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All my symptoms point to thyroid disorder but test say no. Is there another thyroid test I need?

All my symptoms point to thyroid disorder but test say no. Is there another thyroid test I need?

Symptoms: 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. If your TSH and free T4 are normal, then you symptoms are not due to thyroid dysfunction. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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How will my thyroid disorder influence thermage procedure results?

How will my thyroid disorder influence thermage procedure results?

Not at all: Thermage simply aims to tighten the skin and dermis by heating up the tissues, it has very operator dependant, and unpredictable results. What are you attempting to use it for? You may do better considering a more invasive procedure for skin tightening, or perhaps less. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?

What to do if i'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?

Need more info: You did not specify the "thyroid disorder" with which you are afflicted. If you have the more common hypothyroidism, it is important to test for Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is an auto-immune condition where the body attacks the thyroid gland. With Hashimoto's, a patient may have impaired fertility and an increase risk of miscarriage. Please work closely with your physician. ...Read more

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Lately, i've been sleeping 5 hours and waking up every hour for past weeks. Could lots of changes in life cause this? I also have thyroid disorder.

Lately, i've been sleeping 5 hours and waking up every hour for past weeks. Could lots of changes in life cause this? I also have thyroid disorder.

Yes, stress can: Cause problems with sleep. Have thyroid regularly monitored. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?

What do you suggest if i'm suffering from thyroid disorder from the last 6 yrs and would like to know if it will create problem for me to conceive?

Thyroid disorder: You don't say what kind of thyroid disorder. Either way, hypo and hyperthyroidism is readily treatable, and once treated it should not have a significant impact on conception. ...Read more

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I ve been experiencing hot n burning sensations in my skin. I checked for thyroid disorder but all is ok. but I still felt d hot n burning sensations.

I ve been experiencing hot n burning sensations in my skin. I checked for thyroid disorder but all is ok. but I still felt d hot n burning sensations.

Investigate: Nerve damage to the peripheral nerves can cause this even if the thyroid is normal. Also certain allergic reactions could give this symptom, or a metabolic disorder. Would continue to have it evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disorder lead to thyroid cancer?

Can a thyroid disorder lead to thyroid cancer?

Yes, in some cases: Anytime there is chronic inflammation in a part of the body, that increases cell turnover and the risk of cancer is increased. This is true of most organ systems in the body. The relative risk depends on many things, such as the specific nature of the thyroid disorder, how it was/is treated and whether or not there is ongoing inflammation in the gland. I suggest discussing this with endocrinology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a thyroid disorder, what happens if i stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine).?

What to do if I have a thyroid disorder, what happens if i stop taking my synthroid (thyroxine).?

Thyroid: If stop your medication, u might end up with myxedema (low thyroid functions) with multiple symptoms such as dry skin, weight gain, mood changes, cramps, fatigue, irregular menses. ...Read more

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My aunt thinks i could have a thyroid disorder (all the females in our family have it) despite the test i had coming back fine. It is possible?

Depends: It depends upon what tests were rum and what the results were. You can always ask for a second opinion, but you don't have to develop a thyroid problem at this time just because other female family members have done so. ...Read more

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Is it all right to take methimazole tablet (10 mg) thrice a day and multivitamine for thyroid disorder?

Is it all right to take methimazole tablet (10 mg) thrice a day and multivitamine for thyroid disorder?

Yes: I assume you have an overactive (hyperthyroid) thyroid. Methimazole is a long acting medication that typically is taken once or twice a day. The total dose of 30 mg daily may be appropriate, especially early after diagnosis. The multivitamin is probably of no benefit, but it won't hurt unless it contains high amounts of iodine. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid disorder. I take a low dose of medication. I am trying to lose some weight but it's not working. Do you have any healthy recipes?

Thyroid: Please have your doctor re-check your thyroid labs so that necessary changes to your dose will be started. Once your thyroid levels are OK go online and find a few things about diet. My favorite is "NuVal" because it is straight forward but there are many other good ones. ...Read more

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High T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder. Is this normal?

High T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder. Is this normal?

Check free T4: The most common cause for having a high total T4 and T3 (liothyronine) level, with a normal tsh, is being on a birth control pill. Being on a birth control pill raises binding proteins that affect thyroid levels, but the biologically active thyroid level remains normal. This is best measured by a free T4 level. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder?

What to do if I have high T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder?

Consult Endocrinolog: If your T4&T3 is high that means you have either problem with your Anterior Pituatary or Thyroid gland Consult an Endocrilogist ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thyroid disorder to cause hair loss?

Hair loss: In some instances hypothyroidism can cause allopecia or scalp hair loss. More often however, allopecia is an associated autoimmune disorder along with thyroid disorders like hashimotos disease. ...Read more

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Does a TSH of 5.2 warrant further testing for someone that has not been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder?

Does a TSH of 5.2 warrant further testing for someone that has not been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder?

Mild hypothyroid.: Tsh is mildly elevated. This may represent many things. Would not expect this degree of abnormality to produce any symptoms. Should probably be repeated to make sure it is not an erroneous value. Would add free T4 to the lab test to help make the decision about whether to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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