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What Your Tongue Says About Your Thyroid
Not Recommended: The main reason physicians will tell you not to use it, it that since 2002, the american association of clinical endocrinologists does not recommend the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general, desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why do I scar so easily now? Doc says no thyroid issue, inflammation or iron deficiency. Hair/nails brittle skin/scalp dry, teeth pains/white tongue.
I had the front and right side of thyroid removed 2 days ago the tip and side of my tongue is numb?
Tongue numbness: That is most likely from the anesthesia breathing tube during the surgery, and not the surgery itself- it should pass. However you can sometimes get numbness/tingling occurring around the mouth as a result of low calcium levels after thyroid surgery- this is more common after a total thyroidectomy than a partial. Contact the surgeon to let them know your symptoms. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have under active thyroid and taking levothyroxin. Lately my tongue and inside mouth are swelling - is there anything OTC which i can take for this?
Need diagnosis: I assume your TSH is normal. Tongue and mouth swelling can be from meds especially ace inhibitors. Are you taking these? Angioneurotic edema is another cause and rarely can indicate lymphoma. Amyloidosis can cause tongue swelling. Suggest you see ENT or dentist. Severe hypothyroidism causes diffuse body swelling, myxedema, so it's possible from not enough levothyroxine. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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