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Nose Hair Is Falling Out Thyroid Nodule
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
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
Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6
iron saturation 5
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
7 x 17 mm large thyroid nodule, others also, cause dizziness, tingling, head numbness, sick feeling?
No: But it should be evaluated and biopsied. Make sure you're on brand name replacement. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
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
Unexplained breast increase (not sexually active) Massive hair loss Noticed hair on nose, thyroid problem? Weaning off accutane? Irregular periods
Endocrine problems: Those findings suggest an endocrine problem. You need to consult an internist for appropriate testing. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I'm symptomatic of hypothyroid (hair loss, fatigue, cold, fuzzy head...) TSH=3.73 and T4=14. My Dr has said it can't be Thyroid. Is this correct?
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
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
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
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
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