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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Hello. I just received the Profound RF treatment on my lower face and neck. I am quite swollen now. How long will it take to heal?

Hello. I just received the Profound RF treatment on my lower face and neck. I am quite swollen now. How long will it take to heal?

About a week: To ten days for most patients and if no complications

Hope this helps

If your discomfort is INCREASING rather than DECREASING daily contact the Health Care Professional who administered the treatment!

Hope this is helpful!
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Swollen lymph nodes on neck - had them for about 3 months already. What is the fastest treatment for this?

Swollen lymph nodes on neck - had them for about 3 months already. What is the fastest treatment for this?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. 3 months requires evaluation. ...Read more

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16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.

16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.

Need urologist: The problem may be more complicated than a simple UTI if the right abx was used. You may need to consult an urologist. I am also concerned over your abdominal mass. ...Read more

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I have a hard swollen lymph on my neck below my ear. My biopsy result says 'reactive lymphadenitis'. Is it necessary to get medical treatment?

I have a hard swollen lymph on my neck below my ear. My biopsy result says 'reactive lymphadenitis'. Is it necessary to get medical treatment?

Yes: Reactive lymphadenitis means that your immune system was fighting something and the node was activated. Unfortunately it did not calm down or became clogged. Try warm compresses on it. If that doesn't work you may benefit from an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes in neck for 3 months. WBC was normal and did not shrink after antibiotic treatment. Ct was normal. Should I get further testing?

Swollen lymphnodes in neck for 3 months. WBC was normal and did not shrink after antibiotic treatment. Ct was normal. Should I get further testing?

Yes: CT of WHAT was normal? If you can feel enlarged lymph nodes, those should be visible on CT scan. But CT does not distinguish between benign and malignant lymph nodes. A biopsy may be indicated. Yes, you should be re-evaluated. Your description is compatible with Hodgkin's disease, as well as with minor illnesses. I can't tell which you have. Neither can you. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymphnodes in my neck for 3 months. My WBC was normal and they did not shrink after antibiotic treatment and my CT was normal?

I've had swollen lymphnodes in my neck for 3 months. My WBC was normal and they did not shrink after antibiotic treatment and my CT was normal?

Neck lymph nodes: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. 1.5 cm is enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time, three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time, three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

Lymph nodes: Hello SBaldwin. I am unable to check proper dosages of the meds not knowing her weight but I recommend continuing with the current treatment and labs. It looks like your doctor wants to cover any current bacterial infection and check for other causes to include viruses that linger for a while before resolving. For future consults, my direct link is: healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd key code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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Have white toungue and sore throat also my neck and groin lymph nodes are swollen was diagnosed with strep but got treatment my throat still hurts?

Have white toungue and sore throat also my neck and groin lymph nodes are swollen was diagnosed with strep but got treatment my throat still hurts?

May be viral, mono, s: May not be strep. Consider reculture and not the screen to get better identification. This could be viral. Your physician can better clarify this. ...Read more

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Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suffering will be avoided and will not prolong death. I assume that the patient and family understands and agrees with this plan of care. ...Read more

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Are your neck lymph nodes pose to be able for you to feel them? Anyway to make them go down if they're swollen. Home remedies?

Are your neck lymph nodes pose to be able for you to feel them? Anyway to make them go down if they're swollen. Home remedies?

No: Lymph nodes in the neck are not usually palpable unless there is an infectious process in the throat, tonsils or in an area that drain to these nodes. Others etiologies may be the cause for enlarged LNs and better checked with a physician. ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

Red flag: Swelling is one of the signals your body uses to tell you that there's something wrong. By the time your gums are swollen enough to alarm you there is probably a significant gum disease problem that requires professional care, and you are probably beyond a diy cure. Please see your dentist for an examination and evaluation now. Referral to a periodontist may be indicated. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

My left eyelid is swollen and puffy. Is there a home remedy for this?

Allergies: Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. Another cause could be a blocked sweat duct around the eye. In that case patients respond to warm compress. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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I have white little stones coming out of my tonsils, and tonsils seem swollen? Is there a home remedy

I have white little stones coming out of my tonsils, and tonsils seem swollen? Is there a home remedy

Tonsilloliths: Tonsil stone is a sign of chronic inflammation of tonsils, salt water gargle could be helpful but the best way to approach it is to see an ENT doctor for possible removal of tonsils. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in vaginal area. Hard, small, and painful. Any at home treatment? Usually go away within 1 week and some days but it hurts too bad.

Swollen lymph node in vaginal area. Hard, small, and painful. Any at home treatment? Usually go away within 1 week and some days but it hurts too bad.

Need for examination: Please see your doctor to determine what is causing the lesions. Do not rely on home treatments. Many venereal disease stop causing symptoms but the infection persists and may cause problems later. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face. Stuffy nose. What Can I do foe home remedy.

I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face. Stuffy nose. What Can I do foe home remedy.

Net Pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days I put hot compress and massage it I think massaging it makes it worse.

What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days I put hot compress and massage it I think massaging it makes it worse.

Treat the cause: Without knowing what is causing the swelling, the only advise is to keep the hand elevated higher than your heart. You should seek medical exam and advice to differentiate the cause of this condition. ...Read more

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What should I do; a swollen dot of 1cm diameter burns on 2 fingers, after touching a pan. Feels really hot unless in water. Home treatment or doctors?

What should I do; a swollen dot of 1cm diameter burns on 2 fingers, after touching a pan. Feels really hot unless in water. Home treatment or doctors?

Have it evaluated: If your spots are left to demarcate they will eventually declare themselves as to the degree of burn. If you can at least get to an urgent care center the burns can be evaluated for depth of penetration, zone of injury, and potential need for treatment such as debridment ; repair. ...Read more

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My husband hand is swollen & in a lot of pain. What is a good home remedy for it?

My husband hand is swollen & in a lot of pain. What is a good home remedy for it?

Need to be seen: This could be an inflammatory form of arthritis. If so, early detection and treatment are proven to improve the odds of a better outcome. ...Read more

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My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge I think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge I think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

Warm compresses: A towel soaked in warm water or soaking the area in warm water (as warm as possible but don't burn him) for 10 minutes at a time four times a day will help draw out the infection, keep already draining abscesses open, and help keep it clean but if its getting worse (increased redness, swelling, pus, or fever) he needs to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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My labia is swollen I think and its been like this for 3 days and I was wondering if I need to go to doctor or if there is a home remedy I could usr?

My labia is swollen I think and its been like this for 3 days and I was wondering if I need to go to doctor or if there is a home remedy I could usr?

The remedy: Depends on the cause. The first priority is determining why your labia is swollen, and then a remedy can be found. I would see your Dr to determine the cause (sometimes the exact cause is unknown, but the Dr can often tell if it is due to an infection, allergic reaction etc). Home remedies can sometimes make things worse or delay treatment that can help you get healthy faster. ...Read more

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My eye is swollen for no reason. What is a good home remedy?

My eye is swollen for no reason. What is a good home remedy?

Allergies: Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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Swollen scrotum. Is it dangerous? Any home remedy? Effect on sexual life.

Swollen scrotum. Is it dangerous? Any home remedy? Effect on sexual life.

See answer: There are many causes of scrotal swelling (medical conditions, infections, anatomical abnormalities, tumors, etc) and it is important to know the cause of your swelling. In a young male, hydrocele (fluid around testicle) would be a common, generally non-painful swelling. Testicular cancer and varicocele would be other causes of relatively non-painful swelling. Epididymitis causes painful swelling. ...Read more

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Red mildy swollen and tender gum around 1st molar. Urgent matter for a dentist or home treatment?

Red mildy swollen and tender gum around 1st molar. Urgent matter for a dentist or home treatment?

Inflammation: Probably better to seek professional help. It's always better to catch things early. ...Read more

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There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

Red bump: The cause of the red bump could be anything from a simple ulcer due to trauma to a viral source. It is best to check with your dentist and treat accordingly ...Read more

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I have thyroid problem and my hair has become very thin and they are falling day by day. Shud I drink amla juice. Or suggest me some other home remedy?

I have thyroid problem and my hair has become very thin and they are falling day by day. Shud I drink amla juice. Or suggest me some other home remedy?

See a doctor: If you have a true thyroid problem, especially one severe enough to cause hair loss, then you need to see your primary doctor and/or endocrinologist. Thyroid supplementation (prescription) will make you feel much better and improve your symptoms. Low thyroid (if very severe) can eventually become life threatening, so don't just try home remedies! ...Read more

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Swollen bump behind right ear... Painful at starting over a week now better but still lump remains? Why so anything serious any home remedy

Lymph node: It may have been a cyst or lymph node, if it is not painful and you have no other symptoms, it will subside on its own and may take weeks, don't touch it. ...Read more

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My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

Should be seen: Swelling of the eye can be a periorbital infection, less likely is eye allergy. Especially with only one eye involved and with swelling as you describe. If the area around the eye is red, hot or becoming more swollen you need immediate medical attention for your baby. ...Read more

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The right side of my face is swollen, and I don't have money to see a doctor. What I was wondering is if there is a home remedy to bring it down?

The right side of my face is swollen, and I don't have money to see a doctor. What I was wondering is if there is a home remedy to bring it down?

No home remedy: It is difficult to say what is causing the swelling on the side of your face. It could be serious such as a dental abscess (infection) which may require drainage and antibiotics. Only a doctor can tell. There are cost effective places you can go like an urgent care for evaluation. Or you can talk to your doctor and see if some sort of financial arrangement can be made. ...Read more