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Thyroid Problem And Toenail Loss
Thyroid problem? I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well
You nailed it.: There are a multitude of conditions that can cause toenails to become brittle, thickened, break off and even lift off from the nail bed. Both hypo and hyper thyroidism are included in the list of conditions. Of course, there are a whole lot of other symptoms associated with both of these conditions. If you feel that you might have a thyroid condition you should follow up with your family doctor. ...Read more
My foot reflexologist said I may have thyroid problem. I don't think I have any under or over metabolism issues. How do I get this checked?
Blood tests: Measurement of serum TSH and thyroid hormones would determine whether thyroid function is abnormal. ...Read more
I had transverse myelitis 6 years ago I still have problems with my hands one foot and balance. My neck has a dull pain will this ever go away?
I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?
Doesn't sound good: Have you thought of going to see a medical doctor who can sort out what your problem might be? It would be particularly irresponsible, in my opinion, for any of us here to try and make a diagnosis of your problem, let alone, suggest some form of treatment. It would also seem to me, that you deserve to be evaluated by a physician in person. Do not take your health problems lightly and seek help. ...Read more
Problems right now. Headaches, then sudden numbness in face., and left side numbness, foot numb, stiff neck, pain, distended artery left side neck, pain witch also hurts at left collar bone area below its near my heart left side. . Had a ultrasound
Those are a lot of symptoms. Tough to sort out which is the key. Some symptoms are a key to determining the cause, some are not. Take headaches for example. There are many different kinds. Are yours diffuse? Focused? Long lasting? Then numbness. How long does it last? Where is it, exactly?
What do you mean by a distended artery? Just some thoughts to start with. ...Read more
Both husband & wife is having hypo thyroidism. Will that affect sexual life and is there a problem in wife getting conceived and giving birth?
Treat the disease: Not if they are appropriately treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi my wife is 5 foot 1 and is obese although she exercises and eats well could it be thyroid or the citalopram possibly thanks?
My neck is swollen on he right side I have low thyroid and now my wrist and right foot hurt all the time. What should I do?
See your doctor: Is your thyroid problem being treated? Please see your doctor for your symptoms. ...Read more
It seems lately that my right hand and my foot are cold and I don't know why? I take bc powder for migraines and thyroid medicine. Imitrex (sumatriptan) as well.
Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob (overweight)?
It could be: Tingling in the feet is common. 60% of tingling (usually both feet) comes from peripheral nerve (nerves in the foot) problems due to diabetes or another cause. One-sided tingling could be due to nerve compression from a spinal nerve in the back or even lower down in the leg. Vitamin deficiencies, e.g. B12 can cause, along with liver/kidney/thyroid disease or toxins such as alcohol. Seek evaluation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 year old lifted up her foot and kicked me in front of neck. No pain just feels weird. Should I worry?
Weird feeling: As long as the weird feeling is not I can't swallow or it's difficult to breath, you are fine to just watch and wait. Soft tissue injuries that cause some swelling under the skin can cause that weird sensation. Don't worry unless associated problems. ...Read more
I measured my pulse at both the neck and foot. I felt they are the same but there's a lag about 0.3 second between them. Is it considered normal?
Yes!: Sounds physiologic: which is a fancy way of saying that's normal. ' ...Read more
Can this be lhermitte sign I get very mild buzzing in the sole of my foot when I bend neck but it happens only after driving?
Lhermitte's sign: You have obviously read about Lhermitte's sign. It, in and of itself, does not make a diagnosis of anything. What you describe could be due to mechanical compression of the spine by a disc or narrowed spinal canal. The place to start is with your primary physician or a neurologist. Keep a diary of your symptoms - does it occur with sneezes or coughs? Is it better at times and worse others, etc ...Read more
Found out left leg is shorter 1.5 can this be causing my pain all along my left side body from foot to neck? If so what can I do?
Short Leg: Yes. Having one side shorter can cause compensations throught the knees, hips, back and neck. A simplme lift to the shoe can help to couteract all of this. See a foot and ankle specialist for a complete exam and to see if special inserts or a shoe modification can help you out. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more