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Stomach Ulcers And Thyroid Disease
From headache to stiff neck then back pain, cold sweat, vomiting and now having abdominal pain. My history is bronchitis and gastric ulcer. What is this?
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's? Highwbc, plate? On chance its cancer
Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus.
After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids. If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Yes. It would be a good idea to see your primary care physician and have a routine thyroid screening. It is a simple blood test. There are many symptoms associated with thyroid disease. If you have noticed weight gain without actively trying to do so, or without a significant change in your exercise, or eating habits, it could potentially be related to a thyroid issue. ...Read more
Could thyroid disease be the cause of depression if I have not taken Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs?
Loss of energy: Can make you tired & look &feel like you r depressed. ...Read more
What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?
Ovarian cyst - I have ovarian cysts (checked by doctor) and thyroid disease (under control). Mercilon's is ok to be taken?
I see a lot of antihistamine and sinus medications that says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. What is the reason for this?
If my TSH &T4 test is normal is that means that I don't have any thyroid disease? In other way TSH &T4 are sufficient to discover any thyroid disorder?
No and No.: TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone from the pituitary is a "volume" signal to the thyroid gland, telling it how much thyroid hormone to make. It monitors your levels (T3 (liothyronine), T4). T4 is the thyroid hormone released by the thyroid gland, and converted to T3 (liothyronine) in the tissues to regulate metabolism. If TSH and T4 are normal, thyroid disease is RARE. Depending on symptoms, other blood tests needed. ...Read more
I have an elevated WBC at about 11. I do smoke and have thyroid disease and anxiety. I did see a hematologist and was cleared but I would like to kno?
I've had thyroid issues in the past and am having clinical signs again. My dr recommended checking bloodwork but she only checked my TSH (it's normal). Is this the normal/best way to monitor for thyroid disease?
Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause (s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Many: Hyper (overactive)thyroid causes heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, tremors, heart racing/palpitations, hair loss and muscle weakness to name a few. Hypo (underactive)thyroid causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue among other symptoms. Thyroid nodules are usualy asymptomatic unless big and pushing on nearby structures. ...Read more
Variety of symptoms: Those with an underactive thyroid may experience: fatigue, constipation, dry skin/hair, cold intolerance, puffiness (some examples). Overactive thyroid symptoms include: difficulty sleeping, heat intolerance, frequent stooling, rapid heart beat/palpitations, tremors, nervousness, etc. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more