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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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In my repaort result TSH is 0.25 &also mentioned associated diagnosed :-hypothyroidism 244.9 what does it mean? I m confused what is my thyroid level.

In my repaort result TSH is 0.25 &also mentioned associated diagnosed :-hypothyroidism 244.9 what does it mean? I m confused what is my thyroid level.

Diagnostic code: "244.9 - hypothyroidism" is the diagnosis code used to justify ; bill for the test. This just means you have been diagnosed as having a low thyroid. Your recent TSH level is fairly low, implying that your low thyroid levels are being treated successfully by the l-thyroxine. It's confusing, but a low TSH = hyperthyroidism ; a high TSH = hypothyroidism. So a TSH drop from 27 to .25 is good! ...Read more

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Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8. Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF? Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

Thyroprotein/tsh level- what number is indicative of hypothyroidism? My results says 3 and normal range is 2-8.  Is there another test to determine thyroid issues related to CHF?  Also, is H.pylori count of 2 means positive for it? On protonixThanks.

ThryoTROPIN: is a synonym for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone, produced by the pituitary gland, regulates thyroid function. Normal results for adults, in most labs, are 0.4-4.2 mU/L. This is the well-recognized/accurate test for hypothyroidism; a total thyroxine can sometimes add information.An H. pylori antibody blood test only measures past infection. Biopsy, stool antigen, breath test better ...Read more

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On my thyroid panel test T4. T3 (liothyronine) uptake, FTI are normal. But, my TSH is too low. Whats that mean? Been getting treated for hypothyroidism for 2 yrs.

Low TSH: while on thyroid medication indicates getting more thyroid replacement than needed. Usually the treating physician may decrease the dosage. While on treatment TSH is the best gauge of level of treatment ...Read more

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If my thyroid goes down to 1 will that mean that I have hypothyroidism ?

If my thyroid goes down to 1 will that mean that I have hypothyroidism ?

Unclear: Your question is not clear. What level are you referring to that can go down to 1? There are many different thyroid tests that mean different things. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Does having hypothyroidism mean my thyroid is totally dead and does not work at all?

Probably Not.: Hypothyroidism is the condition where thyroid hormone levels are low, but there are a variety of causes. It is extremely rare to have a completely non-functional thyroid gland that doesn't produce any amount of thyroid hormone; more commonly, the gland simply isn't producing enough hormone to meet the body's demands. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and take 150 and 175mg every other day. I just started taking pure garcinia 1500mg 3x day. Thyroid blood levels spiked. Connect?

I have hypothyroidism and take 150 and 175mg every other day. I just started taking pure garcinia 1500mg 3x day. Thyroid blood levels spiked. Connect?

Unknown: The problem with supplements, such as garcinia, is that they are not regulated by the fda, and there are no studies to determine whether they are overall beneficial or harmful. There are no studies looking at possible drug interactions, so we have no answer to your question. ...Read more

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My Thyroid Microsoml Ab value is 0.3 IU/ml, what does that mean? Also, Thyroglobulin Ab value is <0.9 IU/ml. I have been dealing with Hypothyroidism f

More information: in order to answer your question, a lot more information is needed about hypothyroidism. What are your other lab results - TSH, free T4,T3, TPO? Current symptoms? Do you have complete thyroid gland or was it surgically removed? What is determined to be the cause of hypothyroidism in your case? ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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