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How can I address benign thyroid nodules and low tsh?

How can I address benign thyroid nodules and low tsh?

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 more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive on one side.

4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive  on one side.

No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. The sensitive gland may not be a problem. This is something to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems. Are they related?

Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems.  Are they related?

Related : Untreated hypothyroidism, which can be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis, can cause hair loss. This should improve once the thyroid hormone levels have been back to normal, but it won't be immediate because hair growth is a slow process. ...Read more

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Hat does a high MPV with a normal platelet count means? I have various symptoms including joint pain, bone "growths" red and flaking skin and bruising

Hat does a high MPV with a normal platelet count means? I have various symptoms including joint pain, bone "growths" red and flaking skin and bruising

MPV: Mean Platelet Volume. this tells us the average size of the platelet. In cases of Low platelet count in ITP the MPV is usually high . we blieve that MPV high means the platelet performance is good ...Read more

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What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

Anemia: There are many causes of anemia, but your symptoms don't give a clue as to the cause in you case. These are symptoms of all anemia, regardless of the cause. Work with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. Normal CBC (WBC 8.8, plateltets 331) Is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!

Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. Normal CBC (WBC 8.8, plateltets 331) Is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!

Scratching causes it: Petechiae result from a minor bleed from a broken capillary blood vessel. The most common cause for petechiae limited to a specific area is local trauma. Scratching is a common cause. If your petechiae appeared in certain areas only after you started scratching that would be a likely cause. If that is not the case or if your problem persist or worsen see your physician for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid  and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Possible thyroiditis: Symptoms suggest acute thyroiditis. A inflammation of the thyroid which can cause temporary hyperthyroidism. Blood work and perhaps a radioactive thyroid uptake should be able to define the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more

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I have malar rash and physical urticaria from 8 months, I am obese , blood and thyroid investigation normal, serum IgE elevated, no other health problems?

I have malar rash and physical urticaria from 8 months, I am obese , blood and thyroid investigation normal, serum IgE elevated, no other health problems?

See a rheumatologist: What you describe are symptoms if an autoimmune problem. You will need further investigation to determine the exact cause. You should see a rheumatologist. To get an answer. ...Read more

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(Normal cbc) chronically low ferritin and iron. Could low Ferritin/iron and Hashimoto and pots symptoms be in any way linked?

(Normal cbc) chronically low ferritin and iron. Could low Ferritin/iron and Hashimoto and pots symptoms be in any way linked?

Linked: Yes, they could be linked but each of the three items you include may not be as linked as necessary. How long have you had these concerns? I am confident that you doctor will go through with all of the issues. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.

What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.

These are: Lowish but not low enough to do anything but repeat the test. The issue is why were they drawn? Higher WBC counts indicate infection, low counts of one element ( red cell, white cell or platelets) can be a variety of things for each from lack of production to excess destruction, to crowding out by other things. Too much to detail here, repeat the test and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis macrocytosis. Easy/unexplained bruises, fatigue, joint pain. No abnormal blood work. Also diagnosis crohn's, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance.?

Recently diagnosis macrocytosis. Easy/unexplained bruises, fatigue, joint pain. No abnormal blood work. Also diagnosis crohn's, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance.?

B12 deficiency: Take b12....Injectable. See pmd. May be the bruising is related to your hormone. Avoiding Aspirin , like products, taking vit c ...100mg daily will help. If u r tired, mildly anemic, pinsand needle sensation of hand & feet, B12 may be culprit. Folate (folic acid) deficiency possible also. Hope u r not a vegeterian. ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Swallowing.: If you are hyperthyroid your doctor who diagnosed that should be treating you for it. A tiny thyroid nodular cyst should not cause difficulty swallowing. You should probably have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more

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High tsh 8.01 all other thyroid levels normal. Worried had small nodules on thyroid last year with normal thyroid levels.

Subclinical hypothyroidism.: An isolated elevation of the TSH in the face of other thyroid hormone levels being normal suggests a diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism. The most likely underlying cause is Hashimoto's thyroiditis and your blood should be checked for the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies. At a TSH level of eight or higher I would recommend treatment with thyroid hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Can these spots be from low thyroid?

Can these spots be from low thyroid?

Spots from thyroid: 18 F asks: "Can these spots be from low thyroid." ANS: i see not spots and you did not send pictures. But if we do 2nd opinion I can see them, talk to you and help figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Would a TSH of 2.8 cause hypo thyroid symptoms? Sore calves and dizzyness?

Would a TSH of 2.8 cause hypo thyroid symptoms? Sore calves and dizzyness?

No : Hi. No, with a TSH of 2.8, there would be no hypothyroid symptoms (assuming NO pituitary disease). That's normal thyroid function. Bear in mind there's not a single symptom associated with hypothyroidism that is SPECIFIC for hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

It depends: It is a little unusual for a 27 year old male to believe/know he has psychosomatic disorder but perhaps you have been given this diagnosis. In general it means physical symptoms that are caused by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Some rashes, such as eczema, fall into this category. I do not believe stress/anxiety would cause an elevated white blood cell count. Good wishes:) ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes ...Read more