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I have Raynaud's, Chilblains and Dermographism. Could they be related...possibly Hypothyroidism?

I have Raynaud's, Chilblains and Dermographism. Could they be related...possibly Hypothyroidism?

Not so much: Raynauds and Chilblain's often are mistaken for each other but are different in the pathology that causes each other, it isn't that uncommon for people to suffer from both though. Dermatographism is quite different and not as common to be found in conjunction with the previously mentioned issues. Hypothyroidism seems to be more strongly associated with Raynaud's>dermatographism>chilblains. ...Read more

Chilblains (Definition)

Are thermal injuries resulting from extended exposure to the cold and humidity in predisposed individuals. The pathology results from freezing of capillaries in the skin. There is erythema, itching, and burring in those parts affected. In severe cases area can become blistered or ulcerated. With proper treatment affected areas can heal in 1-2 weeks. Chilblains are not ...Read more


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Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

No: Spider angiomas or telangiectasis is often seen after trauma, high estrogen states like pregnancy and in alcoholics. The is a laser that can remove these lesions. ...Read more

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Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Yes: Hypothyroidism is one of the most important metabolic causes of reversible cognitive impairment. The term refers to thyroid under function within adults, which results in deficits of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triodothyronine t3 (liothyronine). This underfunction may originate in the thyroid itself or in the pituitary or hypothalamus which controls the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

No problem if treat: Left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to multiple complications and health problems. Markedly enlarged gland or goiter can occur. Increased cholesterol and heart disease develops. Long-term, untreated hypothyroidism, myxedema, occurs when hormone levels extremely low. Its symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by fatigue/lethargy and unconsciousness (myxedema coma). ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause you to have bad reactions to meds for other things, like antibiotics, cholesterol, etc?

Yes: Cholesterol can be elevated. Also, since you metabolize slower than normal (including drugs) any med can lead to unexpected and dangerous reactions. Why is your hypothyroidism not treated, and not treated appropriately. It's the easiest disease to treat in the civilized world. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Maybe (not). . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more

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What should you do with untreated hypothyroidism?

What should you do with untreated hypothyroidism?

Treat it: It won't get better, and you won't get any better, unless it's treated appropriately with brand name thyroxine replacement that your doctor checks on a regular basis to make sure the dose is correct. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema.

That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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How dose hypothyroidism cause hyperprolactinemia?

TRH: Thyroid releasing hormone is increased in some women with hypothyroidism and thyroid releasing hormone regulates prolactin release. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

Affects ovulation: Yes, hypothyroidism can affect both fertility as well as affect pregnancy outcomes. Hypothyroidism can affect ovulation which in turn affects capacity to get pregnant. Also once pregnant there is an increased risk of miscarriage. Therefore it is best to correct thyroid disorders ahead of attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can slight hypothyroidism cause eczema?

No but...: Theoretically, hypothyroidism can lead to less stomach acid which can lead to poor gastric digestion which can lead to increased food sensitivity which can lead to eczema. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid.
However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Urinary Frequency: It is unlikely that frequent urination has anything to do with your thyroid. This is most commonly an infectious problem or a blood sugar issue. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism can cause esophagus to close?

Not known: It would not cause your esophagus to close. However since most thyroid diseases are autoimmune in nature, you are at risk to develop another autoimmune disease which may affect the esophagus. See a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Yes, hypothyroidism: Lithium causes hypothyroidism in about 14% of females and 5% of males. Thyroid function tests should be obtained on anyone starting lithium therapy, then 1-2x within the first 6 months, and then annually thereafter. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more