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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

See full answer: Diabetes: increased thirst and urination with or without increased urination at night time. Bedwetting is also possible in children. If chronic and severe, may have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain - more common in children -type 1 dm) thyroid: depends on whether thyroid is under active or overactive.Consider cehcking: american thyroid association website: http://www.Thyroid.Org/. ...Read more

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Have thyroid problems. Bleeding for 4 days. I am about 3months with child. Is this a sign that I am gona miscarry when i got my med for thyroids (yearly) levels were 22. Didnt no that i was preg. At that time.

It is concerning: Bleeding for 4 days is concerning and should be evaluated by your ob-gyn. A thyroid level of 22 is high and can lead to increased risk of miscarriage but if caught early that may be avoided with medication so see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, ruled out: anemia, thyroid problems. What else?

Chronic fatigue, ruled out: anemia, thyroid problems. What else?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of chronic fatigue- chronic infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid ; other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, cancer, stress, food allergies, depression etc. A "normal" TSH doesn't rule out thyroid problems- check thyroid antibodies ; free t3- see http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx a holistic doc can evaluate. ...Read more

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I was told that my thyroid level was 4.47 which was high. Can this be a cause of my chronic hives?

I was told that my thyroid level was 4.47 which was high. Can this be a cause of my chronic hives?

Which?: There are two kinds of tests for thyroid level. Assuming that yours was high, then it can potentially be linked to chronic hives. This predicates that your thyroid disease is caused by an autoimmune process and thus the potential link to chronic hives. Do you have an elevated anti-TPO in the blood test. ...Read more

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I ate shrimp on Saturday night. Today Tuesday , I woke with a mild case of hives. Could it be from the shrimp, this same thing happened the last time I ate shrimp. I do not have a thyroid and wonder if the iodine in the shrimp is causing this problem?

I ate shrimp on Saturday night.  Today Tuesday , I woke with a mild case of hives.  Could it be from the shrimp, this same thing happened the last time I ate shrimp.  I do not have a thyroid and wonder if the iodine in the shrimp is causing this problem?

Shrimps and hives: Having hives 4 days after eating shrimps, hard to be related, although it happened to you twice , again 4 days after exposure, can still be a coincidence. I would avoid shrimps for now, just a precaution, see an allergist for the recurrent hives, keep cetirizine or loratadine handy in caseyou develop hives right after accidental exposure, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Ok more results back for my thyroid from Drs. TSH 4.47, thyroglobulin 42.7. PER. AB 163. What does this mean? Can it be a cause of my chronic hives?

Autoimmune hives: About 40% of chronic hives are from chronic autoimmune urticaria. Many of these patients have auto-antibodies including anti-thyroid antibodies. A good test to follow up on chronic autoimmune hives is High affinity IgE receptor antibody test. An allergist can provide direction. Thyroid disorders should be addressed by an endocinologist. ...Read more

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First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

First TSH levels were 6.8, 1 week later are 3.1. Not on thyroid medication. Have many symptoms of hypothyroid incl. chronic hives. What causes this?

Thyroiditis: inflammation of the thyroid often impacts its function. TSH is usually a reflection of the thyroid present in the blood. When the thyroid is releasing a lot of hormone, it goes down and vice versa. The thyroid function only stabilize when the inflammation subsides or gets under controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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