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If TSH level is 4.5 with thyroid nodules could that be reason my hair is falling out, dry skin and dry eye?

If TSH level is 4.5 with thyroid nodules could that be reason my hair is falling out, dry skin and dry eye?

See an endocrinologi: Your TSH is slightly high. As people get older they tend to have higher TSH but may not have low thyroid. It is not certain if there is benefit to taking thyroid pills for this. You need also to determine if the nodules are malignant. If you take thyroid, the generic is cheaper and just as effective. An endocrinologist is what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6 iron saturation 5 wbc 2.8 rbc 2.9 hgb 9.0 crit 26.8 monocytes low 182 total iron 21 thyroid nodules benign?

Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6
iron saturation 5
wbc 2.8
rbc 2.9
hgb 9.0
crit 26.8
monocytes low 182
total iron 21
thyroid nodules benign?

Need Hematologist: Women often see hair loss when their iron stores are low (as yours are). Dizziness on standing is often related to dehydration (volume depletion). But I am concerned about your low white count, red count, and hematocrit. You may need to be evaluated to see if you are losing blood somehow — or if you are not producing enough red cells (and white cells). I think a hematology opinion is in order. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is an over active thyroid which can lead to anxiety eg nervousness as well as exophthalmos or protrusion (proptosis) of eyeball which might be experienced as pain/pressure. Thyroid nodule needs to be investigated as graves disease is common cause of hyperthyroidism & exophthalmos. Go see your family doc for initial testing, then referral to endocrinologist & ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. No pain. Thyroid nodules ?

I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. No pain. Thyroid nodules
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Have it evaluated: Is the mass firm, or soft? Mobile or fixed? It could be any number of things, however, if it is new and is concerning, you should probably have it evaluated by your primary care physician first. It could be just a simple cyst, in which case an office based excision will take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I had thyroid checked all came back normal.hair is falling off my head, could it be that i"ve huge Fibroids & I bleed none stop for 4days Menses time?

I had thyroid checked all came back normal.hair is falling off my head, could it be that i"ve huge Fibroids & I bleed none stop for 4days Menses time?

No no relation: Thyroid is a target organ for hair loss if it is normal that is good
most of the hair loss in women are inherited there is some medical factor thet we checked but the majority we do not find any specific factor women lose hair like man but they do not get bold like men your fibroid and you're bleeding most likely are not contributing to the hair loss ...Read more

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I am a 43 yr old f. My head is itchy at times and my hair is falling out. My doctor ordered blood work to check my thyroid. What's wrong with me?

Hair loss: By far the most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as “male pattern” or “common” baldness. It is caused by the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (dht) on genetically susceptible scalp hair follicles. Other causes include medications, systemic disease as in lupus and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Hair loss — arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss — arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do if hair loss — arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair?

What to do if hair loss — arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair?

Hair loss: And not your head hair?

If you are losing hair on many body parts you must see your primary doctor for complete evaluation — history, physical exam, and labs.

If that does not answer your concerns your doctor will refer you to a specialist — most likely a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid 6.4 6.5 with a nodule on left that grew over three year from 2.0 to 2.4 I keep lots of sinuses and ears head infection what's you opioid?

Watch: While there has not been a significant change in the solitary nodule present, the rule is that such a nodule, if cold on scan should be considered to represent an adenomatous growth. These have a 30% chance of progressing to Ca. Bx not always diagnostic. If change in size noted after checking with sono periodically, then prophylactic resection the safest procedure. ...Read more

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Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Iron Deficiency: Check your blood for CBC, hemoglobin and iron level. Your symptoms could be due to iron deficiency anemia which is more common during ; after pregnancy than thyroidal disorders especially if had no thyroid disorder in the past and you were not taking any medication that could have affected your thyroid function. ...Read more

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Hair loss on eyebrow and head and legs thyroid came back normal what's wrong with me?

Hair loss on eyebrow and head and legs thyroid came back normal what's wrong with me?

Hair loss & thyroid: Those symptoms might suggest a thyroid problem, and further evaluation is necessary. If you have not already seen one, an endocrinologist should be your next stop. ...Read more

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27 yr. Old female. No palpable thyroid or nodules. Blood test says hyperthy. Can hyperthyro. Make neck feel enlarged when I move my head and dysphagia?

27 yr. Old female. No palpable thyroid or nodules. Blood test says hyperthy. Can hyperthyro. Make neck feel enlarged when I move my head and dysphagia?

YES: An enlarged thyroid may NOT be palpable in your neck... It may lie lower down and cause the symptoms you mention. A THYROID SCAN is indicated. Speak with your Primary Care Provider who will recommend n Endocrinologist ... a gland specialist
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism. Could my head tremors and hair loss be from my thyroid issues. Should my dr. Be checking t3, (liothyronine) T4 more?

I have hyperthyroidism.  Could my head tremors and hair loss be from my thyroid issues. Should my dr. Be checking t3, (liothyronine) T4 more?

Yes it may be: Hyperthyroidism can trigger a condition called telogeneffuvium that result in hair loss
and it also causes tremors.
You did not mention what meds you are taking and what your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 levels are
you need to get proper tratment and bring your levels within normal. ...Read more

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3 thyroid nodules biggest 1.5 cm. normal thyroid bloodwork. BW shows vitamin D defiency. Any advice. Seeing endo but stressed!!?

Thyroid nodules: Are very common and most of the time are "benign" which means there is no need to stress :) The fact that your blood tests is normal is also reassuring — the endocrinologist may need to take more pictures or sample the nodules to ensure a complete workup. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules (hot or cold)? How can you tell which is which?

Images: "Hot" or "cold" is a term related to the appearance on nuclear medicine imaging. A "hot" nodule is one that is too active, and secretes hormone, but benign. A cold nodule takes up less tracer. About 20% of these are malignant, and so they are biopsied. Cysts will also show up cold as they are fluid rather than tissue, so this study should be interpreted alongside an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can thyroid nodules be removed without having to remove the thyroids?

Can thyroid nodules be removed without having to remove the thyroids?

Not usually: We do not recommend removing just the nodule. The recurrence risk is high and the secondary operation is more dangerous due to scarring. Typically, we remove one half of the thyroid (lobectomy) or the whole thing (total thyroidectomy) depending on the specific pathology. ...Read more

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Can small thyroid nodules make you feel like someone's squeezing your neck?

Can small thyroid nodules make you feel like someone's squeezing your neck?

Generally not: Look for other causes. One uncommon cause is vocal cord dysfunction, which can feel just like an asthma attack, but is not relieved with inhalers. Esophageal spasm is another cause. Getting stuck on a preconceived diagnosis prevents the proper one from being made. See your doc, and describe your symptoms in detail to him, in order for the proper diagnosis to be made. ...Read more

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Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Yes: Some radiologists and endocrinologists have been injecting nodules with alcohol to shrink them. It is very painful but it usually works. Thyroid hormone does not usually shrink most nodules. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Depends on type: If cancer, surgical removal and then treatment, possibly with radioactive iodine. If benign, but causing hyperthyroidism, then treat with radioactive iodine, antithyroid medicines, or possibly surgery.

If benign and not causing symptoms, can watch closely (after benign biopsy) or use thyroid medicine to suppress growth of the nodule. If it causes symptoms (trouble swallowing), surgery. ...Read more

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What does a thyroid nodule look like?

What does a thyroid nodule look like?

It depends: Thyroid nodules can be filled with fluid, solid tissue or calcified. Depending on how you look at them, ct, mri, us, they can have varying appearances. ...Read more

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Can thyroid nodules grow again after rai?

Variables: Radioactive Iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism tends to have a much higher success rate than medications. Depending on the dose of radioactive iodine chosen, and the disease under treatment (Grave's vs toxic goitre, vs hot nodule etc), success rate in achieving definitive resolution of the hyperthyroidism may vary from 75-100%. A major expected side effect of radioactive iodine in hypothyroidism ...Read more

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What do they do to scan my thyroid nodule?

What do they do to scan my thyroid nodule?

It's an ultrasound: The best test is a thyroid u/s. They put some gel over your neck and place a wand on top of the gel and move it around your neck. Painless procedure. ...Read more

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Does pomegranate help with thyroid nodules?

Unlikely: If you have thyroid nodules, you need to see your doctor and get them checked and tested further. Pomegranate will not do you any good for this particular problem,. ...Read more

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How many fnb should I get to check thyroid nodule?

How many fnb should I get to check thyroid nodule?

Depends: Fn biopsies are directed to individual nodules. Do it depend ls on if you have just one nodule or multiple nodules. Thyroids with multiple nodules are less concerning for cancer. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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