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Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Probably not.: Causes of enlarged lymph nodes are infection, inflammation, or less likely neoplasm. Hyperthyroidism usually means overactive thyroid gland. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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What does hyperthyroidism with swollen lymph nodes and facial numbness and swelling suggest?

What does hyperthyroidism with swollen lymph nodes and facial numbness and swelling suggest?

Your doctor can help: These answers will best come from the doctor who has made your diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism. There does not seem to be any connection between the thyroid and your facial symptoms. Are you sure you are not too anxious about your thyroid problem. Follow up with your current doctor is recommended and get an examination. ...Read more

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How can your labs indicate if you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

How can your labs indicate if you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Levels of Hormones: TLab test is done to check the levels of following hormones
TSH which is produced by Anterior Pitutary as it controls the production of Thyroid hormones Thyroxin (T4)and Triidotyrosin (T3 (liothyronine))
T4 TOTAL and FREE T4
T3 (liothyronine)
iN HYPERTHYROIDISM TSH IS LOW AND T4 IS HIGH&T3 (liothyronine) IS HIGH OR NORMAL
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM TSH IS HIGH AND T4 MAY BE LOW AND T3 (liothyronine) MAY BE LOW OR NORMAL ...Read more

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What lab values would indicate hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

What lab values would indicate hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

TSH, T4 and T3 (liothyronine): Blood test for
TSH Thyroid stimulating Hormone secreted by Anterior Pituatry
T4 and Free T4
T3 (liothyronine)
T3 (liothyronine) AND T4 are the hormones excreted by Thyroid
Hypothyroidism
TSH is high AND T4 is low and T3 (liothyronine) may be normal or low
Hyperthyroidism
TSH is low
T4 is high and T3 (liothyronine) may be high or normal ...Read more

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My mom has hashimotos disease & I have hyperthyroid symptoms. I had my ths and T4 reflex free tested: 1.47 &. 27-4.2. What could my results indicate?

Hyperthyroid symptom: A TSH of 1.47 is normal. I am not sure what 0.27-4.2 refers to. Is this the normal range for tsh?
With a normal tsh, it is likely that your hyperthyroid symptoms are not actually from hyperthyroidism. Stress? Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

TSH: Tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone (or thyrotropin), is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormone. In hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone, made by the thyroid, circulates in the blood to the pituitary gland to lower tsh. ...Read more

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Could this indicate hyperthyroidism? Free T4 is 20 pmo/l, TSH is 2.2 mIU/l, free T3 (liothyronine) is 6 pmo/l. Upper ref. Ranges for these are: 19, 4.9 and 6.

Could this indicate hyperthyroidism? Free T4 is 20 pmo/l, TSH is 2.2 mIU/l, free T3 (liothyronine) is 6 pmo/l. Upper ref. Ranges for these are: 19, 4.9 and 6.

Not hyperthyroidism: Hi. The classic picture of hyperthyroidism is suppressed (usually undetectable) TSH and elevated free T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The "normal range" is determined as the 95% confidence interval where normal values lie, and by definition, excludes 5% of normal values. Your only value in the "hyper" range is the free T4, but it's just outside normal, and could easily be one of the 5% of normals outside the norm rang ...Read more

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Tsh. 616 free t4. 87 free t3 (liothyronine) 3.0 have a lot of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well. Last tsh level was. 701 in Jan. Would this indicate hyperthy.

Tsh. 616 free t4. 87 free t3 (liothyronine) 3.0 have a lot of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well. Last tsh level was. 701 in Jan. Would this indicate hyperthy.

No: 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 TSH level is in the normal range.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily

but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection

so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as I read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush, both had goiter. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Indeed: The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. Sometimes its self limited. Sometimes it can be cured by surgery and sometimes radioactive iodine treatment. It is however almost always curable. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

Hyperthyroid/fertile: Hyperthyroidism can be associated with anovulation and menstrual irregularities in some cases, preventing fertility, but not always. You should consult your endocrinologist and obstetrician to see if your ability to conceive might be optimized by tighter control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more

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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Depends: If the surgery is to remove your thyroid it certainly could. But surgery is my least favorite of three options for control. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more

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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Yes: It will take care of the hyperthyroidism but it might not be the best option for you depending on your individual characteristics. There are other treatment options. See your doctor to discuss what's best for you. After surgery, you will become hypothyroid and will need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more

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Could it be hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure I suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
559 Doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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