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Cancers That Mimic Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
Yes and No.: Thyroid Cancer itself does not cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Most people with thyroid cancer will have NO symptoms at all; some may have a lump in the lower neck, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness. Treatment for thyroid cancer (surgery to remove the thyroid) will cause hypothyroidism, but with proper treatment, there should be no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. Synthroid: Simply replaces absent or inadequate thyroid hormone. It prevents you from being hypothyroid, or perhaps being overstimulated by tsh, the pituitary hormone that drive thyroid growth. There is no risk of it causing a cancer. Some would put you on it if yo had thyroid cancer, to prevent the TSH from stimulating its growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT NECESSARILY: Hypothyroidism itself may not put one more prone to thyroid ca but that does not mean that an individual with hypo- thyroidism will never get a thyroid ca at all because one does not know what other factors (genetic, environmental, dietary, immunity etc.) will play role in developing that thyroid ca. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism, when teated with i-131 may put one more prone to thyroid ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im worried for my wife after radio-iodine uptake. What is the risk/side effect other than hypothyroid? Is there a chance to have a cancer?
RAI and Canver: There is a small risk of developing a second, different cancer (i.e. Other than thyroid) after rai. This risk increases with cumulative doses of rai greater than 400 to 500 mci. One benefit of thyrogen stimulated rai is that it decreases the radiation dose delivered to unwanted areas of the body, compared to rai after thyroid hormone withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have allergies and hypothyroidism (caused by hashimoto). Any connection? Also, am i more likely to get cancer or diseases? I take levothyroxine.
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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