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Slightly Elevated Thyroid Levels
Some imbalance or...: Depends on the big picture. In a normal person, a slightly elevated "thyroid level" may be normal (that's how life works; lab reference ranges don't always mean normal vs. Abnormal). Anorexia is not normal, regardless of whether it is due to anorexia nervosa or some other disorder. Therefore in this case, there is more likely a thyroid hormone imbalance that will benefit from treatment. ...Read more
Cold tingly feeling in legs and buttocks with some pain. Blood tests normal, with slightly elevated thyroid levels. 5'8 overweight female. 28 y/o.?
Tingling: Please see your primary doctor to see why you have tingling. If he/she can help, OK. If not you will be referred to specialist who will help you with your symptoms and, most likely, help you with weight loss. All should go well over a short time. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more
Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Unknown cause. Tsh in range. Normal t3 high ft4. Negative antibodies for graves and Hashi. Thyroid ultrasound normal. Low b12 lower range vit D. Normal prolactin level. Endo believes it’s pituitary?
TSH level was. 85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?
Thyroid: In most labs the TSH level would be quite low and indicate hyperthyroidism (excess T4) though this should be measured to ensure it is not due to other factors. You should be evaluated for the various causes like Graves, Toxic adenoma, and hyperplasia. Then a best treatment can be offered. ...Read more
I have normal levels lab work except free T4 high. I had thyroid scan it showed hyperthyroidism not graves. Why isn't it showing in my lab work?
Confusion: A thyroid scan cannot diagnose hyperthyroidism, only lab tests and doctor can. Graves' disease is a type of hyperthyroidism. Free T4 is usually not as accurate for diagnosis as tsh. Thyroid "uptake" may have been done with scan and can be elevated for several reasons other than hyperthyroidism, such as thyroid inflammation. See your doctor and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Night sweats, body has itchy burning lumpy rash started on neck. Now on forearms. Tsh level at zero. Is rash sign of hyperthyroidism?
No.: The key issue here is that if there is enough active thyroid tissue remaining after radio-iodine ablation to produce 100% of one's thyroid hormone, there is enough tissue remaining to become hyperthyroid again. Even if there were an amount of tissue that would be enough, but not lead to recurrent hyperthyroidism, we don't have the ability to dose the radio-iodine precisely enough to get there. ...Read more
No: A bout of thyroiditis can release extra thyroid hormone into your circulation and make your thyroid tests run abnormally high for a short period of time, but this is temporary. True hyperthyroidism last until it burns itself out over many years or is successfully treated with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. ...Read more
2 options: Antithyroid medication, like Methimazole or ptu, (propylthiouracil) are available. However, both come with side effects risk: liver toxicity and some potential toxicity to the part of bone marrow which is part of the immune system. Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been given a black box warning because of its association with some cases of liver failure. Radioablation is another treatment- oral radioactive iodine destroys the thyroid. ...Read more
Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on with your thyroid. If there is no reason to suspect hyperthyroidism, a tsh/ft4 is not usually checked. If you have graves disease and are on antithyroid meds (eg methimazole), then you need to be checked every 3-6 months, depending on symptoms. With thyroiditis (different kinds), even more frequent checks may be needed. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Very rare: Thyroid storm can be life-threatening health condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During thyroid storm increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar to dangerously high levels. Without prompt, aggressive treatment, 1-2 % people with hyperthyroidism. Sometimes occurs with thyroid gland infection and early on in radiation ablation. ...Read more
My sister had half of her thyroid removed because of hyperthyroidism. What should she expect now since the surgery?
Yes: This used to be fairly common. And perhaps almost as bad, untreated hypothyroidism will slowly erode your life so that you cannot do any of the things you enjoy. Your mind will slow and perhaps go insane, your heart can't keep up, you'll get fat, grotesque-looking and weak and be severely constipated. And eventually you get myxedema coma and die. Treating it is extremely easy if done on time. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and nodules. Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?
Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause Graves Disease. It can be treated with ant thyroid medications like methimazole preferable or propylthiouracil or radio iodine ablative therapy. Treatment usually by an endocrinologist or experinced Internal medicine doctor. Symptoms of tachycardia could be relieved with betablockers ...Read more
My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal. What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.
Graves' disease: This is an illness caused by antibodies to the pituitary that cause increased thyroid hormone production since the antibodies mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, and cause a hyperthyroid state. The diagnostic feature is a low level of native TSH with high T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder when I was about 14 I believe it is hyperthyroidism I am now 27 it has been years since I have had it checked.?
Thyroid: Why. It might be causing problems. Have it checked. ...Read more
Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more
Hello sir. .. I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from last 2 years. I am using pills to control thyroid gland......Still there is no result.?
Other ways: There are other ways to solve this problem. Radioactive iodine can be used to control your thyroid gland as well. It essentially kills off thyroid tissue. It may be necessary for you to take a thyroid supplement over time. Another option is surgery to remove the gland completely. Again, with surgery, you will need to take a life-long thyroid hormone pill. ...Read more
In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?
How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?
Toxic nodular Goiter:
Toxic nodular goiter can hide a 10-20% risk of thyroid cancer. Need a beta-blocker like propranolol to control some symptoms like rapid heart rate to prevent heart failure.
http://www. Thyroid. Org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-11/vol-6-issue-11-p-6-7/
http://www. Endocrine. Niddk. Nih. Gov/pubs/Hyperthyroidism/
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000317.htm ...Read more
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