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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

 Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid  medication  like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck and sometime insomnia, and weight lose sometimes. I think I have issue with my thyroid, I need to know the required analysis?

I have pain in my neck and sometime insomnia, and weight lose sometimes.

I think I have issue with my thyroid, I need to know the required analysis?

You doctor may: determine that a blood test for your thyroid is indicated. That will answer your question about thyroid. If not that, he/she will continue to explore other diagnoses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Possibly thyroiditis: Some of your symptoms sound consistent with subacute thyroiditis. This is inflammation of the thyroid, typically related to a virus infection. Thyroid levels may or may not be normal. You should see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy ?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy ?

Lymphoma : All these symptoms are consistent with lymphoma. The pain snd "swelling" in your neck could be enlarged lymph nodes. Best to get checked out by an md as blood tests will not show lymphoma in many cases but imaging might. Good luck. ...Read more

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My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

My head and neck feels heavy. And crawling feelings on my skin. What that mean?

Drug or anxiety: This can mean that you have had exposure to a high dose of a toxic substance like alcohol. It can also reflect severe anxiety. If you have been exposed to (alcohol), you need to go to an urgent care center for treatment to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Otherwise you need to contact a mental health provider.l ...Read more

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I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press .?

I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post  lifting very heavy weights especially overhead  bench press .?

Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more

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Does wearing several heavy necklaces on your neck cause headaches?

Does wearing several heavy necklaces on your neck cause headaches?

Not usually: Unless you are having associated neck pain then it is unlikely that your necklaces are resulting in headache. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a pile of heavy necklaces on your neck all day, can it cause a headache?

I'm just wondering, if you have a pile of heavy necklaces on your neck all day, can it cause a headache?

Possible - yes.: That is possible. It can effect your neck & how you are holding your head. This can eventually lead to headache. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

What could be the cause of intermittent and temporary heaviness or slight throbs in back of my neck that sometimes moves up to the back of my head?

Neck pain: Muscle tightness in the neck muscles that insert on the back of the head are the cause of heaviness or throbs of pain. The neck muscles become tight to compensate for malalignment of the cervical spine. Treatment usually begins with physical therapy, neck exercises, and cortisone shots or epidural steroids. ...Read more

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Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more