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Could Thyroid Problems Have Been Caused By A Virus
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
IT depends: It depends on the degree you were hypothyroid assuming the diagnosis is correct. If you were sick enough to have mxedema you might have a rashon your legs or not. It all depends on your level of disease. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Yes, you bet! It's easy to test. See a doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
No: The two issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rarely: Doing a search on the medical literature, it seems that problems with thyroid function are rare, but can occur. The severity and frequency of these problems is not clear. If you suspect a problem, contact your primary doctor, as some routine lab work can diagnose hypo or hyperthyroidism. The good news is that most of the reported problems with Accutane seem reversible. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a reactivation of Epstein-Barr (and associated chronic fatigue) to last >12 months? Or can this be caused by something else?
Chronic Recurrant EB: EBV can reactivate with chemo, but in nature its more controversial because tests do not help us much. In a study in nature (Lake Tahoe area) many poeple with the "yuppy flu" had highly elevated blood EBV component levels compared to a non-symptomatic population. Most of these, often disabled, improved in two years. Some have periodic reactivation or chronic symptoms. Lots of variations seen here. ...Read more
I have been having lots of bruises of unknown origin. Could they be caused by my medication Topiramate?
Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?
Depression: Oftentimes there is a very fine line that's often blurred by depression as an internal phenomenon via chemical imbalance, versus depression as psychological (as you put it) which I interpret as being aggravated by external factors. Both phenomena interact reciprocally with each other. Welcome to another variant of the time honored "chicken and egg" debate! ...Read more
No: There is no disease than can be caused to a patient undergoing a regular MRI without contrast. There is a very rare disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis that can occur in patients with severe kidney disease who get the MRI contrast. However, this complication occurs whether or not the patient undergoes the MRI itself. ...Read more
Likely not: There are dedicated anti-vaccinationist and conspiracy theorists going crazy in our "immediate information" society fueled by youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. That want to disuade people from using vaccines for anything. It is hype, paranoia, and always agenda driven mostly by people who have no medical training whatsoever. The "1 in a million" case is always possible but not probable! use sense. ...Read more
I have exhaustion due to unknown causes. Anemia, thyroid problems and blood sugar issues have been ruled out by tests. What else could it be?
Yes...see your MD: Almost any medication could cause itching. You may be having an adverse reaction. Please see your physician. ...Read more
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