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Whay are the symptoms of a thyroid infection?

Whay are the symptoms of a thyroid infection?

Pain: Infections of the thyroid, like infections anywhere else, are characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and sometimes redness. In addition an infected thyroid can release thyroid hormone which can make you hyperthyroid as well! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What's the signs of thyroid disease?

What's the signs of thyroid disease?

Which type?: There are many different conditions that can afflict the thyroid gland. Please let us know which one so that we can provide you with some information. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people , prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform , tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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Which levels of TSH and T4 indicate a thyroid problem?

Which levels of TSH and T4 indicate a thyroid problem?

Tsh less<o.4&>4.0T4&: Tsh level less than 0.4 or more than 4.0 t4 level less than4.5 and more than 11.2microgrms. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Not if replaced: Not if your thyroid is adequately replaced. There are many more common causes for recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid, symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

Depends: With mild hypothyroidism, there may be no symptoms.As the level of thyroid hormone diminishes, however, you may notice fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair.You may also feel cold much of the time.A simple blood test usually confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Many: Shaky nervous jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movenents daily but these symptoms could all be due to other causes so see md-get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Swelling,pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected,you would have swelling & pain.If Parotid glands are infected,you may have swelling at the very back of the cheeks(in front of ears),if sub-mandibular glands are infected,you may have swelling under lower jaw. The pain tends to increase at meal time,& you may have a foul taste in the mouth when the saliva is excreted.Consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid be a misdiagnosis of meningitis?

Not likely: The findings are very different, and the pace of the disorders are also different. Meningitis is acute, associated with fever, neck stiffness, headache, perhaps delirium or coma, and is associated with an infection with abnormal spinal fluid. Thyroid disorders are more gradual, and, in absence of an unusually active thyroiditis, fairly easy for your doc to deal with. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Are vaginal yeast infections and low thyroid related?

Are vaginal yeast infections and low thyroid related?

Possible, but: Vaginal yeast infections are common for a multitude of causes. Low thyroid is not so common and would be an unlikely cause for your yeast infection. Look elsewhere, but have your thyroid checked if you're concerned. ...Read more

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My ear has become inflamed from bruxism. 4 months now. I have mouth gaurd, no infection. I had thyroid surgery , how long till i can take inflamitory?

My ear has become inflamed from bruxism. 4 months now. I have mouth gaurd, no infection. I had thyroid surgery , how long till i can take inflamitory?

Bruxism not ears: Bruxism does not cause an ear infection. Bruxism has nothing to do with an ear infection. You do not wear a mouth appliance for an ear infection. If you have or had an ear infection see a medical doctor as the dentist does not treat ears. ...Read more

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What other things can cause the presence of both hyperthyroidism and symptoms of infection? I've had thyroid ultrasound and blood work to rule out

Viral (subacute)...: Thyroiditis may be a possibility. It is an inflammation of the thyroid gland which is believed to be due to a viral infection. Symptoms include: 1. Hyperthyroidism (due to thyroid hormone leaking from the gland) 2. Swollen, painful thyroid gland (front of lower neck) 3. Fatigue (tiredness) 4. Fever 5. Muscle and joint pain. Please see your doctor for a complete discussion. ...Read more

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Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more

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Whay are the symptoms of a thyroid infection?

Pain: Infections of the thyroid, like infections anywhere else, are characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and sometimes redness. In addition an infected thyroid can release thyroid hormone which can make you hyperthyroid as well! ...Read more

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1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?

1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?

Endocrinology: The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. If hyperactive it can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing and a physician who is specialized in this needs to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is a hypervascular thyroid nodule symptom for thyroid infection?

Is a hypervascular thyroid nodule symptom for thyroid infection?

Typically, no: Usually, if there is an infection in the thyroid, like an abscess, it will be centrally avascular. ...Read more

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My WBC is 15, 000 RBC is 389, counts have been like this for 1 1/2 years. No infections. What could cause this? Thyroid problems and low b12.

My WBC is 15, 000 RBC is 389, counts have been like this for 1 1/2 years. No infections. What could cause this? Thyroid problems and low b12.

Need to know: Which type of WBC are elevated. Neutrophils, lymphs or something else. Heavy smokers can have a WBC of this level from the carbon monoxide alone. ...Read more

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If something is wrong with my thyroid could it be causeing me to have yeast infection that won't go away.

Not related : Thyroid disease and yeast infections are not related. Neither of these should be hard problems for your doctor to fix. Get your thyroid levels checked. Try and over the counter yeast cream. If you have already tried that gave your doctor run tests to confirm that the infection is in fact yeast and not something else. ...Read more

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Immature granulocytes high, 2.2 and mpv high, 13. Went in to see if my thyroid is low. No recent infections. Concerned?

Lab tests: These values have little if any meaning unless you can describe the entire clinical picture. Lab results by themselves seldom have relevant meanings. Discuss with the doctor who ordered these. These values, by the way, are unlikely to have any relationship to whether you are hypothyroid. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection/cold and the ring thing above my thyroid that moves up and down when I swallow hurts on the left side when i touch it. Cause?

I have a sinus infection/cold and the ring thing above my thyroid that moves up and down when I swallow hurts on the left side when i touch it. Cause?

? Related: If you truly have a bacterial sinus infection, one may speculate that severe post-nasal drip may lead to a sore throat. If your problem has been present for more than 10 days, you should ask your doctor to check your sinuses and throat just to be sure. ...Read more

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Ive had a yeast infection for 3 mos and have seen 3 drs. Blood sugar and thyroid are fine. I've taken diflucan (fluconazole) and OTC. No relief.What else can i try?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Ive had a yeast infection for 3 mos and have seen 3 drs. Blood sugar and thyroid are fine. I've taken diflucan (fluconazole) and OTC. No relief.What else can i try?

2nd opinion: First make sure that this is indeed a yeast infection in the first place. If problem persists, consult an immunologist to find out if there is an immune defect causing your persistent problem. ...Read more

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Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests. Another lump beside thyroid-not painful. What should I do next?

Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests.  Another lump beside thyroid-not painful.  What should I do next?

Biopsy and ?Xray-u/s: Blood test may not be able to tell much, but a biopsy can. You may need a chest xray (possibly a ct of chest/neck as well) and likelly a thyroid ultrasound (u/s). You may need to biopsy of both lumps. Consult doc for further evaluation. Good luck and i wish you well. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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