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Que puede ser que mi esposo sangra cuando orina eso pude ser algo grave?

En Engles por favor?: If you can have a friend ask in English, you will get many answers to your problem. You can also provide more information to get even better recommendations. Gracias! ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have graves?

How do I find out if I have graves?

Blood tests: Blood tests are needed along with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Can you please define graves diease?

Can you please define graves diease?

Graves Disease: Is an autoimmune disorder that caused the thyroid glad to be overactive. (hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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What is the best treament for graves?

What is the best treament for graves?

It depends.: For different situations, the best treatment may be surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, or medications to slow the thyroid down. Radioactive iodine is the most-used treatment in the us, while surgery is seldom used for graves' disease. Talk with your doctor to find out which treatment might be the best one for you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of graves diseases?

What is the cause of graves diseases?

Autoimmunity: Wbcs make an antigen that slips into the receptor for the bodies natural TSH causing the production of too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can grave's disease affect kidney function?

Can grave's disease affect kidney function?

Graves' disease: If left untreated or if a patient goes into a "thyroid storm" there can be side effects that can lead to renal damage, but overall it tends not to be a long term or chronic side effect of the overall condition. ...Read more

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Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Wwhy there is amenorrhea with grave's disease?

Occurs w/hyperthyroi: Any form of hyperthyroidism can lead to decreased or even absent menses. Conversely, underactive or hypothyroidism can lead to heavy and frequent menses. ...Read more

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What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

What is grave disease? And what causes over active thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism and occurs when your body produces antibodies that stimulate your thyroid gland, which controls your body's metabolism. This results in various symptoms like nervousness, tremor, insomnia, heat intolerance, and palpitations. Treatment consists of medications or surgery. Speak with your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Before treating and diagnosing Graves, should you have a scan done?

Before treating and diagnosing Graves, should you have a scan done?

Depends on therapy: Depends on treatment. Radioactive ablation with I131 requires imaging for determination of volume of gland and homogenicity. Dose is calculated from thyroid uptake and size of gland. Medical therapy and surgery do not require nuclear scan. Can perform ultrasound. ...Read more

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If I have grave's disease am I more at risk of getting diabetes or other endo disorder?

If I have grave's disease am I more at risk of getting diabetes or other endo disorder?

Mild increased risk: Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition, in which the immune system makes antibodies that target one's own proteins. Having one autoimmune condition does increase the risk of developing another, including type 1 diabetes, or addison's disease (hypoadrenalism) by about 10-20% compared to someone with no known autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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I know most people should have no tsi antibodies. But, if you have tsi yet are in "normal range" does this mean you def. Will get grave's eventually?

I know most people should have no tsi antibodies. But, if you have tsi yet are in "normal range" does this mean you def. Will get grave's eventually?

Possibly: Tsi or thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, and can stimulate the thyroid to overproduce thyroid hormone. However, whether your thyroid levels become high depends on how sensitive your thyroid is to the antibody. In addition, sometimes there can be competing autoimmune thyroid disease causing destruction of thyroid tissue (hashimoto's). ...Read more

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I got myself bedridden 1yr with no diagnosis. Justgradually lost energy. Now I'm afraid I've dug my grave by allowing myself to be bedridden.Panicking?

I got myself bedridden 1yr with no diagnosis. Justgradually lost energy. Now I'm afraid I've dug my grave by allowing myself to be bedridden.Panicking?

Bedridden @ 29 male: Need more Hx. and labs. Could be a number of things that will kill you. Addison''s, hyper or hypo thyroidism, cancer, low blood K, depression, ALS, MS. Need to see your team and get tested to see what is going on before you panic as most of these can be taken care of. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes grave's disease to happen?

What causes grave's disease to happen?

Autoimmune: Hyperthyroidism is most common feature of Graves' disease, affecting nearly all patients, and caused by autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, thyrotropin) receptor (TSHR-Ab) that activate receptor, stimulating thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion as well as thyroid gland enlargement (causing a diffuse goiter). ...Read more

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Que tan grave es cuando sangran en orinar mi esposo cuando acaba de ser del uno sangra?

Not translated.: I am sorry but your question was not translated into English. ...Read more

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Tengo diabetes tipo 2 y hace una semana estoy viendo doble por mi ojo izquierdo, ¿Es esto síntoma de algo grave?

Tengo diabetes tipo 2 y hace una semana estoy viendo doble por mi ojo izquierdo, ¿Es esto síntoma de algo grave?

Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. For more responses, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more

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Como solucionar un problema grave de halitosis?

Como solucionar un problema grave de halitosis?

Visita tu dentista.: La causa mas común de el mal aliento es la cavidad oral o boca. Caries, gingivitis, periodontitis (enfermedad de las encías), son algunas de las causas mas comunes. Saca una cita con un dentista para que te haga un examen completo. Otras causas de halitosis pueden ser sinusitis, problemas con la garganta y o el estomago. ...Read more

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How reliable is tsi in determining grave's disease?

How reliable is tsi in determining grave's disease?

Not at all perfect: Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (tsi) is theoretically the cause of graves disease, which is an autoimmune disease. These antibodies stimulate the thyroid to make excess hormone. However, the test is not perfect. Many people with graves have a negative test for tsi. Some assays are not reliable. Tsi can be measured when the diagnosis is uncertain, but a negative test does not rule out graves. ...Read more

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My boyfriends mom has a grave disease. How do I treat them?

My boyfriends mom has a grave disease. How do I treat them?

Graves' treatment: 3 options: 1)thyroid blocking medication (methimazole or ptu), 2)radioactive iodine, 3)surgery. There are pros and cons for each treatment options. Have a discussion with the treating physician to find out what's the best option for her. ...Read more