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Will my unstable thyroid levels alter my interaction with plan b?

Will my unstable thyroid levels alter my interaction with plan b?

No: Plan B's modality of action will not be affected by the thyroid levels. ...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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Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

The: The odds of you having an allergic reaction from a Plan B taken three weeks ago are highly unlikely. Even if this was the case, there is no treatment aside from over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Consider other potential allergens like new products, lotions, or soaps.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Did anyone developed thyroid problems after taking bladderwrack for slimming?

Did anyone developed thyroid problems after taking bladderwrack for slimming?

Yes, don't use it: Bladderwrack comes from seaweed, and contains a lot of iodine. Too much iodine can cause hyperthyroidism (or hypothyroidism). Also, bladderwrack does not help with weight loss. Also, since it is not regulated and comes from the sea, you don't know whether it contains mercury or other toxic metals. ...Read more

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Can I treat my thyroid problems without taking hormone suppression medicine?

Can I treat my thyroid problems without taking hormone suppression medicine?

What problem?: How do you know that there is a problem with your thyroid? If you want to safeguard your health, you should see a doctor and follow her/his advice about tests and medications.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Yes: If your thyroid is hyperactive, you can take medications to suppress its activity and if it is not producing enough hormones then you can take thyroid hormones replacement pills. ...Read more

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How can I get thyroid problems?

How can I get thyroid problems?

Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more

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What can mimic thyroid problems?

It depends: Upon what thyroid problem you mean. There are a wide variety of potential problems that can arise with the thyroid. Which one are you referring to? ...Read more

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How do you acquire thyroid problems?

How do you acquire thyroid problems?

Many different ways: It is difficult to answer in400 spaces but I will try
hyperthyroidism is caused by too much hormone produced like in graves disease where your bodies immune system attacks the gland and it overproduces the hormone
hypothroidism is also caused most of the time by auto immune disorder which cause thyroid to produce less hormones
goiter caused by iodine deficiency
cancer caused by radiation/unknown. ...Read more

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Hereditary thyroid problems, what to do?

Have regular checkup: If family members have thyroid problems, it is not automatic that you will. Also, of all the hereditary diseases that you could have, thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) are not all that bad and they should be readily treatable. See your doctor for regular checkups, including feeling your thyroid and thyroid blood tests, to catch anything early. ...Read more

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Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you can exercise. If your thyroid disease is not treated yet, see your doc to get it treated before engaging in vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are some symptoms of thyroid problems?

Hypothyroid sx's: Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, rash, hair thinning, or brittle hair. ...Read more

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What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

Women's thyroid: Same as men. 7 times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Especially common if first-degree relative gas it. Hashimotos and graves disease. These can cause hypo and hyper thyroidism or just goiter. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more

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How common is thyroid problems in your twenties?

Fairly common: Particularly if it runs in the women of your family. If you have questions or concerns, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have thyroid problems?

Depends: There are two types of thyroid problems: 1.Functional- with high or low hormones, generally treated with medicine and 2.Structural - a thyroid nodule generally worked up with ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration if appropriate. So basically it depends on what type of thyroid problem you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Most common is goiter, enlarges or inflamed gland, usually caused by hashimotos disease, autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are
Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism
Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism
Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Possibly: There are a large number of things that can cause dizziness, and if that is your only symptom, other problems are more likely. Dizziness means different things to different people, do you actually see the room spinning or is it just unsteadiness or feeling faint? Thyroid problems may cause shaking (tremors), palpitations, racing heart, flushing, diarrhea, weight loss, leg swelling, thinning hair. ...Read more

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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Possibly hypothyroid: One of the effects of guggul (commiphora mukul) is that it may stimulate the thyroid. Therefore if the problem is that the thyroid is not working well (hypothyroid) it could possibly help. More studies are needed for this usage. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Could thyroid problems be easily missed?

Thyroid disease: Sometimes symptoms can be vague and it can be missed. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues be linked to thyroid problems?

No: There is no link that I have read about in the literature between thyroid disease and sinus issuses. They are 2 separate problems. ...Read more

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What specific tests check for thyroid problems?

Various: Lab tests tell thyroid function; exam, ultrasound tell structure. Uptake tells how much iodine gets into the thyroid, and scan can show which areas are taking up iodine. Other tests may show inflammation, tumor markers, etc. ...Read more

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Are aurvedic medicines good for thyroid problems?

No: Do not recommend. May refer to the american thyroid association for more information. ...Read more

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Are diabetes and thyroid problems every connected?

Are diabetes and thyroid problems every connected?

Autoimmune, yes: About 30% of people with type 1 diabetes will develop autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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