Top
25
Doctor insights on: Treatments For Pretibial Myxedema

Share
1

1
Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Any relief for inflammation from  graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Eye & skin in GD: Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking. Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

Not known: It is most likely somehow related to the auto-immune etiology of the graves' disease, but the exact mechanism that causes it is not known. ...Read more

3

3
Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

No: pretibial myxedema is a skin disorder associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (typically Graves disease). It occurs unrelated to thyroid hormone levels or medications such as Armour thyroid. ...Read more

4

4
Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

5

5
What's the onset of myxedema coma? (do people collapse, become drowsy etc.)

What's the onset of myxedema coma? (do people collapse, become drowsy etc.)

? thyroid storm ?: Myxedema is a condition caused by severe alterations in fluid balance due to thyroid disorder. There can be swellings in various tissues including around the eyes and into the brain. There is a hyper state with agitation (myxedema madness), or deterioration of consciousness with stupor and coma. Usually there are early signs that the thyroid is out of control, but acute thyroid storm may occur. ...Read more

6

6
Why is myxedema common in women?

Why is myxedema common in women?

Myxedema: Myxedema is not confined to women and there is limited evidence that it is more common in women. ...Read more

7

7
How concerned should I be of myxedema coma?

How concerned should I be of  myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma typically occurs as a result of long-standing hypothyroidism, and follows a period of progressive symptoms. These symptoms may include weight gain, somnolence, and weakness amongst others. Abrupt discontinuation of thyroid hormone could also precipitate a myxedema coma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the definition or description of: myxedema coma?

Coma: This is a state of unconsciousness, unresponsive to your environment or stimulation is the normal way. Myxedema refers to a thyroid deficiency which can cause neurologic damage, and in extreme cases, coma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

Read about it: Myxedema coma is a relatively uncommon condition but it certainly can occur in persons with hypothyroidism. You can read about it by going to this link. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2485.html. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Do symptoms like myxedema coma go away quickly?

Medical emergency: Myxedema coma is a medical emergency and needs to be treated in the hospital. The symptoms for myxedema is vey similar to adrenal insufficiency and often times, patient will need treatment for both while labs are done. With proper treatment, patient can gradually improve, if the symptoms go away quickly, then you did not have myxedema coma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What will happen immediately prior to myxedema coma?

What will happen immediately prior to myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: That is an unusual question. If you have any symptoms that are bad enough to ask that question go immediately to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

12

12
What is the difference between the diseases myxedema and cretinism?

What is the difference between the diseases myxedema and cretinism?

Very different!: Myxedema is severe hypothyroidism in an adult and is completely reversible if caught. Cretinism is a child born with severe hypothyroidism. Small size and mental defects are not treatable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can stopping Armour Thyroid for six weeks induce myxedema?

Can stopping Armour Thyroid for six weeks induce myxedema?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of your hypothyroidism, stopping any thyroid supplementation (including armour) could cause severe hypothyroidism to the extent of myxedema coma. ...Read more

14

14
What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

No: Myxedema is due to low thyroid function. If your thyroid tests are normal you do not have myxedema. You need to discuss with your physician other options ...Read more

15

15
How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.?

How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.?

Low thyroid surgery: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.? ANS: low thyroid is evident by 4-6 weeks. It may take months to develop myxedema and its complications. ...Read more

17

17
Can you go into myxedema coma with normal free t4 and t3 but tsh in 3-4 range? or would your tsh be way higher?

Can you go into myxedema coma with normal free t4 and t3 but tsh in 3-4 range? or would your tsh be way higher?

Unusual: It would be distinctly unusual to have true myxedema coma with these numbers. However, it is the clinical scenario that is relevant in myxedema coma, with the appropriate history and stressors in the appropriate age group. ...Read more

18

18
What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

20

20
What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

?Hyperthyroid: Pre-tibial edema can be part of general edema due to heart failure, low protein etc. However, a special case of pre-tibial myxedema is seen in some patients with hyperactivity of thyroid gland. ...Read more

21

21
What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings . What causes this?

What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings . What causes this?

Common finding: It means there is some fluid in the tissues along the front of your knee. It can be caused be being on your knees a lot. Plumbers, carpet layers, house cleaners, etc. But i also see it not uncommonly as just an incidental finding and it doesn't necessarily mean much. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism? What is (are) the difference(s)?

Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism?   What is (are) the difference(s)?

Age: Cretinism is the developmental problem in bones and tissues in children with hypothyroidism. Severe or prolonged hypothyroidism in older people causes edema or swelling in all places including the tissues retaining fluid and even the heart and can lead to cardiomyopathy or coma. ...Read more

23

23
Does myexedema occur progressively or is it acute?

Does myexedema occur progressively or is it acute?

Progressive: Myexedema due to low levels of thyroid hormone , do not appear over night , is progressive disease , after start of treatments will subside progressively ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
24

24
What are the progressing signs of myexedema?

What are the progressing signs of myexedema?

Advanced hypothyroid: Myxedema is just severe, prolonged and advanced hypothyroidism, so the symptoms are like hypothyroidism -- everything slows down. When severe, which is very uncommon today, the warning signs of dangerous myxedema include an intolerance to cold, low blood pressure, shortness of breath, lethargy and seizures this is easy to prevent by having the doctor give you brand name thyroid replacement. ...Read more

25

25
What is a salvage therapy treatment?

What is a salvage therapy treatment?

Chemotherapy: Salvage chemotherapy is aggressive chemotherapy that is used when other treatment methods have been tried and failed, This is rather radical treatment and has high side effects. It is an attempt to control the cancer when nothing else will. Low response rate. Best wishes in this regard. ...Read more