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Thyroids Issues For Teens
How common is hypothyroidism in male teens? What are some symptoms that would warrant a thyroid panel?
Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include:
•Increased sensitivity to cold
•Unexplained weight gain
•Elevated blood cholesterol level
•Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
•Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
•Slowed heart rate
uncommon in male teens ...Read more
Not common: Teens can have all the thyroid conditions that older people have, but these conditions are much more rare among teens. Isolated benign nodules, multinodular goiters and thyroid cancer can all occur in this age group and need to be appropriately evaluated and treated...Just like an adult. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do for back and neck pain? I'm in my teens and the pain is almost intolerable at time, and tends to give me headaches help?
See your doc: Make sure you see your doctor for an evaluation and any diagnostic testing that needs to be done (such as xray to evaluate for scoliosis or stress fracture causing slippage of the bone or other spinal condition, lab work etc). If your pain is just muscular in origin consider seeing a physical therapist for a stretching and strengthening. Neck pain can definitely trigger headaches. See your md. ...Read more
What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!
Dissection: Sometimes, you can have something called carotid artery dissection, which can cause a stroke in even young people. ...Read more
51years old shotty cervical since teens. Is it normal to be able to feel one better at times. 2-3 mm in size towards r back of neck. Cold 2weeks ago?
Normal size: 2-3 mm is normal for lymph nodes. They can enlarge with illness and shrink after you get over it. Your situation sounds normal. ...Read more
Are normal teens able to feel their lymph nodes throughout neck and collar bone. All 1cm or less moveable just able to feel normal?
Yes: Children and teenagers often have many small moveable lymph nodes in their neck and shoulder area. If they become red, grow larger, firm and stop moving or develop drainage, then it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more
I use to suffer with mild acne in my teens, now for few years of living in the sun it has cleared up, but in the last week I have had extreme ichy cheek and break outs all over my face and neck, blackheads atc, my face is starting to sting, plz help?
Thyroid Hormone and Function studies can get complicated depending on the background of the Discussants. The Labs also. For simplification: Hyper- Thyroidism is when the Thyroxine Level is High and the TSH is Low. -
And Hypo- Thyroidism is when TSH is Higher than Normal ranges. Using Globalrph: Thyroxine (Free T4) Normal Range = 0.8-2.8ng/dL
-TSH Normal Range = 0.5-4.7uU/ml ...Read more
Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more
I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken. ...Read more
?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more
Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously
PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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