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Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Can a thyroid problem cause skin to become sensitive to touch?

Thyroid and skin: This is not a common complaint of a thyroid disorder. If you were hyperthyroid (eg. Graves), you could be "hyper" all over, and I can imagine that could be manifest as skin sensitivity. If your thyroid level is normal (i.e. taking thyroid replacement) then these symptoms are probably not thyroid related. ...Read more

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I feel cold in chest/back/head and tingling feeling in neck/shoulder. Sometime feel hot all the sudden. No thyroid issue. What could be the cause?

I feel cold in chest/back/head and tingling feeling in neck/shoulder. Sometime feel hot all the sudden. No thyroid issue. What could be the cause?

Need for examination: Your symptoms warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be lab or imaging studies. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without an investigation. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having my thyroid removed. Will this cause future hormone problems? Will it stop the skin outbreaks it has caused me to have for the past 2 yrs?

I am having my thyroid removed. Will this cause future hormone problems? Will it stop the skin outbreaks it has caused me to have for the past 2 yrs?

Hormone replacement: After removal of the thyroid gland you will require replacement of thyroid hormone for the rest of your life and will need to have your levels checked periodically to assure that you are on the right dose. The dose may require adjustments frequently or only occasionally. This may or may not help your skin outbreaks. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Both: Both benign and cancer conditions can cause lymph node enlargement. For example, lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and papillary thyroid cancer will be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. This deserves an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a fibroid capsule? Also, can thyroids and fibroids cause loss of hair-head in african american women?

What is a fibroid capsule? Also, can thyroids and fibroids cause loss of hair-head in african american women?

Capsule: Fibroids are uterine smooth muscle tumors (leiomyomas), and are round tumors without a capsule. Thyroid tumors can be encapsulated. Neither has anything to do with hair loss. However, thyroid disease, both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can result in hair loss. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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EXTREMELY dry skin, weight gain (even with careful eating and daily exercise), fatigue, losing my hair. Could my thyroid be the cause?

EXTREMELY dry skin, weight gain (even with careful eating and daily exercise), fatigue, losing my hair. Could my thyroid be the cause?

Yes: Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is a likely cause here. Other possibilities include viral illness and autoimmune conditions, as well as a few other less common medical conditions. Seeing the GP for an examination and to run blood tests such as for thyroid problem will help make the diagnosis here. ...Read more

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What could cause a female to have very thinning hair on head, but increase hair on neck/chin? Thyroid is fine, periods normal. What type of dr to see?

What could cause a female to have very thinning hair on head, but increase hair on neck/chin? Thyroid is fine, periods normal. What type of dr to see?

Virilization: Hi. That could be part of a process called virilization, which can also include voice deepening, clitoral enlargement, and...amenorrhea. The fact you're having normal periods would argue against virilization, however. Processes of the ovaries or adrenals are usually involved. You're not being treated with prednisone, are you? How quickly have these changes come on? See your gyn or endocrinology. ...Read more

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Had 2 CT head scans without contrast in 2 months. 29 yo. Could this cause thyroid cancer? Is thyroid exposed during scan? Tech said no. Beg to differ.

Had 2 CT head scans without contrast in 2 months. 29 yo. Could this cause thyroid cancer? Is thyroid exposed during scan? Tech said no. Beg to differ.

No worries: A couple of head CT scans does not cause brain cancer, eye cancer, nose cancer, throat cancer, ear cancer, neck cancer, thyroid cancer, or any other cancer. No worries. That said, a head CT is sometimes used to look for a cancer tumor. That means although a head CT does not cause cancer, the scan can cause you to find the cancer you were looking for, if you were suspecting and looking for a tumor. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd
If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is an over active thyroid which can lead to anxiety eg nervousness as well as exophthalmos or protrusion (proptosis) of eyeball which might be experienced as pain/pressure. Thyroid nodule needs to be investigated as graves disease is common cause of hyperthyroidism & exophthalmos. Go see your family doc for initial testing, then referral to endocrinologist & ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist.
This link may help but is complicated
http://jap. Physiology. Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Yes, Need Treatment: Hyperthyroidism can cause a lot of symptoms. Some people will feel pressure in the neck because the thyroid is usually enlarged. You may feel pressure in your head/ears from increased blood flow, heart rate, anxiety...Dizziness/lightheadedness is very common. The eyes may open wider than nl (in Graves' dz the eye muscles enlarge). With tx the sx's should improve quickly! The eyes may need spec tx. ...Read more

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What would cause pain to radiate up my neck into my head?

What would cause pain to radiate up my neck into my head?

Depends: Pain from your neck into your head, causing headaches is usually due to either muscle spasm or problems within the joints of the neck. After trying conservative measures (physical therapy, nsaids) you may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. There are a few procedures they can perform to help these types of headaches. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year young lady and every now and again my head starts nobbing and neck gets stiff. What can cause nobbing of the head. Thank you?

Neck pain/ stiffness: I am sorry but I only know two definitions for 'nobbing' & neither would fit the context of your question. Are your referring to 'bobbing'? Some people tense their upper back & neck muscles when they are stressed. This can lead to neck & head tightness & pain. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

Neck pain: Muscle tightness in the neck muscles that insert on the back of the head are the cause of heaviness or throbs of pain. The neck muscles become tight to compensate for malalignment of the cervical spine. Treatment usually begins with physical therapy, neck exercises, and cortisone shots or epidural steroids. ...Read more

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Brown skin patches on neck that comes and goes away, They are usually round shaped and don't cause no pain at all. They usually appear during summer.

Brown skin patches on neck that comes and goes away, They are usually round shaped and don't cause no pain at all. They usually appear during summer.

? Tenia versicolor: A sort of fungal infection of the skin, you can apply OTC clotrimazole cream 1 % on affected areas every night for at least 2 weeks, if no improvement see your doctor / dermatologist. Better avoid direct sunlight exposure for protracted periods during treatment, best wishes ...Read more

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What could cause a cold sensation to go into my sons (10yrs old) neck and then into his head and remain there for most of the day? (@11-3pm) thank you

What could cause a cold sensation to go into my sons (10yrs old) neck and then into his head and remain there for most of the day? (@11-3pm) thank you

Unusual symptom...: A pediatrician or family doctor can sit down with the 10 year-old and chat, to find out what is meant by a cold sensation. There aren't any cold items inside the body, unless one is drinking cold milk or eating ice cream. So, the doctor will want to know if the sensation is in the skin, which may mean something is irritating the sensory nerves to that area of the skin. ...Read more

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I've had nothing but problems with neck since I fell four years ago. Lately I literally don't feel like I can hold my head up. Very scary. What cause?

I've had nothing but problems with neck since I fell four years ago. Lately I literally don't feel like I can hold my head up. Very scary. What cause?

If you are having a: Hard time holding your head up, you need to be examined immediately. Is this because of severe pain or weakness? I don't like the sound of that since you are also reporting hand weakness. When was the last time you got imaging of the C-spine stenosis? Looks like you are in physical therapy and getting steroid shots for the neck pain. Tell your docs about the neck weakness today. They'll work it up ...Read more

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Half of my neck is darker than the rest of my skin, what causes this?

Uncertain: Some people have darker skin on the side of their body that is next to a window in their car. This could include neck, face or arm (if in short sleeves). So a driver in the US might have darker skin on their left neck/ face. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my neck (like something is catching) when I turn my head?

What causes pain in my neck (like something is catching) when I turn my head?

Neck pain: Please see your primary doctor about this. She/he will take your history, examine your neck and order appropriate lab tests.
It won't take long to get the answers and your doctor will decide what treatments are necessary, if any. ...Read more

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What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

All at same time?: The only thing that comes to mind is severe hyperventilation which would begin with numbness in lips and mouth and could spread. If this is happening you should see checklist for hyperventilation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more