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How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

YOUR PRIMARY CARE : Start with your primary care doc.Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your pcp.If you have a condition he/she can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a thyroid disease and that does not show up in the blood?

Do people ever get a thyroid disease and that does not show up in the blood?

Yes: Patients can have normal function of the thyroid which is measured by blood test but have an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules which are seen with imaging. ...Read more

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Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant if you have thyroid disease and pcos?

Can you still get pregnant if you have thyroid disease and pcos?

If they're stable: Even though thyroid disease and PCOS can cause infertility, they can both be successfully treated and controlled with medications to allow for fertility to occur. ...Read more

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What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

Thyroid Disease: Depending on the type of thyroid disease, the first lab test may be a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which can help diagnose both high and low thyroid function. Possible nodular thyroid disease may require an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Thyroid: There is no genetic test per se, but the existence of thyroid antibodies forebodes development of thyroid dysfunction eventually. Kinda like the red light going on in your car. ...Read more

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Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

No: Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total. ...Read more

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My gp can't get my thyroid levels under control (thyroidectomy ten years ago due to multinodular thyroid disease, ? Will an endocrinologist do?

My gp can't get my thyroid levels under control (thyroidectomy ten years ago due to multinodular thyroid disease, ? Will an endocrinologist do?

Endocrine: An endocrinologist is specifically trained to think out of the box and treat your thyroid and associated conditions. You likely have hashimotos disease causing your multiple modular goiter. This is an autoimmune disorder associated with many others. Seek out a board-certified physician if possible. ...Read more

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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


Dr. William Singer
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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