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Doctor insights on: Link Between Hypothyroidism And Gynecomastia

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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?

My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?

Endocrinologist: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) refers to several autosomal recessive diseases from mutations of genes for mediating biochemical cortisol production from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Most of these involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

No: No link between the two. Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and fingernail problems?

Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and fingernail problems?

Yes: Untreated hypothyroidism can cause abnormal nail growth. Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement, get your levels normal, and the nails will grow out properly over time. Will takes weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated.
High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

See below: I am not aware of the relationship unless they are taking a medication for the hypothyroidism which as a side effect causes an elevation of their potassium. ...Read more

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My son is 23. He has been diagnosed with hashi and hypothyroid. They are suspecting CAD now. Is there a link?

My son is 23. He has been diagnosed with hashi and hypothyroid. They are suspecting CAD now. Is there a link?

Not CAD but: Thyroid disease can cause cardiomyopathy in young pts. But atherosclerotic dz unusual. Nothing is impossible but. ... ...Read more

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28f petite. Hypothyroidism on 75mcg levothyroxine. Regular kidney infections for 12yrs. Is there a link?

28f petite. Hypothyroidism on 75mcg levothyroxine. Regular kidney infections for 12yrs. Is there a link?

12 years of UTI's: There is no link between your uti's your hypothyroidism (h). Have the doctor treating your h refer you to a urologist (u) to see if you have an obstruction causing your uti's. They are not due to your h. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prior to conceiving what specific tests need to be done for hypothyroidism/ hashimoto and what are desired levels? No links or talk to doctor pls

Free T4, TSH: I would order the above tests to make sure that your thyroid status is normal before and perhaps even during your pregnancy. I 'd doubt that you can order these tests yourself. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Thyroid and mood: Hyperthyroidism often causes anxiety. Hypothyroidism can lead to several psychiatric problems, most commonly depression. There can also be cognitive (thinking) impairment, and in severe (and rare) cases, psychosis. Correcting the thyroid imbalance usually corrects the changes in mood and thinking. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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My TSH is around 3. Fatigue, low energy. Have PCOS and insulin resistance. Can I be suffering from hypothyroidism? Is there a link with metformin?

My TSH is around 3. Fatigue, low energy. Have PCOS and insulin resistance. Can I be suffering from hypothyroidism? Is there a link with metformin?

Thyroid: Most US laboratories will report a TSH of 3 as "normal, " but most endocrinologists in 2014 consider normal or be under "roughly" 2.5 (dissenting opinions welcome.) It's so close you might get different opinions from different doctors whether this makes you hypothyroid or not, but it's a close call either way. There is no association between metformin and thyroid function. ...Read more

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Sept-nov last year I had 2 periods a month. Now had none since end of nov. Why could this be? N.B. Possibly have hypothyroidism - awaiting test result

Sept-nov last year I had 2 periods a month. Now had none since end of nov. Why could this be? N.B. Possibly have hypothyroidism - awaiting test result

Harmonal imbalance: Nothing to worry about much. Avoid dieting, too much exercise, skipping meals, smoking, and too much worrying. Your cycle will straighten out. If thyroid would be low, it is easy to treat withh a pill of synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Iron deficienct when pregnant 15yr ago. Diag w/hypothyroid 2012. Could I still b iron deficienct after all those yrs? Can this b corrected naturally?

Iron deficienct when pregnant 15yr ago. Diag w/hypothyroid 2012. Could I still b iron deficienct after all those yrs? Can this b corrected naturally?

Why not get tested?: About 50% of pregnant women have iron deficiency due to the effects of pregnancy. That would not be relevant to you now 15 years later. If you are concerned about anemia there is a very simple office test that can determine this for you. Then you would be placed on an iron supplement. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Thyroid: It is best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a hypothyroid after being strangled or chocked?

Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism go away?

Not usually: It depends on the cause. Autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka hashimoto's) does not typically go away. Some other causes might. Regardless, the medication (levothyroxine) used to treat the condition is safe and does not have any real side effects. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Who do you see for gynecomastia?

Your doctor: While most cases of gynecomastia have no known cause, it can occasionally be associated with other abnormalities, and is often temporary in teenage boys. Start with your doctor. If he/she feels you need surgery, see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. This is a common procedure that can achieve excellent results with the right surgeon/patient/problem combination. ...Read more

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Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

No.: No. Garlic has been touted as a cure/treatment for everything imaginable. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

Thyroid and growth: Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more