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Could thyroid problems have been caused by a virus?

Could thyroid problems have been caused by a virus?

Yes: Subacute and silent thyroiditis can be caused by several viruses. They can cause symptoms and usually resolve after a few months. ...Read more

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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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Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

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

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Can a thyroid problem be caused by acutane?

Can a thyroid problem be caused by acutane?

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 more

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Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus? .

Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus?

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Yes: Virus can cause muscle damage and a weak heart muscle called a cardiomyopathy. May be temporary or permanent. Viral titers in the right clinical setting would help support the diagnosis but not neccesary. Usually a clinical DX or a DX of exclusion. ...Read more

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I almost passed out could this be caused by diabetes?

I almost passed out could this be caused by diabetes?

Passed out: Could be yes or no. Your doctor must check your blood sugar values and also work with you to find out why you almost passed out. Do not delay. If your doctor has a long wait time please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have been having lots of bruises of unknown origin. Could they be caused by my medication Topiramate?

I have been having lots of bruises of unknown origin. Could they be caused by my medication Topiramate?

Unlikely: I'm not aware of Topiramate lowering platelets or affecting bleeding factors, both of which could lead to easy bruising. You should consult your doctor and have blood tests to determine other possible causes and to potentially help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

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

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Could there be a disease caused by mris?

Could there be a disease caused by mris?

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

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Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

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

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Could a rash after gastrointestinal virus have been prevented?

Could a rash after gastrointestinal virus have been prevented?

PR Pityriasis rosea: PR can occur about 6 weeks after a gastrointestinal virus infection. It is usually self-healing and cannot be prevented with medications. ...Read more

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Is my fatigue caused by depression or something infectious?

Is my fatigue caused by depression or something infectious?

Only exam with tell: This requires a complete evaluation by a physician. There are chacteristics of both sharing only fatigue as a single symptom. Extensive testing is only indicated after a good history and physical. ...Read more

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Could a severe itching problem be caused by my medication for heart problems?

Could a severe itching problem be caused by my medication for heart problems?

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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Could the chronic pressure in my ear be caused by a tmd-related problem?

Could the chronic pressure in my ear be caused by a tmd-related problem?

Possibly: I assume that you are referring to TMJ problems, tempero mandibular joint. It would still be a good idea to have your ears examined by an ENT doctor with a hearing test, and further testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Hi,I have been tested for cmv.what other conditions is the virus related too?

Hi,I have been tested for cmv.what other conditions is the virus related too?

Mostly: INFANT issues if CMV is passed on by the mother! There are no specific related disorders ..I am not sure what your question refers to....ask again with more details CMV is a VERY SPECIFIC infectious disease!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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