutrition can cause changes in the mestrural cycle. Fat stores estroge and if you lose weight, estrogen level change and there can be increased bleeding or decreased bleeding. Think of the athletes who have no fat and have not menses. Then there are morbidly obese women who bleed all the time. Weight loss drugs could affect menses. ...Read more

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Can Flonase mess with your menstrual cycle?

Can Flonase mess with your menstrual cycle?

No: The amount of nasal Flonase absorbed is so little that it cannot affect your cycle. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the Plan B pill mess up your normal menstrual cycle?

I was wondering does the Plan B pill mess up your normal menstrual cycle?

That can happen.: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more