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Ulceration (Definition)

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


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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

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

Thyroid nodules are: Common. Many people get thyroid nodules and people tend to get more as they get older. The majority (90-95%) are not cancer. Addison's is a problem with adrenal insufficiency and low cortisol levels and unrelated to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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How can I manage thyroid disease?

How can I manage thyroid disease?

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

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What causes you gain weight if you have thyroid disease?

Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read more

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What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a teenager have thyroid disease?

Can a teenager have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid production) can occur in infants, children, adolescents and adults. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

Several: Thyroid antibody panel would be required. For pcos and fsh and lh would be done, a a prolactin is a simple test in an ov itself that is used to test to see if it is being produced in proper amounts or too much that could indicate a pituitary problem. ...Read more

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Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Yes: 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

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Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Not really: The only link between the two could be in possible dietary changes that increase sugar intake while trying to boost your energy levels. Be certain to maintain good oral hygiene practices. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that I'm infertile now because of thyroid disease?

Is there a possibility that I'm infertile now because of thyroid disease?

If not in control: As long as your thyroid function tests are normal on thyroid hormone replacement treatment, thyroid dysfunction is not likely to be the cause of fertility problems. ...Read more

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Could me having thyroid disease (hoshimotos) be why we are TTC with no luck?

Thyroiditis: May affect your ability to conceive, you need to consult an infertility specialist together with your endocrinologist, your partner need to be evaluated as well, goodluck ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Yes: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. Both of these are autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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If my thyroglobulin is 78. U/ml how sure can u be that I have hoshimoto thyroid disease? I

If my thyroglobulin is 78. U/ml how sure can u be that I have hoshimoto thyroid disease? I

Not sure: Thyroglobulin is not used to diagnose hashimotos. You need the antibodies, especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease?

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

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Is it possible for grave's (thyroid) disease (or methimazole) inhibit iron absorption?

Is it possible for grave's (thyroid) disease (or methimazole) inhibit iron absorption?

Unlikely: Unlikely, it may cause aplastic anemia, may react with anticoagulants like coumadine and may cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

All: Thyroid disease in general can affect the menstrual cycle and increase the risk of miscarriage. Hyperthyroidism more commonly does this than hypothyroidism but both can. The easy solution is to get the thyroid problem addressed and treated. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: Thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/925147-overview#a5
a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst - I have ovarian cysts (checked by doctor) and thyroid disease (under control). Mercilon's is ok to be taken?

Birth control: If you are under 35, do not smoke and have no other problems, yes any birth control pill is ok. If you are 35 or over and smoke, you need a pill without estrogen. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Probably you: I'll assume that no abnormal blood cells were present. This is probably just you. The smoking and the stress of going to the doctor can rise your wbc. Life's too difficult already without worrying about "the numbers" on lab slips. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does thyroid disease occur?

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

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

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

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

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

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Thyroid disease considered disability?

Thyroid: Thyroid disease is not usually qualify for disability since they can be treated with medications. There are always exceptions and your doctor can let you know if your case should be considered a disability. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more