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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?
Try therapy: After 6 years, the likelihood of it going away by itself is pretty low. However, pt/rehab may still be able to help. ...Read more
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.
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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 more
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
I have very bad neck pain (working with dr about that) but my foot started to hurt very bad, both walking and lying down.?
I Have hot burning in left foot occasionally and I also have neck and back pain, should I be worried and what could it be?
I have a huge bulge on my spine where the neck joins the shoulder ball of both are bulging and the top of my foot has a bulge?
Foot bulge: I agree with dr. Colen. From the standpoint of your foot, common 'bulges' may be a plantar fibroma if its on the bottom of your foot and is firm but not bony. This is a benign mass with a scar tissue like consistency. Otherwise it really depends on specifically where the bulge is located. I would go see my colleague dr. William r. Adams in paducah. ...Read more
I am having pain from left neck down to my left foot. I was diagnose with a blurd part of my brain a few years ago and I am highblood too.
Need evaluation: Neck problems usually don't produce focal, unilateral foot problems - usually. "Blurred" (correct?) brain is not a formal diagnosis. "High blood" is not a formal diagnosis. See someone to get more precise interpretations of these reported findings. Anxiety causes odd symptom groups and leads to imprecise, odd diagnoses (as doctors struggle to tell patient something). This might be the issue. ...Read more
Healed 5th met neck fx, 2 weeks out boots seeing pt, tripped causing me to hurt my healed foot, its feeling bruised, possible its broken again?
Yes it is possible
you need a new xray. ...Read more
Can there be two herald patches for pityriasis rosea for two isolated areas? One on neck, one of foot. Round rashes on back of feet can also be PR?
Usually PR is in the trunk more than face and extremities
Consult your dr or a dermatologist ...Read more
I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts.?
Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you raise up on your toes. In the same area u could have a symptomatic accessory navicular bone. U need to be examined, xrayeed +- MRI to tell what problem is. The back/neck pain is probably unrelated but could be part of an inflammatory arthritis pictur. ...Read more
My neck is hurting at the base of my head I have chills is that normal I fell five foot off the back of a truck and landed on my neck and head 2 days ago the pain is a little better but not much
I: I would recommend going to the emergency room to get x-rays to make sure you did not break your neck. If you did not break your neck then you should see your primary care doctor and spine doctor. Neck base pain is sometimes caused by irritated neck nerves (occipital neuralgia) and it often responds to steroid injections. Good luck! ...Read more
Only slightly: Pulse takes a bit longer to reach the foot, but only slightly. Significant delay can be sign of obstructed aorta, but this is very rare. ...Read more
Having night sweats but not hot only sweat on back if neck and chest. Now I'm having warm sensations on the bottom of one foot..
Could be nothing or anything.
Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more