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I have undergone surgery for thyroid disease and it left some thick scar on my neck. What is the solution to flat the scar? Any remedy pls?

I have undergone surgery for thyroid disease and it left some thick scar on my neck. What is the solution to flat the scar? Any remedy pls?

R/O KELOID: KELOID IS A HYPERTROPHIC post surgical scar that can be hard to treat. It is seen more commonly in African Americans and people of middle eastern decent. It can be treated with laser and steroid injection. You need a good plastic surgeon consult.

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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What's the signs of thyroid disease?

What's the signs of thyroid disease?

Which type?: There are many different conditions that can afflict the thyroid gland. Please let us know which one so that we can provide you with some information.

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What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

Many: There are many different kinds of "thyroid disease". If you think you have one find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association or ask your doctor to see you to determine if you need tests.

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I have showed some signs of thyroid disease like being always tired, and I've showed some symptoms that come and go?

I have showed some signs of thyroid disease like being always tired, and I've showed some symptoms that come and go?

Get tested: A lot of things besides thyroid disease can cause sleepiness and fatigue. If you are worried about your thyroid, however, it is a simple blood test to check it out. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms are persistent, to see if he agrees the testing is necessary. Good luck.

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Hi, my TSH levels are 1.3 my Doc says this is normal, they won't do FT3 and FT4. I am showing all signs of thyroid disease, it runs in family too.

Hi, my TSH levels are 1.3 my Doc says this is normal, they won't do FT3 and FT4. I am showing all signs of thyroid disease, it runs in family too.

You are correct: If your doctor won't order the appropriate T3 (liothyronine) and T4, consider changing your doctor, particularly with your family history and possibly related symptoms.

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Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms.

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps.

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Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland.It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland. Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap.

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Pain above left eye, frontal, pareital, occipital, back of neck for 7days. Had dolopar, flexon, nims, brofon. Nothing worked. Is it migriane, thyroid disease?

Pain above left eye, frontal, pareital, occipital, back of neck for 7days. Had dolopar, flexon, nims, brofon. Nothing worked. Is it migriane, thyroid disease?

A few possibilities: Could be tension headache (HA), but they rarely last that long. Sinus HA-if severe-can cause all your symptoms. Onset & type of pain are impt: if it started in neck/upper back-could be musculoskeletal dysf. Could be viral or Zoster. Could be inflammation of cranial nerves. Time to see dr. Osteopathic manipulation may help if rib, vertebral, or cranial problem, sinusitis.Neuroprolotherapy could help.

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I show the classic symptoms of thyroid disease but my levels are normal. What else could it be?

I show the classic symptoms of thyroid disease but my levels are normal. What else could it be?

Thyroid Disease: If your lab work is all fine relax and this could be anxiety. Your doctor will not risk treating you for a thyroid disorder since the treatments are to prevent more dangerous problems if left untreated, Have confidence in your doctor is the most important decision for your well being and if you feel there is not chemistry between the two of you look for someone that you feel confortable with

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Could me having thyroid disease (hoshimotos) be why we are TTC with no luck?

Could me having thyroid disease (hoshimotos) be why we are TTC with no luck?

Thyroiditis: May affect your ability to conceive, you need to consult an infertility specialist together with your endocrinologist, your partner need to be evaluated as well, goodluck

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Could hyper para thyroid disease turn into cancer?

Could hyper para thyroid disease turn into cancer?

Least of worries: Hyperparathyroidism is quite common (one person in 1000 will get it during a lifetime) and makes a person quite ill. About 1% of these cases are caused by a tumor that's already cancer -- usually not super-aggressive -- and this is one reason to operate sooner rather than later. If you are hyperparathyroid, know all your options -- some folks do choose observation.

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What is thyroid disease?

What is thyroid disease?

Many types.: Thyroid disease is a nonspecific term which indicates there is an abnormality of thyroid function. These include excess secretion of thyroid hormones, decreased secretion, nodules including cancer, and inflammation. A variety of tests help determine the specific type of disease.

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How does thyroid disease occur?

Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause (s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info.

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How can I manage thyroid disease?

How can I manage thyroid disease?

Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland.

Dr. James Dukelow
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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