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Why Are Women More Likely To Get Thyroid Disease
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.
Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more
What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?
You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more
No: Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total. ...Read more
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