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It's been 3 years since I had my thyroid removed is it normal to have cramping pains at the scar? It comes once in a while

It's been 3 years since I had my thyroid removed is it normal to have cramping pains at the scar? It comes once in a while

Thyroid scar: You have a surgical scar that is never going to be the way it was before surgery. So, it is not surprising that from time to time thee may be some cramping or aching from this site. If you didn't have the whole thyroid removed or there is the possibility of something developing deeper (had thyroid cancer), then you need to see your endocrinologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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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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I've been getting muscle cramps and spasms a lot lately. Is this possibly a thyroid or parathyroid problem?

I've been getting muscle cramps and spasms a lot lately. Is this possibly a thyroid or parathyroid problem?

Not the most likely-: Causes. Thyroid problem could possibly cause cramping but other symptoms are far more likely to be seen first in your thyroid isn't working right. Since one of the functions of the parathyroid is to control calcium levels, and low calcium levels can produce muscle spasm, it is also possible. Nevertheless, thyroid and parathyroid problems shouldn't come at the top of the list of considerations. ...Read more

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What could cause low estrogen? 39 f. Thyroid ok. Periods are ok. Not painful. Sometimes a few days late but comes every month. No cramping/bleeding

What could cause low estrogen? 39 f. Thyroid ok. Periods are ok. Not painful. Sometimes a few days late but comes every month. No cramping/bleeding

See a doctor: Laboratory tests removed from a clinical history and physical are of little or no value. You have repeatedly asked this question in multiple ways, but the best way to receive an accurate response is to see the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Blood chemistry: Have your doctor check your calcium, magniesium and zinc, meanwhile start taking mag. Oxide over the counter 500 mgm/day, it will not cause you any harm. ...Read more

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Despite being on birth control, I've been bleeding and cramping for ten weeks. Thyroid levels are normal, and not preg. What could be causing this?

Despite being on birth control, I've been bleeding and cramping for ten weeks. Thyroid levels are normal, and not preg. What could be causing this?

Polyp or fibroid: When women take birth control pills, usually the bleeding is regular. There are hormonal reasons why bleeding occurs like that and sometimes the pills thin out the lining of the uterus and cause that, but first I would recommend making sure there is nothing anatomical causing the bleeding. Uterine fibroids and polyps can cause that. Depending on your age, sometimes a quick office biopsy of the uterine lining is warranted as well. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus. I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect. Painful?

Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and I cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more

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3 day late period, negative test, severe cramps, bloating. Went off thyroid pills (levothyroxin) a few weeks ago, could this be why it's late?

3 day late period, negative test, severe cramps, bloating. Went off thyroid pills (levothyroxin) a few weeks ago, could this be why it's late?

Did you go off of: Levothyroxin because your condition had normalized? Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Possible, but unlike: Overactive thyroid can cause many, many different symptoms. It can increase your intestinal transit time leading to diarrhea, but continuous cramps is unlikely. Get your thyroid level normalized and you'll know if the thyroid was responsible. Meanwhile, keep looking for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Night sweats, cramping after period, get really hot at times and feel like throwing up? Normal thyroid levels. Low creatinine levels

Night sweats, cramping after period, get really hot at times and feel like throwing up? Normal thyroid levels. Low creatinine levels

Night sweats: Your symptoms may be due foods you might be eating, medication you might be taking or an illness. You need a physical and blood work. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle cramps in my limb girdle muscles. My ck level is 849esr 25c-reactive 25. Emg normal except my bicep showed damage. Thyroid normal?

I have severe muscle cramps in my limb girdle muscles. My ck level is 849esr 25c-reactive 25. Emg normal except my bicep showed damage. Thyroid normal?

? muscle damage: The muscle enzyme, ck, is moderately elevated. Are you a weight lifter? Muscle cramps can be due to many disorders, and maybe some of this is due to thyroid issues. Perhaps a muscle biopsy can help. Have a neurologist or rheumatologist take a look at this, and make decisions. ...Read more

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Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob (overweight)?

Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob (overweight)?

Muscle cramps: May be the result of low magnesium. Your doc can test you for this and other minerals and find out. A more extensive micronutritent test is available through Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

Need blood tests: I doubt that any of your symptoms have to do with your expired IUD but still it would be good to get it out. You definitely need to see your physician to get some blood tests to see if you have a thyroid or other problem causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to relieve a cramp in neck?

How to relieve a cramp in neck?

Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes. ...Read more

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There is a crick in my neck that is painful. If I move it off my shoulder it cramps and I squeal with pain. What can I do?

There is a crick in my neck that is painful. If I move it off my shoulder it cramps and I squeal with pain. What can I do?

Yes: Homeopathic arnica, bryonia, and rhus tox will help. Ibuprofen may also be helpful. Massage would be useful as well. It is a muscle spasm and you are aware how painful it can be... Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and shoulder cramps. Sometimes take magnesium but need something better and stronger. What can take with magnesium. Thanks?

I have chronic neck and shoulder cramps. Sometimes take magnesium but need something better and stronger. What can take with magnesium. Thanks?

Cramps & Magnesium: Hello. How much magnesium are you taking? Have you ever tried taking it daily instead of as needed? Might just need a consistent level of it in your system.
You may benefit from a muscle relaxant BUT in topical form. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be compounded into topical form so that you get the benefit of neck and shoulder cramp relief BUT not be sedated. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: This could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...Read more

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How can you cure a neck cramp?

How can you cure a neck cramp?

Neck cramp: Try positioning of most comfort along with alternating ice and heat. Prescription muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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How can you ease the pain of severe neck cramping?

How can you ease the pain of severe neck cramping?

Neck cramps: Start off by using bengay patches or tiger palm directly to the area to increase blood flow, take an otc aleve (naproxen) or advil (if ok with your doctor) and try hot showers or heating pads. If nothing helps, massage or active muscle release. Still no relief, go visit the doctor for further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of neck cramps?

How do you get rid of neck cramps?

A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under constant tension, especially if you sleep in a bad position. Ensure proper support in the cervical curvature with a properly positioned pillow or support while sleeping. Heat, massage and trigger point injections may also help in severe cases. ...Read more

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I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

Inversion table: Try inversion table to stretch and relax spine. Take orally intenzyme or wobenzyme if no relief in 2 weeks see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

Hmmm...: First order of business is to go see your primary care doctor and get checked up; your symptoms can be from a myriad of different causes and should be further evaluated. Massage therapy; a hot shower, or an anti-inflammatory may be appropriate depending upon the etiology of your symptoms...Which is why pinpointing the cause is so important. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

Why do I have cramps on my shoulder and neck muscle?

Heavy is the head...: Your head is an immense object. Weights at least 15 to 20 pounds, as it's a large ball of bone filled with water and "other stuff". If your shoulders and neck are holding it in a bad posture, or in the same position for awhile, you'll strain the neck muscles. Typing long periods, driving, etc can do it. Getting a better posture, moving around, and changing activity will help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Can you tell me how to get rid of a cramp in my neck?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from strained muscle, mis-alignment, nerve impingement. For acute neck pain try ice and anti inflammatory. If persisting see your physician. ...Read more

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52/f with pain in the neck, whole back shoulder and upper spinal cord. The pain is like cramps and the spinal is like shrinking.

52/f with pain in the neck, whole back shoulder and upper spinal cord. The pain is like cramps and the spinal is like shrinking.

U need to see U: Medical doctor for evaluation and work up. After establishing the diagnoses, we can decide which therapy is best for u. ...Read more

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If I look over my left shoulder the left side of my neck cramps up and I feel pain in my neck and my head shooting up. What can it be?

Muscular...: If you have not suffered any injuries this is most likely related to a muscle spasm. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen) should help with symptoms. If you have suffered recent head or neck injury go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. ...Read more

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All day I've a terrible neck cramp on the right side of my neck. It's going down this side of my back. Tried massage & hot water bottle. What to do?

All day I've a terrible neck cramp on the right side of my neck. It's going down this side of my back. Tried massage & hot water bottle. What to do?

Rolling pin!: Sometimes people may experience what is called a myofascial trigger point. These trigger points can be associated with pain and associated tightness of the muscle which can then result in stiffness and difficulty with movement. Try this: apply a cold pack for 15 minutes then apply a hot pack for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, take a baking rolling pain and roll it over the most tender spots for 5". ...Read more

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I have had cramping under my ribcage for 3 days. I woke up today with a headache and my back and neck hurt. Not sure if I slept weird. What's going on?

I have had cramping under my ribcage for 3 days. I woke up today with a headache and my back and neck hurt. Not sure if I slept weird. What's going on?

Various causes: Discomfort under the right rib cage could be due to muscle strain, gall stones, gall bladder inflammation, liver inflammation or problems involving the base of the right lung. Headache and neck discomfort do not appear to be related to any of these except possibly viral hepatitis. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What can be done to help neck cramps?

What can be done to help neck cramps?

Heat, stretches.: Heat (can microwave some rice in a sock for a cheap heat pack), and gentle stretching. Massage also helps. Also, make sure you stay hydrated and watch your posture. Having a poor posture especially while sitting or working on a computer can predispose you to neck pain. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when your neck is always cramping up?

Please explain what it means when your neck is always cramping up?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more