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Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will I loose more hair?

Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will I loose more hair?

Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated. ...Read more

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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Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be out of luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Thyroid alipecia: Hair loss due to influence of thyroid illness is corrected when thyroid is normal there is a delay of approximately 12 weeks since normal status. ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

Hypothyroidism: The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue
Increased sensitivity to cold
Constipation
Dry skin
Unexplained weight gain
Puffy face
Hoarseness
Muscle weakness
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Thinning hair
Slowed heart rate ...Read more

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If I have thyroid problems due to thinning of hair & slow hair growth, what can I use that'll help grow it fast & thicker?

Hair Loss: Hair loss (hl) is a commonly associated with thyroid problems (hyper-/hypothyroidism). Some of the medications (e.g., levothyroxine) may by itself cause hl. Thyroid problems may also fall into a spectrum of autoimmune thyroid disease and proper evaluation of both hl and thyroid problem by an endocrinologist is warranted. Vitamin d is also important (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12919165). ...Read more

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What's the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

What's the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

Dry Hair: Kerastase is hands-down the best shampoo on the market, however, you will pay a price for perfection. At about $27 for 8 oz., bain satin is a vitamin-infused shampoo created for parched, dry hair. Choose from 1, 2 or 3, with 3 created for the most parched hair.
According to instyle magazine, which named it a "best buy" several years running, bain satin contains cationic polymers that targets dry. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hair from falling out. No thyroid problems but was taking Depakote which I stopped over 2 months ago. Very frustrated.

How can I stop my hair from falling out. No thyroid problems but was taking Depakote which I stopped over 2 months ago. Very frustrated.

Hair loss: Suggest you see a dermatologist for exam and guidance. There may be other factors for hair loss or lack of regrowth since stopping Depakote. Meantime, cut your stress as much as possible, eat a healthy diet, try to exercise regularly and focus on the positive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone, I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone, I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more

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My hair keeps falling out. I have fatigue, low energy, tremors, depression that mimic thyroid problems. What tests tell besides normal TSH, T3/4?

My hair keeps falling out. I have fatigue, low energy, tremors, depression that mimic thyroid problems. What tests tell besides normal TSH, T3/4?

Thyroid disease: For a complete thyroid assessment, an endocrinologist will check both total and free thyroid hormones. I would see a board-certified endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vertical ridges in my nails be a result of thyroid problems?

Vertical Nail Ridges: Yes, vertical nail ridges can be due to low thyroid function. ...Read more

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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Thyroid problems and diabetes - do the two always go hand in hand?

Thyroid problems and diabetes - do the two always go hand in hand?

No: Patients with type 1 diabetes have about a 30% chance of also getting autoimmune thyroid disease. However, autoimmune thyroid disease by itself is very common among the general population. It does not raise your risk as much in reverse in terms of also getting type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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My diabetes is full blown now. Do thyroid problems and diabetes problems go hand in hand?

Perhaps: People with diabetes seem to have a higher than normal incidence of thyroid problems. People with type 1 diabetes, which is an immune disease, have a higher incidence of immune mediated thyroid disorders. Both can be treated properly by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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My doctor says my thyroid levels are fine but I still have brittle breaking nails, hair loss [eye brows] and hair not growing (body hair), and inner?

My doctor says my thyroid levels are fine but I still have brittle breaking nails, hair loss [eye brows] and hair not growing (body hair), and inner?

Other causes: Agree with dr. Villaplana. You might have to live with normal thyroid level for awhile to see the effects. However, if the symptoms are still there despite normal thyroid hormone level, then it's probably something else that is causing the symptoms and not the low thyroid anymore. ...Read more

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I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

Need blood tests: I doubt that any of your symptoms have to do with your expired IUD but still it would be good to get it out. You definitely need to see your physician to get some blood tests to see if you have a thyroid or other problem causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT of head/brainboth fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours e?

Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT of head/brainboth fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours e?

Nerves: Did your MRI include the upper spinal column? Have you had any blood test, specifically calcium levels? The differential includes: Over-use injury (over use causing local inflammation and irritation of the nerves); a "pinched" or impinged nerve, or it could also be an electrolyte abnormality like low calcium causing the nerves to be more prone to tetanic activity. ...Read more

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Back left side of neck tender to touch when barely moving hand over it? No lumps that I can feel. Almost feels like hair on neck pulling?

Back left side of neck tender to touch when barely moving hand over it? No lumps that I can feel. Almost feels like hair on neck pulling?

Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation in your neck can stem from irritable nerve endings or slight irritation/inflammation of muscles which may eventually resolve. Keep a lookout for skin changes or eventual enlarged lymph nodes, however. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I had a steady head ake & ringing in my ears 4 at least a month & a pain/discomfort in my neck 4 past few weeks what should do? Also noticed several small lumps on my neck & a thumb nail sized lump on my right for arm. Where the one on my arm is no discomf

I had a steady head ake & ringing in my ears 4 at least a month & a pain/discomfort in my neck 4 past few weeks what should do? Also noticed several small lumps on my neck & a thumb nail sized lump on my right for arm. Where the one on my arm is no discomf

Medical Exam: You list signs and symptoms that need further examination by your medical doctor. He will most likely order some blood work and do a full physical exam. The information you give is limited so the first step is to call your md as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When I rub my hand down the side of my head and neck I feel pain and the top of my shoulders hurt aswel what could this be?

When I rub my hand down the side of my head and neck I feel pain and the top of my shoulders hurt aswel what could this be?

Head, neck pain: Either a function of muscle spasm or nerve radiation. Either way the pathology is at the Hess or neck, not the shoulder ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, I take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, I take my left hand and push my head all the way down to my shoulders and release and straighten feel pain, what?

Don't push it: Not the greatest idea if you are causing pain. Try going to an orthopaedic surgeon to get a referral to a physical therapist who can show you an appropriate home exercise program for your neck. ...Read more

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I have bump right in the middle of neck/head right on the crease, I got tboned last week, but haven't been to doctors, my hand shaked a lot today.

I have bump right in the middle of neck/head right on the crease, I got tboned last week, but haven't been to doctors, my hand shaked a lot today.

Car accident: Means seeing your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions. If you miss something and it is not treated it can get worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Working on my laptop I lay on my right side and prop my head up with my right hand for about 6hrs/day. Wat neck issues can this cause over 1or2 years.?

Working on my laptop I lay on my right side and prop my head up with my right hand for about 6hrs/day. Wat neck issues can this cause over 1or2 years.?

Probably none: If you are healthy your spine should stay that way. It might cause muscle cramps though, if in strained positions for long periods. It can be avoided by moving about! ...Read more

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I've been getting a pain up my right hand side that goes up my arm back and into my neck and head. What do I have?

I've been getting a pain up my right hand side that goes up my arm back and into my neck and head. What do I have?

Neural impingement: Pain radiating back head to distal upper extremity one side in fortyish male suggest radiculopathy; impingement of major nerve (s) these regions. Cervical spine neural outlet tracts suspect, as is impingement within shoulder region; called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Physiatrists ; osteopaths can discern. Electrodiagnostic tests provide info. Unfortunately, neurologists often skeptical of tos. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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