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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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Might i HIV from having my blood plasma pumped back into me while donating blood?

Might i HIV from having my blood plasma pumped back into me while donating blood?

NO, not possible!: It is your plasma, and the tubing comes as a complete system and is only used once then discarded. You cannot get a blood-transmitted disease from donating blood, plasma, or platelets. ...Read more

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Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system ?

Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system ?

Not really: You have trillions of cells...we were designed to survive the occasional loss of a few (or few million). Your body compensates rapidly and replaces them. ...Read more

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Would having pcos and taking metformin and spironolactone for it prevent me from donating blood plasma?

Would having pcos and taking metformin and spironolactone for it prevent me from donating blood plasma?

Check: With your blood bank, as regulation vary from one place to another. Probably not a candidate. ...Read more

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What can affect a T4 blood test to be diagnosed as having hypothyroidism?

What can affect a T4 blood test to be diagnosed as having hypothyroidism?

Many Things: Pregnancy, use of birth control or estrogen pills if female, testosterone levels if male, liver disease, kidney disease, and nutritional status can all affect levels of thyroid binding proteins, and the level of total T4 needed to maintain the free T4 in the desired range. While free T4 is a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, the TSH level is best at measuring what's right for you. ...Read more

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Prolactin blood test is showing high, I am hypothyroid, is it because of my thyroid problem or any other reason?

Hyperprolactinemia: Hypothyroidism ( low thyroid) can elevate prolactin.. When thyroid is replaced well , prolactin should be normal.. If prolactin remains high, prolactinoma ( pituitary tumor producing prolactin) should be considered. ...Read more

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When hypothyroid, what will a liver blood test be looking for? Also, my tpoab were 16, can hasimoto's be ruled out?

When hypothyroid, what will a liver blood test be looking for? Also, my tpoab were 16, can hasimoto's be ruled out?

Hashimotos possible: Despite negative tpo ab, hashimoto's thyroiditis is still the most common cause for hypothyroidism. Liver tests can be abnormal when thyroid levels are extremely low, but are usually normal with mild hypothyroidism, or after treatment with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I have many hypothyroidism symptoms & recently had some blood work done that revealed that i tested negative for it. I'm not rut what else it could be?

I have many hypothyroidism symptoms & recently had some blood work done that revealed that i tested negative for it. I'm not rut what else it could be?

Hypothyroid: Symptoms such as dry skin tiredness hair loss and weight gain very common in patients however these donot make DX but suggest it but DX established by blood work very rare cases maybe missed if pituitary in origin and only tested by tsh. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more