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First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

Thyroiditis: inflammation of the thyroid often impacts its function. TSH is usually a reflection of the thyroid present in the blood. When the thyroid is releasing a lot of hormone, it goes down and vice versa. The thyroid function only stabilize when the inflammation subsides or gets under controlled. ...Read more

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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I have been dx'd with chronic urticaria & hypothyroid. Now I have a red vasculitic rash on my face/neck (not butterfly, not hives). What is this?

Autoimmune: It could be that your hypothyroidism is related to hashimoto's thyroiditis which can be associated with chronic urticaria, did you check your thyroid antibodies? One autoimmune disease can coexist with another causing the vasculitic rash. You need to see an immunologist for a work up. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more