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I performed two pregnancy test.Results were negative.But i still didn't get menses.Last mense date was 2nd feb.I have hyperthyroidism.Reason for delay?

I performed two pregnancy test.Results were negative.But i still didn't get menses.Last mense date was 2nd feb.I have hyperthyroidism.Reason for delay?

May be thyroid: Hyperthyroidism can definitely affect fertility, ovulation, and menses frequency, duration, and flow. But if you've had the hyperthyroidism since February, and still aren't having periods, it may be time to look a little deeper. I would hope that your hyperthyroidism would have been treated and showing some response to treatment in 5 months. If so, the periods should become more regular soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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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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I have hyperthyroidism, will it affect my ability to bear children?

I have hyperthyroidism, will it affect my ability to bear children?

Doctors advise neede: Quite possibly. See an endocrinologist and have him regulate your meds so that you can conceive. ...Read more

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How often are young children diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

How often are young children diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family may have it, not always. It can be effectively treated with medicine and close follow-up; kids often do better than adults. Also, toddlers can get into others' meds, and newborns can be affected if their moms are hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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How typical is it for young children to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

How typical is it for young children to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

Very uncommon: Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children and adolescents. The annual incidence is about 1 per 100, 000 children younger than 15 years of age. ...Read more

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Can children have hyperthyroidism? My son’s been anxious, can’t sit still and can’t concentrate. I thought maybe adhd, but the doctor says no. Now he’s losing weight, even though he eats a lot. Maybe more than usual. Could he have hyperthyroidism? He’s 6.

Can children have hyperthyroidism? My son’s been anxious, can’t sit still and can’t concentrate. I thought maybe adhd, but the doctor says no. Now he’s losing weight, even though he eats a lot. Maybe more than usual. Could he have hyperthyroidism? He’s 6.

Yes, : Yes, this is possible. Grave's disease is relatively rare at this age, but certainly not unheard of. It is easy to test for with a simple blood test. That being said, out of a thousand children with the symptoms your child has at age 6, perhaps one would have hyperthyroidism as a cause. ...Read more

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I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

should be OK but...: Radioactive iodine is a common ; effective treatment for hypothyroidism. It shouldn't affect fertility but you should avoid becoming pregnant for a year after treatment. The reason i don't love this treatment is that it usually results in hypothyroidism, but that can be treated. However, you might consider natural alternatives like homeopathy. If you have thyroiditis consider http://bit.Ly/1fp543p. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t. ...Read more

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Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition. The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men. ...Read more

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Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Yes: Although it is probably best to get the hyperthyroidism treated first. Different treatment options can affect the timing of pregnancy. With surgery, once the thyroid labs are normal, it would be safe. With radioactive iodine, standard advice is to wait 6-12 months. With thyroid blocking tablets, it is best to wait 1 year after finishing the course of treatment (total 1-2.5 years). ...Read more

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Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Patch testing: You might want to see a dermatologist who can do patch testing to see what you are allergic to. If you shower a lot and use soap all over instead of just on your private parts that may b the reason. Cream moisturizers are better than lotions. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do if I have hyperthyroidism?

What exercise can I do if I have hyperthyroidism?

Light exercise: If someone has been exercising regularly, they can keep doing what they have been doing. If getting too short of breath to talk to a buddy, slow down or lighten up! avoid exercising in hot environments, as hyperthyroidism makes it harder for the body to regulate temperature. Probably not a good time to start exercising, but light walking probably ok for most. Do talk to your doctor first! ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule(s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing why?

I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing	why?

Not sure: This is not a typical symptom of hyperthyroidism. However there are 2 theoretical explanations on my mind: 1) your hyperthyroidism may make the muscles that move the vocal cords "shaky" as it does with other muscles. If that is the case, then it will return to normal when the hyper is corrected 2) the thyroid may be enlarged to a point that it affects the nerves that control the voice. ...Read more

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What can and cannot eat if I have hyperthyroidism?

What can and cannot eat if I have  hyperthyroidism?

No food restriction: This is treated medically. There are no foods to help or hurt this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of hyperthyroidism?

Several treatments: If past child bearing age iodine 131 is the best in most cases.In younger people drugs or surgery would be considered. ...Read more

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Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Varies: A specialized diet for hyperthyroidism can vary from person to person. It may depend upon the dose of meds you may be taking, your present diet, supplements, exercises, etc. I would talk to a Dr. who is well versed on this subject and has all your history. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more