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Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests? Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests?  Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Maybe, maybe not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will block some of the androgen effects of the PCOS but may not grow the eyebrow hair again. Make sure that the thyroid testing included a TSH, T3, T4, and Free Thyroid Index.(FTI) to definitely rule out thyroid disorders as a cause. ...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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Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe to take on an inactive thyroid?

Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe to take on an inactive thyroid?

Yes: But you need to see your doctor and get prescribed the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Could thyroid problems cause a receding hairline?

Could thyroid problems cause a receding hairline?

Hair loss: Hair loss causing a receding hairline most likely is not thyroid related. This is a typical pattern for testosterone dependent hair loss which happen in both men and women. ...Read more

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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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