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What Happens If Graves Disease Is Untreated For Years
I have Graves disease and hyperthyroidosm. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. It's still untreated and has been over a year. Is my baby gonna have brain problems?
Why untreated?: Do you not have a physician looking after you for your pregnancy? Why is your condition not treated at this time? Untreated Graves disease can affect the pregnancy but it really depends on a lot of factors and the severity of the problem. It is also as possible that your baby will be fine. However, the bottom line is you should get on to proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have graves disease i was taking levothyroxin but I have not been taking it for the past four years. Is this a serious thing?
Possibly: Thyroid disease affects nearly every organ system in your body. It's easily treatable and you can prevent problems by following doctor's advise regarding your care and treatment. I would recommend you see a doctor asap, get your levels checked again, and follow doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I lose weight with hyperthroidism (graves disease) I have been on meds for over two years. Have gained 30 pounds.?
Talk to your doctor: First, i would want to know that your thyroid levels have gone back to normal after the treatment you have received for grave's disease. Your doctor can help you sort this out. But assuming your blood levels are back to normal, it goes back to those distressing basics of increasing your activity level and decreasing your caloric intake! good luck with this important venture. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
What to do if I have graves' disease and have went threw radiation about 3 years ago and didn't work out. can I request to have it removed?
Yes, but...: Hi. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend re-treating you with radioactive iodine (131-I). If it was re-treatment with radioactive iodine versus surgery, why on earth would you want surgery? I'm sure you can find a surgeon to do it, but I'd advise against it. Good luck! ...Read more
I have graves disease and was treated with rai two years ago. Now I am on Synthroid 50mcgs. Can this be thyroid related?
I had a total thyroidectomy 8 years ago due to Graves Disease. my tsh is either under or over, can't get it to stabilize ?
Thyroidectomy: When patients have had a thyroidectomy, generally they will need to take replacement thyroid hormone. I always recommend taking brand name thyroid replacement hormone because generic medications will sometimes result in fluctuations in your TSH level. It is best to have the T4 level checked as well. Make sure that you take your thyroid replacement hormone one hour before breakfast. ...Read more
I'm a 22 year old female, type 1 diabetic with graves disease. For years my fingers swell randomly and then go back to normal. What causes this?
I have very bad baggy eyes due to graves disease , will they ever get better , i hate them i haven't gone out socially in 2 years because i feel awful?
There is much...: Graves disease is quite variable in its presentation and can wax and wane. After two years, you are unlikely to have any major spontaneous resolution. However, there is a great deal that can be done by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon to improve most patients. A person should seek help and not get discouraged. Take a look at these before and after photos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?
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