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Red Face Thyroid
Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?
Swollen face: Most important is to rule out zoster. This is an important infection to treat. It is usually painful and with blisters. This does not sound exactly like your case but important to check. This could also be a local skin or sinus infection. ...Read more
Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?
Rash: The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. A physician typically needs to see your rash in person and get a history to make a diagnosis. Bactrim can cause a serious rash so call your treating MD immediately for instructions. I noticed you have a skin abscess and a mild fever, but it is unclear how long you have had the abscess or where the abscess is. See MD to ensure improvement. ...Read more
Daughter has constant sore throat. no temp no redness or white patches. Its pain where her thyroid is and up.she gets swabbed there is bacteria. pain ?
Sore throat: May have reflux, food allergies , environmental allergies with post nasal drip or mononucleosis, rarely thyroid disease. Would raise head of bed while sleeping consider trial of antihistamine before bed and /or Zantac/ Prevecid. for reflux.. Follow up with allergist, consider thyroid studies including ultrasound ...Read more
26, female, 5'5", 180lbs. Experiencing facial redness and hair loss. ANA negative. Thyroid normal. Vitamin D is 34ng/mL. Is this too low/the cause?
Keep learning: You're doing yourself a disservice by believing that either you or we can draw any conclusion whatever from some labs that aren't even quantitative. Low reds anemia is ALWAYS serious and you MUST insist that a cause be found. Thyroid problems need to be addressed. How high the eos are will guide any possible workup; it may be trivial. ...Read more
I am 33 year age.I undergone laproscopy family planning, I am on thyroid tablet. Last month had heavy bleed.Now I have only red discharg.Any probs?
If you are: On brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal, your thyroid will not cause, interfere or complicate any other medical problem. ...Read more
Does red bull or any form of energy drink effect your thyroid. I have a thyroid issue that hasn't been diagnosed (ran test & such) can't figure it out?
During a recent thyroid ultra sound there were both red and blue highlighted areas. The tech said it was blood flow.... Red and blue? Is that normal
FLOW STUDIES: Yes. Red is usually the color for arterial blood flow, blue for vein flow or decreased flow or flow in small caliber blood vessels. ...Read more
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