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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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What are the normal sugar levels in men and women?

What are the normal sugar levels in men and women?

Range: Fasting blood sugar is considered to be in the normal range when it is between 65-99 mg/dl. 2 hours following a meal it should be less than 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

Common: Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities. However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40. ...Read more

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What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

Increasing: Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks. ...Read more

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Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Only if...: Thyroid levels are not normal. Prolactin should also always be checked in thyroid conditions. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility in men and can it also affect the offspring of such fathers?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can lower fertility in both men and women. The good news is that it returns to whatever their "normal" was with appropriate replacement w/brand name t4. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone lower fertility rate in women?

Does hydroquinone lower fertility rate in women?

Very possibly: While you do not state what type of hydroquinone you take (oral, topical?). Infertility has been associated in numerous studies with even topical hydroquinone, and one can infer that it probably affects fertility in oral form also. Check the online PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) for this question searching under the exact product you are using. ...Read more

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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you dont eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more

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What ways are there that increase fertility in men and increase chances of pregnancy in women??

What ways are there that increase fertility in men and increase chances of pregnancy in women??

Healthy lifestyle : The avoidance of cigarette smoke is important since it lowers sperm counts and increases the risk of miscarriage.Avoid hot tubs since heat interferes with sperm and anything that raises the temperature of the testicles decreases the sperm count.A healthy diet and moderate exercise are important for both partners.Supplemental folic acid prior to pregnancy for mom decreases the risk of birth defects ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more