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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Could Ovarian or Adrenal tumors cause a swollen or disfigured face? Could it cause any facial changes? Would that be a symptom of tumors?

Could Ovarian or Adrenal tumors cause a swollen or disfigured face? Could it cause any facial changes? Would that be a symptom of tumors?

Swollen face: Adrenal tumors may produce enough to leave you with a swollen face. Can't comment on ovarian concerns. That said, I suspect that something else is causing your swollen face. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!

Highly unlikely: In rare cases, very severe sinusitis could affect the blood supply or blood drainage of the optic nerves. However, a person with this problem would likely have other symptoms as well, such as severe headache, other cranial nerve palsies or frank meningitis. ...Read more

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Does a swollen thyroid gland causes a pinched nerve?

Does a swollen thyroid gland causes a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: No. These structures are too far apart in the body to affect eachother. You might have to look to your cervical spine for the pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern. ...Read more

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What could be the hormonal causes for a swollen face? Cushing's and thyroid being ruled out.

What could be the hormonal causes for a swollen face? Cushing's and thyroid being ruled out.

Swollen face: The only thing I can think of is swelling of glands on each side of your face. That would not cause total facial swelling your doctor did not see anything like that. A second opinion never hurts. ...Read more

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I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid,cortisol,creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can i use? Plz help!

I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid,cortisol,creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can i use? Plz help!

Considerations: In a female in 20s with isolated facial swelling (angioedema) could be possible - checking CRP, ESR, C4 levels could be helpful. Unusual exposures should be evaluated (insect bites, food, etc.) for possible allergic reaction. In females with PCOS an evaluation of hormones by physician should be considered. ...Read more

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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