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What's symptoms of thyroid problems ?

What's symptoms of thyroid problems ?

In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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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


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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the common symptoms of thyroid problems?

Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem? What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem?  What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: If the thyroid is under active it can cause multiple symptoms including: more sleeping, weight gain, change in skin texture, menstrual irregularities, not being able to stand the cold, depression in severe cases, easily fatigue, constipation and others. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators and symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are some early indicators and symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid problems: Signs and symptoms vary depending on whether the thyroid disorder is causing your thyroid hormone levels to increase (hyperthyroidism) or decrease (hypothyroidism). Read about specifics at: http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/thyroid-disorders.Cfm. ...Read more

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Can you have your thyroid blood work come back normal, but still have symptoms of thyroid problems?

Can you have your thyroid blood work come back normal, but still have symptoms of thyroid problems?

Lack of specificity: Hi. There's not a single symptom associated with hypo- or hyperthyroidism that is specific to hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is not surprising that symptoms you thought were due to thyroid dysfunction are associated with normal thyroid function. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

Hypothyroidism : The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Dry skin Unexplained weight gain Puffy face Hoarseness Muscle weakness Elevated blood cholesterol level Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods Thinning hair Slowed heart rate ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but i feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?

4 weeks ago i had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but i feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?

Thyroid nodule: Usually don't cause symptoms unless large and pushing on nearby structures. Was your thyroid level checked and if so was it normal. If not checked it is a simple blood test so discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems but my tests come back normal. Saw my gynecologist and she found cysts? Could that be why I feel sluggish?

I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems but my tests come back normal. Saw my gynecologist and she found cysts? Could that be why I feel sluggish?

Definitely!: Most doctors rely on TSH alone to assess thyroid. If you have cysts/nodules...you need a full work-up including ultrasound (if not already done), TSH, free T4, free T3, (liothyronine) Reverse T3, (liothyronine) Thyroglobulin and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), ferritin levels, selenium, and iodine levels. You may have a hidden autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

Women's thyroid: Same as men. 7 times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Especially common if first-degree relative gas it. Hashimotos and graves disease. These can cause hypo and hyper thyroidism or just goiter. ...Read more

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What are reasons why thyroid problems always happen in women ?

What are reasons why thyroid problems always happen in women ?

Thyroid: Most thyroid disorders are caused by autoimmune processes which are more common in women. Unfortunately it is still not know why this is. ...Read more

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Other questions have pointed me to thyroid issues, but could you please list some other symptoms that come with thyroid problems?

Other questions have pointed me to thyroid issues, but could you please list some other symptoms that come with thyroid problems?

Many: Fatigue, constipation , dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive shaky sweaty hungary nervous jittery palpitations for overactive but these symptoms could all be due to other causes so see md-get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bipolor symptoms and thyroid problems?

Blood tests: Although they have some things in common. The first step is a physical exam and some simple blood tests for thyroid status. So go to your doctor and let them evaluate. You also can have both, but clearing up thyroid and other physical problems will help either way. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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