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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the face retains ...Read more


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The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes. ...Read more

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Left side of face swollen i have no other symptoms feeling ok?

Left side of face swollen i have no other symptoms feeling ok?

See a dentist: to rule out dental abscess. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Swollen face: Most important is to rule out zoster. This is an important infection to treat. It is usually painful and with blisters. This does not sound exactly like your case but important to check. This could also be a local skin or sinus infection. ...Read more

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My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

More information: I would need more information including past medical history, whether she has a fever, history of trauma, and whether this is painful or not. This could be something simple like sinusitis or it could be an inflammation of her parotid gland. Tumors are also possible but less likely. Please encourage her to see her physician. ...Read more

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I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because i irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help i'm scared.

I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because i irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help i'm scared.

Likely infection: Not because you were messing with it over night. There are a lot of possibilities. Most likely it is an iinfection. If it is not getting worse see a dentist tomorrow. If it is getting worse go to the er. ...Read more

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Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb, what might be the problem?

Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb,  what might be the problem?

Problems: Could be one of many causes. Please contact her doctor ASAP. Mom may be seen or be referred to a Neurologist and/or an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth yesterday and woke up today with my left side of my face swollen what does this mean?

Swollen face : This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical examination and x-rays. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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