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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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Does an enlarged thyroid feel long , wide and slightly raised?

Does an enlarged thyroid feel long , wide and slightly raised?

Thyroidomegaly: Possibly. Get your doctor to examine your thyroid and get an ultrasound done. ...Read more

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What can cause raised MCV(102) and MCH(2.16)? I have TPO antibodies but other thyroid levels are fine. B12 is 273. Something to worry about?

What can cause raised MCV(102) and MCH(2.16)? I have TPO antibodies but other thyroid levels are fine. B12 is 273. Something to worry about?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your B12 level is at the lower end of normal. Please discuss with your doctor if you may benefit from B12 supplement, may be by injection. Your doctor may wish to check you folate (folic acid) level, especially if Hgb is low. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My doctor raised my thyroid meds a week ago last night my arms hurt my hands felt like they were on fire all night what's wrong?

My doctor raised my thyroid meds a week ago last night my arms hurt my hands felt like they were on fire all night what's wrong?

Not thyroid: It isn't due to the change in thyroid level, which takes 4-6 weeks to reach a new equilibrium. If symptoms worsen or continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Raised thyroid antibodies & recurrent miscarriage - have read about taking low dose levothyroxine to help prevent miscarriage- am doing ivf-thoughts?

Raised thyroid antibodies & recurrent miscarriage - have read  about taking low dose levothyroxine to help prevent miscarriage- am doing ivf-thoughts?

Yes: if you have high thyroid antibodies, then you have thyroid disease. the normal values in the lab reference ranges no longer apply to you. thyroid is very important for pregnancy. see a specialist to take care of this problem appropriately. good luck. ...Read more

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Have raised TSH levels. Multiple nodules in thyroid and a positive ANA titre 160 (neg 3 yrs ago). Feeling tired, weight gain and mood swings.

Have raised TSH levels. Multiple nodules in thyroid and a positive ANA titre 160 (neg 3 yrs ago). Feeling tired, weight gain and mood swings.

Hypothyroidism: If your TSH is significantly elevated, your thyroid level is likely to be low (hypothyroidism). This is associated with fatigue and weight gain, and requires treatment with thyroid hormone. Having multiple nodules on your thyroid may or may not be related. You likely have hashimoto's thyroiditis. This can cause the appearance of multiple small thyroid nodules (heterogeneous texture) on ultrasound. ...Read more