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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also.

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain.

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I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

Treat if low: Need to replace your deficiency as lithium is known to cause hypothyroidism (and simetimes hyperthyroidism). Although lithium-induced hypothyroidism is usually reversible upon cessation of lithium, the development of hypothyroidism is not a contraindication to continuing lithium, and most experts advocate thyroid augmentation.

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Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Typically not: Low thyroid typically causes one to slow down, gain weight, have memory problems, and a number of other symptoms... But not typically seizures.

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Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Yes, but the: fetus should be making it's own thyroid hormone after about 12 weeks of pregnancy, and it is this level which is important. Check w/your doctor.

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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid: Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. Tsh being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance.

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions

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Does a thyroid level in the TSH 4.1 to 5.2 range indicate hypothyroidism? Is very dry skin and increase in acne also a symptom?

Does a thyroid level in the TSH 4.1 to 5.2 range indicate hypothyroidism?  Is very dry skin and increase in acne also a symptom?

Possibly: A TSH of 4.1-5.2 is mildly high. Most people with these levels will still have a normal thyroid level (free t4), and have no symptoms. We call that subclinical hypothyroidism. There are, however, some people who are sensitive to even mildly abnormal levels, and have symptoms. Dry skin is a very common complaint, that may or may not be related. Acne is usually associated with high thyroid.

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism and tests for thyroid? I want know what are the symptoms of thyroid.What tests need to done for thyorid?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism and tests for thyroid? I want know what are the symptoms of thyroid.What tests need to done for thyorid?

Low : Low thyroid state can cause fatigue, weight gain or inability to lose weight, hair loss, brittle nails and constipation. It is readily diagnosed on suggestive physical findings on exam as well as blood tests.

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What are the medications used to treat hypothyroidism? Should it be stopped after thyroid levels are normal or continued for life. Can it be cured

Medications used to treat hypothyroidism: Most common medication is Levothyroxine , brand name = Synthroid. The goal is to have thyroid levels within normal limits-the blood test is TSH. Probably should be treated rest of your life, since Hypothyroid is not usually cured , but controlled. Hypothyroid is usually due to decreased function due to prior viral infection,or no function due to prior surgical removal of thyroid gland

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How common is hypothyroidism in male teens? What are some symptoms that would warrant a thyroid panel?

How common is hypothyroidism in male teens? What are some symptoms that would warrant a thyroid panel?

Not common: Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include: •Fatigue •Increased sensitivity to cold •ConstipationDry skin •Unexplained weight gain •Puffy face •HoarsenessMuscle weakness •Elevated blood cholesterol level •Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness •Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints •Thinning hair •Slowed heart rateDepressionImpaired memory uncommon in male teens

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I am B12 def & have hypothyroidism. Been having extreme neuro symtoms for 6 mos that dr says aren't neuro. Could B12 & thyroid cause symptoms?

I am B12 def & have hypothyroidism. Been having extreme neuro symtoms for 6 mos that dr says aren't neuro. Could B12 & thyroid cause symptoms?

Yes: This is hard to answer definitively without knowing more details of your symptoms, but B12 deficiency can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms & hypothyroidism can cause some. See http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences and the book could it be b12? For a long list of hypothyroid symptoms see http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/long-and-pathetic/.

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I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

Yes: Common cold which is a viral infection can cause hypothyroidism through causing thyroiditis. This usually resolves within 4 to 6 weeks after the resolution of the viral infection and is not permanent.

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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism and enlarge thyroid but blood work is normal what could be wrong?

I have symptoms of hypothyroidism and enlarge thyroid but blood work is normal what could be wrong?

GOITER/NORMAL BLOOD: You have a goiter(enlarged thyroid), as long as blood tests t3, (liothyronine) t4, and tsh, you do not need any treatment as long as the goter is not too big causing symptoms, you need an ultrasoung of the thyroid to rule out nodule, and need to repat blood work in3 months.I suppose the thyroid antibody test was negative as well.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more