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? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read more

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10 1/2 month baby lost all scalp hair rapidly approx. 10 weeks after heart surgery. Blood test show low in vita. D. Related? Can put d cream on scalp?

10 1/2 month baby lost all scalp hair rapidly approx. 10 weeks after heart surgery. Blood test show low in vita. D. Related? Can put d cream on scalp?

Tincture of time: The technical name is "telogen effluvium", and it's common, especially after surgery. I understand it's probably freaking you out, but the hair will grow back. There's nothing to do but wait, and maintain a good diet. The low vitamin d level is not related, and applying vitamin d cream will not help. ...Read more

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Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed. Can touching still damage graft results?

Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed.  Can touching still damage graft results?

Not likely : Most lonely not a problem. Normally after 4 weeks the graft is already covered with soft tissue ( gum) and touching the area should have no adverse effects. Hope that helps ...Read more

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50k vit d weekly x 8 weeks for defiency & slow healing stress reaction. I'm prone to bone spurs. Is it likely spurs will grow or increase with added d?

50k vit d weekly x 8 weeks for defiency &  slow healing stress reaction. I'm prone to bone spurs. Is it likely spurs will grow or increase with added d?

Not likely: Healthy bone requires both new bone growth and constant remodeling. Normalizing your vit d will help with all of these things. Your risk of bone spurs should not be any different. ...Read more

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Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Prob unrelated: Your candidal vaginitis should not be chronic unless you have some immune deficiency (including diabetes, systemic steroid use, antibiotics, and so on). Try treating this with oral antifungals through one menstrual cycle and applying an antifungal topical preparation to your sexual partner's penis during the same time periods. For the others, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a link betw thin fingernails, sores above upper lip for years despite balm & screen, & lax ligaments? I live on m&m's and beer. Poor diet?

Is there a link betw thin fingernails, sores above upper lip for years despite balm & screen, & lax ligaments?  I live on m&m's and beer. Poor diet?

Poor diet: A poor diet can cause the symptoms you describe. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and a good source of lean protein are essential to a healthy diet. It doesn't hurt to add a multivitamin, but don't rely on vitamins to fix problems with your diet. ...Read more

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Sm rough spot pale white on inside lower lip. DMD = prob. trauma/burn. 10 days same. Skin peels after brushing w Crest Pro Health for 3 wks. T/paste?

Sm rough spot pale white on inside lower lip. DMD = prob. trauma/burn. 10 days  same. Skin peels after brushing w Crest Pro Health for 3 wks. T/paste?

Switch toothpaste: Some toothpastes have ingredients that don't agree with the skin in the mouth. I personally see more of this with the "tartar control" ingredients. Try Colgate Total and see if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Red , stingy, inflamed, dark, irritated, red streaky vainy looking pattern on scrotum. 10 weeks total. 7 weeks steroid tops , 10 days fluconazole .Same!

Red , stingy, inflamed, dark, irritated, red streaky  vainy looking pattern on scrotum. 10 weeks total. 7 weeks steroid  tops , 10 days fluconazole .Same!

Scrotal Rash: You may have a fungal infection, which does not respond to steroid cremes. You should consult your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. If it is a fungus, like candida, it should respond well to anti-fungal treatments. ...Read more

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Swollen painful right foot on top into ankle age 56, 1 kidney since 5 yrs old & renal failure back 2004, type 2 diabetes. Anaemia, vit B12 deficiency.

Swollen painful right foot on top into ankle age 56, 1 kidney since 5 yrs old & renal failure back 2004, type 2 diabetes. Anaemia, vit B12 deficiency.

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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23 y/o w/ chronic swelling of the knee & stiffness after marathon training. Clean MRI and blood work except 1:320 ANA titer. No suspected ra. Ideas?

23 y/o w/ chronic swelling of the knee & stiffness after marathon training. Clean MRI and blood work except 1:320 ANA titer. No suspected ra. Ideas?

Joint fluid analysis: Although it's possible that this is related to your marathon training you need to have a joint fluid analysis to see if it's inflammatory or not inflammatory, if it's infection or not infection and to see if there are crystals or no crystals. You need a evaluation to make certain what is going on inside the joint. An MRI is not sufficient. ...Read more

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Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? other parts of gums was heal except 1 part of gums between 2 teeth?

Does it take 2 months to heal inflame gums after deep cleaning/class 5 redone? other parts of gums was heal except 1  part of gums between 2 teeth?

See a periodontist: It is very important to see a periodontist if you experience any of the symptoms of a refractory periodontal disease. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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