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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! no thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off!  no thyroid problems  and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal) , or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

See below: Disk pathology in the lumbar spine would not cause your whole body to go numb. I would recommend you see a neurologist for further evaluation and clarification of your problem good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Toes get numb, do I have thyroid issues?

Toes get numb, do I have thyroid issues?

Maybe: There are many different reasons you can get numb toes....Thyroid issues is just one possibility. Numbness can be caused by lower back problems, diabetes, poor circulation, tarsal tunnel syndrome. I would suggest further work up. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Does thyroid problems cause joint pain and problems?

Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Yes: These are symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism although other non-thyroid conditions can also cause the same things. Get a blood draw to tease it out. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do thyroid problems in men cause?

What do thyroid problems in men cause?

Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can decrease and even eliminate menses. Hypothyroidism can as well, but more often leads to heavier than normal (although irregular) menses. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thyroid (Definition)

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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more