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Low Cortisol Thyroid Nodule
Had bx of thyroid multiple nodules.Low cortisol .01, low acth 3, trbl swallowing, sore throat, &breathing @times, high white count chronic.Possibly cx?
Cortisol is what the body produces. It is often obtained to check if your body's adrenal gland (which produces the cortisol) is functioning well especially after one has been taking cortisone (prednisone) for a long time. Sometimes it is used to screen out over-production of cortisone by the body ...Read more
Need further eval: The low TSH needs to be addressed as it can cause problems for you. In the presence of thyroid nodules, you will need a thyroid uptake and scan to make sure the nodules are not producing too much thyroid hormones. Treatment then would be antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery. You should not be doing nothing with a low tsh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels.I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids.Thyroids good.Like to know why this.
Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but i don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?
Over : Over 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Therefore the risk of cancer is low, but can be increased in younger or older people, people with a family history of thyroid cancer, or people who have been exposed to radiation (x-rays do not count). Sometimes benign thyroid nodules can secrete extra thyroid hormone, more than your body needs. If your doctor is suspicious of this, they will order a nuclear study called a thyroid uptake and scan. If a nodule is over a centimeter, that is when we usually will perform a fine needle aspiration to get a sample of cells in the nodule. If nodules are under a centimeter and there is no evidence of over activity, we can simply monitor with serial ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TSH very low, thyroid nodules stable, endo doesn't know why, T3-4 normal neg antibody, what could be cause? Cea is 5.9
Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?
Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T4 only and get it regulated. Also, have repeat thyroid biopsy with afirma test and consider surgery to remove nodule depending upon lab and ultrasound. ...Read more
High TSH (7.12) accompanied by low cortisol (1.0). T4 and T3 normal. What causes this? Mom had thyroid cancer. What tests should be done?
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
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