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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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43 years old with hypothyroidism. My FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

 43 years old with hypothyroidism.  My  FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

Check labs: need not only fsh , but estrogen levels , lh , , need tsh. all these check for hormone levels , you are probably getting menapause espec. if sputtering menses and irregular. estrogen in low dose like 0.5 mg daily would be pretty safe , never smoke or 10x the risk of blood clots on this , a baby apsirin 81 mg would help prevent a stroke or heart attack , other antidepressants can help a little ...Read more

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I've swollen face,weakness,shoulder &arm pain,hairloss,irregular periods,pcos,depressn,low BBT.My TFTS came bck normal.Cud i still have hypothyroidism?

I've swollen face,weakness,shoulder &arm pain,hairloss,irregular periods,pcos,depressn,low BBT.My TFTS came bck normal.Cud i still have hypothyroidism?

Possible: The range for TSH/thyroid stimulating hormone is large. So if your thyroid labs comes back "in range", you are considered normal or euthyroid. HOWEVER, if you remain with symptoms like you describe, a trial of thyroid replacement is low risk, easy, inexpensive. The clinical result will be obvious is 2 to 4 weeks, ie your symptoms stay the same, get better or worse. Be well. ...Read more

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Done a blood test due to irregular periods.Hb 10.8 gram/dl, total T3 (liothyronine) 180.6 ng/dl, total T4 9.79 µg/dl, tsh 5.28 µlu/ml. Do I have hypothyroidism?

Done a blood test due to irregular periods.Hb 10.8 gram/dl, 
total T3 (liothyronine) 180.6 ng/dl, 
total T4 9.79 µg/dl, 
tsh 5.28 µlu/ml. Do I have hypothyroidism?

Not online: On health tap we are not really allowed to make diagnoses: this is for your protection, mainly. I will say that most endocrinologists nowadays would consider a TSH of over about 3.0 to be elevated, and so you might be hypothyroid. Ask the doctor who tested you, or consider checking with a endocrinologist or an re. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid (TSH = 13.6 & FT4 = 1.1) be the cause of my irregular periods (starts ~3-4 days early most months). Also on BC pills. ?

Can hypothyroid (TSH = 13.6 & FT4 = 1.1) be the cause of my irregular periods (starts ~3-4 days early most months). Also on BC pills. ?

Yes. : Many women with hypothyroidism will have an irregular cycle. In fact, most women with irregular cycles are screened for hypothyroidism as a potential cause. There could be other causes for an it regular cycle but I would get the hyperthyroidism treated first and see how it does. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Talk to doc : I don't have enough information of your health to tell you what is causing the irregular bleeding. See your doc. Could be thyroid, prolactin, other meds, drugs, hormone imbalance, polyps, fibroids; a lot of stuff. Need exam and ultrasound, maybe blood work. Def recheck thyroid and do a preg test. ...Read more

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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation.
It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism.
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I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more

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Three months back i was detected with hypothyroidism while inv. For irregular menstruation. Tsh is normal with eltroxine100mg but still having im. ?

Probably other cause: Although hypothyroidism can disrupt your periods, your thyroid blood tests are now normal. It would appear that your irreg menstruation is not due to your hypothyroidism. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more