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Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Vitiligo: Thyroid dysfunction is often caused by an auto- immune disorder called hashimotos disease. It causes inflammation and often hypothyroidism. Vitiligo is also an auto- immune disorder affecting skin pigment. Many autoimmune disorders travel together so one may have both conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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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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Hyper thyroid best med?

Hyper thyroid best med?

Tapazole (methimazole): Methimazole (tapazole) is preferred over ptu (propylthiouracil). Ptu (propylthiouracil) should be used only in first trimester of pregnancy, tapazole should be used all other times. ...Read more

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What medications treat follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

What medications treat follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

None: Medications are not used to treat follicular thyroid nodules. Usually they are observed only or removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Unlikely: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune related and Keratosis Pilaris is autosomal dominant genetic related so is not thought to be autoimmune caused. ...Read more

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Will a hyper thyroid make skin itch?

Will a hyper thyroid make skin itch?

No: Being hyperthyroid can make you feel hot and sweat a lot but I have not heard of it making skin itchy. However, if you are taking medication to treat your hyperthyroidism, appearance of hives can be a sign of a reaction to the medication. ...Read more

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Can thyroid nodules cause hypothyroidism?

Can thyroid nodules cause hypothyroidism?

Nodules hypothyroid: The most common cause of low thyroid is autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The lumps in the thyroid can and do exist with the Hashimoto's but don't cause the underlying problem. It is possible that a thyroid gland can become so full of thyroid nodules that it becomes unfunctional, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Thyroid swelling. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test-normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?

Thyroid swelling. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test-normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?

Hard to say: Ive yet to have anyone NOT have elevated TPo but I havent sent many. The standard answer would be that it likley is GRAVES disease starting but if there arent a lot of symptoms and the labs are normal you wouldnt give treatment. Retesting if symptoms and at about every 3 months. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid specialist/doctor treat thyroid nodules?

Depends: Most thyroid nodules do not require any treatment. If a nodule needs to be removed, that is done by a surgeon and not an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Can  follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other follicular adenomas may have almost no chance of being cancers, but overproduce thyroid hormone, and need treatment to prevent harmful effects of hyperthyroidism on the bones, heart and other tissues. ...Read more

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Thyroid Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?have Hypo symptoms

Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent with thyroiditis. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more

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downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why

  downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why

Autoimmune disorders: like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS). A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia. ...Read more

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How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

Often not at all: If they do not produce excess thyroid hormone, they have minimal effect on the rest of the body unless they are actually follicular cancers, and spread to other parts of the body. If they do overproduce thyroid hormone, typical hyperthyroid symptoms may occur: feeling hot, shaky, sweaty, heart pounding, poor sleep, poor concentration, bone loss, weight loss or weight gain., ^ appetite. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause alopecia?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause alopecia?

Hashimoto's Thyroid: Symptoms of hashimotos: constipation difficulty concentrating or thinking dry skin enlarged neck or presence of goiter fatigue hair loss heavy and irregular periods intolerance to cold mild weight gain small or shrunken thyroid gland (late in the disease). ...Read more

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7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

Thyroid nodule: The thyroid nodule is not likely to be caused by pregnancy. Transient mild hyperthyroidism can sometimes be seen in the first trimester but should resolve as long as it is not an underlying problem that has not been diagnosed. Would suggest repeating labs for thyroid function at 16-18 weeks. Should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can medication shrink cancerous thyroid nodules?

Can medication shrink cancerous thyroid nodules?

Yes: Some medications can do that but surgery is typically recommended first to take them out. ...Read more

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How are hypo and hyper thyroid different?

How are hypo and hyper thyroid different?

Opposite: Hypo is underactive and hyper is overactive. The symptoms are completely opposite. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be cures?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis  be cures?

No.: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Must generally take replacement hormone for life. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more