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Unusual Symptoms Of Thyroid Problems
In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more
Thyroid gland: The thyroid is an endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more
Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh
Hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more
Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation. ...Read more
I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem? What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?
'proptosis'..: Eyes protruding from orbit; double vision.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you have your thyroid blood work come back normal, but still have symptoms of thyroid problems?
Lack of specificity: Hi. There's not a single symptom associated with hypo- or hyperthyroidism that is specific to hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is not surprising that symptoms you thought were due to thyroid dysfunction are associated with normal thyroid function. Good luck at finding a cause if there is one! ...Read more
What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?
The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: Fatigue
Increased sensitivity to cold
Unexplained weight gain
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Slowed heart rate ...Read more
4 weeks ago I had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but I feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?
Thyroid nodule: Usually don't cause symptoms unless large and pushing on nearby structures. Was your thyroid level checked and if so was it normal. If not checked it is a simple blood test so discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems but my tests come back normal. Saw my gynecologist and she found cysts? Could that be why I feel sluggish?
Definitely!: Most doctors rely on TSH alone to assess thyroid. If you have cysts/nodules...you need a full work-up including ultrasound (if not already done), TSH, free T4, free T3, (liothyronine) Reverse T3, (liothyronine) Thyroglobulin and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), ferritin levels, selenium, and iodine levels. You may have a hidden autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. ...Read more
Other questions have pointed me to thyroid issues, but could you please list some other symptoms that come with thyroid problems?
Blood tests: Although they have some things in common. The first step is a physical exam and some simple blood tests for thyroid status. So go to your doctor and let them evaluate. You also can have both, but clearing up thyroid and other physical problems will help either way. ...Read more
I have a family history of thyroid problems! I have been tested 3 times all with a negitive result! however, I have a lot of the symptoms.
Not thyroid: Then it is not your thyroid. What symptoms are you having? ...Read more
Many possible: Weight loss (some people can gain weight), feeling hot, more frequent, looser bowel movements, heart pounding or racing, shakiness, jitters, poor sleep and concentration, irritability, hair loss, lighter or absent periods, double vision, eyes bulging, or eye irritation. See your doctor to get labs checked if you think you have this! ...Read more
Yes, all the above are possible but there could be any number of problems found by your doctor.
Please make an appointment with your primary doctor. If that does not work out well enough for you — unlikely — ask your friends who they might recommend as another doctor they like.
If you can, let me know what develops. ...Read more
Many, many possible:
Symptoms 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
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
slowed heart rate
impaired memory. ...Read more
What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food
Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. The Easiest way to settle question is blood test. The Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read more
Symptoms can be due to the cold itself.
Medications taken for the cold might interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more
I have majority of the symptoms for thyroid problems. Can you have thyroid problems even if no signs of swelling or hurting in throat area?
Hello — thank you for your reply. My doctor has referred me for an ultrasound scan but I have not had an appointment date yet. He has said he won't do any testing as he doesn't feel that my symptoms relate do any hormonal or thyroid problems. I have had i
1: He should not make you wait so long for an ultrasound scan. Keep bugging him or report him to his boss! Don't be shy — it's your health!
2: If he doesn't feel that your symptoms relate to any hormonal or thyroid issues why isn't he finding out what the problem might be?
Please keep informed. ...Read more
Can you have Graves diseases and normal TSH? My TSH tested 2.016 & a week later 0.806. I'm having severe symptoms — family history of Thyroid problems
Not likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the lab results you provided are not consistent with graves disease. ...Read more
Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more