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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Does Thyroid have an effect on testosterone ? i mean optimal thyroid help to have good testosterone level or it has no effect ?

Does Thyroid have an effect on testosterone ? i mean optimal thyroid help to have good testosterone level or it has no effect ?

Thyroid/testosterone: I am not aware of any link between thyroid and testosterone. If your thyroid levels are OK you do not need any medication for that. If not your doctor will prescribe the right dosing. Testosterone should be normal in a 29 year old man. Please have your doctor order a lab test for this. ...Read more

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Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

PCOS: Spearmint tea does not reduce testosterone levels to the degree necessary to assist with PCOS. It also does not have a clinical effect on thyroid hormone production. There are medications to induce ovulation if you are trying to conceive, but oral BCP are the best therapy for PCOS, and prevent other problems with PCOS. ...Read more

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Does male thyroid medication effect his fertility?

Does male thyroid medication effect his fertility?

Thyroid & fertility: Thyroid meds are not gender-specific: same ones are used for both men & women. Both underactive & overactive thyroid can adversely affect male fertility; so treating these conditions can help restore normal function. Different meds are used for treating hypo- & hyperthyroidism. Discuss with your doc yur thyroid status & what meds you need. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

It might...: Goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid. A goiter may or may not produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. A simple lab test can tell if your thyroid levels are normal or not. If your lab results are normal, then your goiter is probably not affecting your weight. On the contrary, a normal sized thyroid can also run high or low and affect your weight. ...Read more

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Does taking Anastrozole as a male have an effect that mimics an increased testosterone level?

Does taking Anastrozole as a male have an effect that mimics an increased testosterone level?

Anastrozole blocks..: ... the production of Estrogen from Testosterone. This conversion happens at a low level in fat tissue. Anastrozole won't increase Testosterone production but it will lower estrogen levels. To a certain extent Estrogen has the opposite effect as testosterone In men. ...Read more

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What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

Underactive: Low thyroid is more commonly associated with depression due to the low energy, poor appetite and poor sleep issues. Overactive thyroid is more commonly associated with anxiety. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your child's weight?

Does having a thyroid goiter affect your child's weight?

No: An underactive thyroid can have some mild impact on a child's weight until it's treated. However, a goiter itself does not affect weight. ...Read more

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Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

TSH: Cant tell without the total T4 or free t4. Low TSH is usually a sign of hyper thyroidism if your thyroid is suppressing TSH production due to over secretion of thyroid hormone. Rarely the brain signal from pituitary can be low leading to what's called "central" hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid having Anti thyroid microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.What does it indicate.how can I reduce my antibody?

I am hypothyroid having Anti thyroid microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.What does it indicate.how can I reduce my antibody?

Can't : Treat the hypothyroid problem, an really don't concern yourself with the anti thyroid antibodies! These are helpful to discern the cause of your hypothyroidism but not so important in regards to management of therapy! ...Read more

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I have trisomy 8 mosaicism without any physical or mental difficulties. I have low platelets and neutrophil levels. Is rai suitable for me hyperthyroi?

I have trisomy 8 mosaicism without any physical or mental difficulties. I have low platelets and neutrophil levels. Is rai suitable for me hyperthyroi?

Likely: You should always discuss the risk and benefits of rai treatment with doctor but it is an approved treatment for hyperthyroidism and should not affect the platelet and white blood cell count. ...Read more

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Bf born without thyroid.. Does it effect men sexually? Lower testosterone

Bf born without thyroid.. Does it effect men sexually? Lower testosterone

Shouldn't . . .: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more

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Why does mefenamic acid decrease female fertility what does it do to a female body ie ovulation hormaones?

Why does mefenamic acid decrease female fertility what does it do to a female body ie ovulation hormaones?

It doesn't : I answered this a day ago, and don't usually repeat so you can get answers from other doctors. Since you're still asking and no ones answering, i say again: it doesn't. I wasn't guessing. Ponstel (mefenamic acid) (in the us) is a drug like advil or ibuprofen. It doesn't affect fertility. There are rhesus monkey studies where high doses of NSAID inhibit ovulation, but if you're not a monkey i wouldn't fret. :). ...Read more

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I want know about endrometriosis disease if endrometriosis female sex with normal male that affect male sex organ or not?

Endometriosis: This is about pain in the pelvis from uterine lining tissue leaking in the pelvic cavity. It cannot affect or be 'contagious' to the male. ...Read more

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25y/o male being treated for prolactinoma.Was able to conceive with wife!testosterone only slightly low. Any chance birth defects due to my high prl?

25y/o male being treated for prolactinoma.Was able to conceive with wife!testosterone only slightly low. Any chance  birth defects due to my high prl?

No effect: The only thing that you contribute to the pregnancy is your genetics for which prolactin should not affect. Congratulations on being able to get a woman pregnant . I would not expect any complications. ...Read more

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Im taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin not due to a tumor, how will cabergoline affect my thyroid production? I believe thyroid is lacking.

Im taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin not due to a 
tumor, how will cabergoline affect my thyroid production?
I believe thyroid is lacking.

Most often due to rx: The most frequent cause of elevated prolactin not due to a pituitary problem is ingestion of medication -- most commonly medication given for depression, anxiety, psychiatric illness, etc. Check with your prescribing physician. High prolactin can be seen in people with low thyroid function with high trh secretion, although it is more common with damage due to a tumor. ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally(not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab.Make sure that you are not anemic(check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...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


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Male Fertility (Definition)

The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% ...Read more