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Hyperthyroidism Undetected For Years
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Neg. Pituitary tumors. Took Accutane years ago for acne.?.? Larger issue?
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Took Accutane for acne years ago?.?.? Neg. Pituitary tumors. Larger issue?
Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...Read more
Graves pt. Rai 2 years ago. Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcs for two months. Periorbital edema severe. From hypothyroidism? Blood work normal.
Graves' Orbitopathy: Graves' orbitopathy can occur before, after or at the same time as development of autoimmune hyperthyroidism. It's activity is unrelated to your thyroid level and its course is episodic. If you have swelling, it may mean you have active inflammation in your orbit. You should see an oculoplastic surgeon to be evaluated for oral steroids. This can stem some of the damage from active inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause high TSH level after several years of Synthroid (thyroxine) for post ablative (graves) hypothroidism?
Usually low Thyroid : Post ablative hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is not functioning well and thus the patient needs more thyroid hormone. A "high tsh" actually mean there is not enough thyroid in the blood, thus an increase in dosage of the synthroid (thyroxine) is needed. Go see your family doctor and he/she will make adjustments and recheck the TSH level. This is very sensitive to thyroid in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?
Low testosterone for past 14 years never investigated cause now looking for pituitary tumor. Is it possible after so long?
Yeah but not likely: pituitary tumors are not cancer. If they grow it is slowly. But the first thing they squeeze out are the pituitary cells controlling testosterone. More common is simply low testicular output. The pituitary levels of stimulation of testosterone are HIGH with that; low if pituitary tumor squeezing them out. simple blood test. ...Read more
Is radioactive iodine a fairly safe treatment after total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? I'm 42 years old.
Radioactive iodine: It is safe and effective. It has been used millions of times and the side effects are low. It is being used more judiciously recently based on 2015 ATA guidelines. Low risk cancers don't usually need RAI. Intermediate risk can benefit from a low dose to ablate the thyroid remnant. High risk benefit from conventional RAI 70-100+ mCi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Cellulitis is an infection. It typically causes pain, swelling, red rash, and often is associated with chills and fever. Unless it is treated with antibiotics promptly, it can make the patient quite sick...So it can not remain hidden for more than one or two days! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a total thyroidectomy due to Graves' disease 7 years ago. Recent positive ANA test at 1:640 homogenous. No symptoms/tested due to fertility tx.
Hormones and CT: Tests for adrenal function: blood and urine tests for catecholamines (pheochromocytomas produce elevated BP and other symptoms), aldosterone blood levels (conn's syndrome produces elevated BP and low potassium blood levels) and cortisol levels (cushing syndrome). Ct may be useful if hormonal abnormalities are detected. If cushing's is strongly suspected, additional blood tests are required. ...Read more
My eyebrows are almost gone-(63 yrs old). I have taken Armour thyroid for 40 years; with bi annual TSH tests (1.4). Thinned quickly, in 6 months-why?
If I understand your: Q. You mean, a secondary bone cancer, ie, it has spread from somewhere else. So a cure is out of question. Its treatment would be determined by the type of the primary tumor, its location, where else (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive chemo or radiation therapy is given to him, his general condition, any other medical conditions he has; how he tolerates them? ...Read more
After radio iodine ablation for graves' disease, is a very high thyroid per oxidase ab and thyroglobulin ab result a cause for concern? Been one year
Adult Male, RBC elevated minimal for past two years , thromnbocytopenia(Fluctuate),Splenomegaly, erythroid hyperplasia,Negative for infections,no drug?
See hematologist: Your condition needs be followed by a hematologist . If there are bleeding issue from the reduced platelet, the spleen may need to be removed . ...Read more
I was wondering how many lesions a year were considered normal for relapseing remitting multiple sclerosis in a young adult? 25yrs old.
Predicting Outcome: Factors that predict unfavorable prognosis are: 1. Primary or secondary progressive course 2. Older age at onset (> 25) 3. Male sex 4. First interval between attacks shorter than one year 5. Initial cerebellar or pyramidal (motor) symptoms 6. Moderate to severe disability within the first 2 years. Link to more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1073365/pdf/jnnpsyc00027-0030.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suffered from thyroiditis for years and recently had thyroidectomy. What do antibodies attack if gland is removed?
Probably nothing: This is a good question. In most cases, hashimoto's thyroiditis is limited to the thyroid. Thyroid gone (or hypothyroidism) and there is no more inflammation. Presumably those antibodies don't attack anything. But people with hashi can get other autoimmune diseases, such as addison's, type 1 diabetes, pernicious anemia, and others. But this is not common. ...Read more
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