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Doctor insights on: Physical Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism After Radiation

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So continuous radiation that focuses on thyroid CT scans and radioactive dye from pet scans can't destroy someone's thyroid gland causing it to fail ...Leading to hypothyroid issues ?

So continuous radiation that focuses on thyroid  CT scans and radioactive dye from pet scans can't destroy someone's thyroid gland causing it to fail ...Leading to hypothyroid issues ?

Quantity is the ?: Radiation exposure is cummulative and partly time interval of exposure related . I don't want to avoid your ? , but what do u mean by continuous ? I am not famililiar with continuous exposure in diagnostic radiology. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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I have graves disease. After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid. What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

I have graves disease.  After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid.  What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, trouble concentrating, slower speech, dry skin, brittle nails, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation...All of these should be temporary because your doctor should start you on thyroid replacement to bring the level back to normal. Some patients have no symptoms of hypothyroidism even when hypo. ...Read more

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I had a physical at work and it said i had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but i would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more

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How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

Hypo symptoms: The symptoms should clear quickly, over a few weeks. If your thyroid levels are normal, then your fatigue is not thyroid related. Talk to you doctor about this, but you should probably not focus on the thyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Yes: If your thyroid level is in the hypothyroid range (for any reason be it missing thyroid pills, not faithfully taking it, gaining weight this requiring higher dose, absorption problems...), hypothyroid symptoms will/can come back. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid antibodies to reduce right after a month after delivery and could the hypothyroid symptoms go away (only) for that while?

Is it possible for thyroid antibodies to reduce right after a month after delivery and could the hypothyroid symptoms go away (only) for that while?

Yes: The level of antithyroid ab varies often. If you are in the early stage of the disease, the thyroid may even get overactive before it turns underactive. Thus the answer would be yes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Irradiation (Definition)

Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more