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Doctor insights on: Donating Blood Plasma With Hypothyroidism

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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause 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 ...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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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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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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If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-). ...Read more

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Could hypothyroid cause increase or decrease amount of calcium in blood?

Not usually: Unless there is something else going on, most people with hypothyroidism will have normal calcium levels. Hypoparathyroidism (low function of the parathyroid glands) will cause low calcium levels in the blood. ...Read more

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I was told I have hypothyroidism but it was never followed up on could the blood work be wrong and i'm actually fine?

I was told I have hypothyroidism but it was never followed up on could the blood work be wrong and i'm actually fine?

Possible: Repeat the tests. Ask your doctor to check tpo antibodies. If it shows hypothyroidism and tpo antibodies are positive, you have thyroid disease and should be treated. If all are normal, then only follow up needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best blood test to get for hypothyroidism?

TSH: Generally, your doctor will order a TSH, and perhaps also T4 and T3 levels. This is usually sufficient to get an answer for hypothyroidism, though additional tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...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