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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Saw new doc, thinks thyroid, nausea, saw everywhere, swollen neck, problem swallowing, fatigue, rapid weight gain/loss, could it be thyroid cancer?

Saw new doc, thinks thyroid, nausea, saw everywhere, swollen neck, problem swallowing, fatigue, rapid weight gain/loss, could it be thyroid cancer?

Not likely: Although thyroid cancer is a common malignancy, it is generally not accompanied by changes associated with thyroid function. However, it sounds like it would be a great idea, given your symptoms, for you to be evaluated by an endocrinologist, a specialist who can appropriately evaluate your thyroid and risk for cancer. ...Read more

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I just learned i might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

I just learned i might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

Cervical cancer: What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer? Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more

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What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

Many causes,low met.: There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit.Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq for details. Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

Not usually: It should not cause weight gain unless it affect your thyroid function. The only way to know is the get a blood test for thyroid function. Often, a cyst or nodule will have no effect on how the thyroid is functioning thus should not play a role in your weight. ...Read more

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I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause weight loss even though I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 115 after having thyroid cancer 3 years ago . I am 5 ft8!150 lbs. I am a smallmeater but?

Can metformin cause weight loss even though I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 115 after having thyroid cancer 3 years ago . I am 5 ft8!150 lbs. I am a smallmeater but?

Metformin: Metformin is considered a weight neutral drug.. In clinical trials, the typically weight loss is around 2 kg. The main advantage for metformin is that it does not cause weight gain which is what we always worry about with diabetes drugs. Your bmi is 22.8 which is excellent. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Thyroid cancer arises in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more