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Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Possible: thyroid problems can cause many symptoms that are non-specific. The only way to know is to measure thyroid hormone levels in the lab. If they are normal, then you will know you do not have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem? What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem?  What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: If the thyroid is under active it can cause multiple symptoms including: more sleeping, weight gain, change in skin texture, menstrual irregularities, not being able to stand the cold, depression in severe cases, easily fatigue, constipation and others. ...Read more

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If my test came back negative, how do I know if its accurate that i don't have a thyroid problem? I have all the symptoms. My family members have it.

If my test came back negative,  how do I  know if its accurate that i don't have a thyroid problem? I have all the symptoms. My family members have it.

What test?: Thyroid tests are notoriously insensitive. If the test was a TSH a normal TSH does not rule out thyroid problems- see http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx ask your doctor to check free t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies. Even those with "normal" tests may have type 2 hypothyroidism. See http://bit.Ly/198pl4d. Also see http://bit.Ly/16xtifq a holistic md is more likely to understand this! ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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What's symptoms of thyroid problems ?

In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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