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What Is Side Effect After Having No Thyroid Glands
I have severe joint pain so my doctor is checking my parathyroid hormone. Is this a common side effect of parathyroid issues?
Hyperparathyroidism: can cause calcium to leave your bones and enter blood stream, elevating its levels. If left alone, it can lead to decreased bone density and even fractures. Pain is usually in bone, not in joints. Hypoparathyroidism can cause low calcium and lead to muscle tetany. So, no, joint pain alone is not a common symptom in either case. ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
Is feeling hungry soon after eating side effect of celiac? I have no any other side effect and I did a test my IGA is 1.8 normal value <10 ,IGG 24.5
No: You don't have celiac you have a high metabolism. Remember if your diet contains little or no fat, you will likely get hungry really quick. Be sure that your thyroid function is checked if you are not gaining weight while eating more than you expected. Have you been checked for diabetes also? ...Read more
My thyroid gland is small but it is giving me difficulty swallowing. What could be the reason for this?
I am taking tamsulosin , one of the side effects is no ejaculation of which i'm.Experiencing , will this reverse itself if I am no longer taking it?
Retro Ejaculation: Retrograde ejaculation is a common side effect of tamsulosin and other Alpha blockers. It is an indication that the medicine works well for you. If it is the cause of your retrograde ejaculation, it will reverse when you stop taking it. It is not harmful and is only an issue if you are trying to cause a pregnancy. ...Read more
Hormone therapy: This is a complex question that is best discussed with a healthcare provider who knows the specifics of your health history. The benefits of hormone therapy are control of symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. The risks are irregular bleeding, blood clots in the legs/lung, risk of heart attack and stroke and, in some cases, increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more
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Unfortunatley, yes.: I regret to say many people with take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have dry mouth (xerostomia); a persistent feeling where there is not enough saliva in your mouth. Reduced saliva flow, which causes dry mouth, can damage mouth tissue & contribute to both dental decay &, cause dental decay and bad breath. It is now more important than ever to be vigilant with your oral health care. Give your dentist full meds list. ...Read more
Im worried for my wife after radio-iodine uptake. What is the risk/side effect other than hypothyroid? Is there a chance to have a cancer?
RAI and Canver: There is a small risk of developing a second, different cancer (i.e. Other than thyroid) after rai. This risk increases with cumulative doses of rai greater than 400 to 500 mci. One benefit of thyrogen stimulated rai is that it decreases the radiation dose delivered to unwanted areas of the body, compared to rai after thyroid hormone withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it unlikely that I have an overactive thyroid if I have no swelling of the gland, and no noticeable weight changes ?
Need evaluation: Hyperthyroidism (eg graves disease) typically involves a goiter, but it can be very subtle and sometimes hard to detect on physical exam even by an endocrinologist. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism but also appetite, and many people do not lose weight. The first test would be to check your thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms.
Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?
Not from medication: A swollen tender lymph gland is highly unlikely to be from taking a new medication. Lymph glands are situated around the body and serve to trap infectious organisms(bacteria or viruses) to prevent their spread to other areas in the body. A swollen gland will often decrease in size if there is no ongoing infection. Any swollen glands persisting after a month should by examined by a physician. ...Read more
Having hyperthyroid symptoms after having radio active iodine a year ago to destroy thyroid. Also nodule on left side of neck. Is this possible?
It is possible: Radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism destroys the thyroid in 80-90% of cases but in some patients the condition can recur and symptoms can return. To find out if this has happened to you, you need to see a doctor and have your T4 and TSH levels checked. Were you ever started on thyroid hormone replacement? Possible your dose is too high. ...Read more
How do i prevent the adverse effect of my anti TB drugs? Is feeling a bit weak a normal side effect?
TB: The side effects depend on the drugs you are on. Most regimens include INH and RMP along with 2 others for a length of time. Manta in adequate nutrition and calories intake and have your labs checked. Fatigue may or may not be he medications but TB depending on the site of involvement. Talk to your MD as to how to follow you for side effects. Best of luck ...Read more
Iam 37female all the time i feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug
Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the patient directly and ordering some lab tests to try to narrow down what could be causing it. Don't get discouraged, sometimes it can take some time for the disease to progress, and the cause to be identified. ...Read more
What does that mean to have constant cramp while I'm on pill? Taking only active ones after endo removal last year. Endometriosis back or side effect?
What are the side effects of lippitor? Could there be negative side effects after taking it for many years? My combined colesterol is around 120 while taking 20mg of the drug. I am 70 years old
Statins: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a HMG-Coenzyme A reductase inhibitor. There are 7 such drugs on the market in the US. The 2 most common side effects, affecting about 3% or less of patients in muscle aches and liver enzyme elevations. The former can happen at any dose and the latter is more prevalent at higher dosages. Like Lipitor (atorvastatin), all statins are incredibly safe and tenor benefit far outweigh any adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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