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Underactive Thyroid And Spotting Between Periods
Confusing question: Your question is confusing. The best way to tell if you have an underactive thyroid is to get a blood test to measure a free T4 and TSH level. Symptoms of low thyroid are nonspecific and can be related to multiple other causes. Having a low thyroid can increase menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
I am 37 with an underactive thyroid. I am trying for a baby an have came on today after having lots of symptoms an my period being 8 days late making cycke 34 days previous was 28, 22 how do I know when I'm ovulating with cycle like this. I'm so frustrate
Treat yourself: Get your thyroid treated and perhaps your cycles will improve in regularity. ...Read more
Can an underactive thyroid and an ovarian cyst (10cm)have anything to do with each other, also period 1 week late, could either of these be causing this?
Yes: Underactive and untreated hypothyroidism can cause late or delayed menstrual cycles. The thyroid has no relationship, however, to the formation of an ovarian cyst. Your cyst, at 10cm, is at risk of rupturing or turning on itself, called torsion. Have you spoken to a doctor about having the cyst drained or removed? No roller coasters, I've seen patients with big cysts get torsion from a coaster. ...Read more
A friend suggested I take maca liquid herbal extract - a few drops of it in water/smoothie to help underactive thyroid, esp before & after period. OK?
If you have an underactive thyroid you need thyroid hormone replacement not maca liquid herbal extract.
The dose of thyroxine may not be optimized early in its use and you need your doctor to keep an eye on your dose.
If you are already taking thyroid you should take it at bedtime at least one hour after your last feed. ...Read more
After a weeks missed period I've had a positive preg test. With having underactive thyroid what happens next.?
Hypothyroidism: You need to see an endocrinologist in the near future. Your thyroid function needs to be checked and your thyroid medication needs to be adjusted. ...Read more
PLEASE advise absent periods (only once this year). Diagnosed-Often both over and underactive thyroid. Lack of progrestorone and estrogene (I'm 26)?
More details: This is not a clear cut scenario. You will need to see an obgyn who can look at all of your lab results. Thyroid disease can certainly mess up menstrual cycles. Until that is control your cycles may not be normal. FSH and LH are better hormones to check than Estrogen and Progesterone at age 26. More conclusions can be made with those tests ...Read more
Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more
Hi I have suffered with an underactive thyroid for years now and have been recommended to take aloe vera. Can you please advise is the forever aloe b?
Unrelated: Hi. I assume (I'd rather not assume) that you're treating your hypothyroidism ant that your thyroid labs are normal on your dose of thyroid hormone. OK, having said that, aloe vera (AV) has absolutely NO relationship to anything about your thyroid. You you can take AV, or stop it anytime, and there is NO effect on your thyroid status. So knock yourself out; have all the AV you want; stop anytime. ...Read more
Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more
See doctor: See a doctor. Report your symptoms. Then if indicated you will have blood drawn and this will tell you. ...Read more
Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read more
Yes: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. ...Read more
See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more
Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?
No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is normal so that you don't interfere with therapy. ...Read more
Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more
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Hypothyroidism: Can contribute to many problems. Luckily it's easy to diagnose and treat properly, thereby removing it as a problem. With very rare exceptions such as end-stage cancer or HIV infection, candida overgrowth is a medical myth propagated on the internet. It's a false diagnosis that has been around for decades, looking to a disease to cause - which there is none. ...Read more
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