Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands are underactive and produce less thyroid hormone. The signs and symptoms include weight gain, cold intolerance, tiredness, constipation, and hair loss. It requires thyroid hormone replacement therapy for life.

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Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause.You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem:SGOT (serum glutamic oxalo...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future. I always think of the wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about the future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not feeling ha...  Read Full »

I have throbbing pain below my left ear with pressure around my neck. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Hi, I am a 30-year-old female. Before six months, I felt throbbing pain below my left ear associated with numbness in my left arm and left foot, and sometimes, with a feeling of chest pain. I thought that it was an ear infection. But I confirmed that it was not my problem after I went ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have attached in the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you have hypothyroidism in view of very high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels. Also, your thyroid gland is enlarged due to t...  Read Full »

My 10-week-old baby is not gaining weight and refuses to drink milk from the bottle. What can I do to make her drink more milk and increase her weight?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby’s birth weight was 3 kilograms, and at six weeks, 3.6 kilograms, then later at ten weeks, it was 4.3 kilograms. The doctor said she is not gaining weight quickly. She refuses to drink milk from the bottle, only drinks from one breast, sleep for 30 minutes or so, and then wake...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to check her thyroid profile as hypothyroidism leads to poor feeding and loss of weight. If the blood parameters are normal, you must keep feeding her; she will gain weight with time. Never bottle feed and do exclusive breastfeeding till four months, and the...  Read Full »

Can a double dose of Levothyroxine help until I get to see a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my lab results recently. I have an appointment with the thyroid doctor in a week. I am afraid of going to the ER plus I have muscle spasms, body jerks, and confusion. Two days ago, I took a double levothyroxine dose of 125 mcg. Yesterday, I added 5 mcg synthetic T3, ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I suggest that you take tablet Levothyroxine 50 mcg once daily keeping in mind your age and based on your weight and lab results. Consult your specialist doctor, ...  Read Full »

Levothyroxine and Armour Thyroid are causing side effects. What can be done now?

Query: Hello doctor, Levothyroxine and Armour Thyroid both cause awful side effects for me. What can be done now? I cannot tolerate either of them.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are taking treatment for hypothyroidism, it is to see that you get the right dose. But whether you are being over replaced or under replaced should be determined by periodic thyroid function test, if a single hormone, then TSH which shows amplified suppression an...  Read Full »

What is the reason for high TSH values in my 8-year-old son who has type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three years. He also has Hashimoto's thyroiditis. His blood results show TSH is 49 mU/L and T4 is 1.1 micrograms per deciliter. He is currently using Humalog insulin and tablet Levothyroxine. What is the reason for his ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The following are some of the causes of high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone): It could be a part of his thyroid d...  Read Full »

Why does my boyfriend have fever, hives all over the body, and a swollen thyroid gland?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend is 39 years old and is a healthy person. After getting a shot of COVID-19 vaccination about a month ago, he had a slight fever. However, he started getting cold, became very weak, and only wanted to sleep. Also, he started having a fever and hives on his back, chest, arms...  Read Full »

Dr. Aqsa Zafar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The thyroid gland produces important hormones that play a role in your metabolism. Your boyfriend's symptoms are because of lower than normal production of thyroid hormones. Also, thyroid disease can sometimes ca...  Read Full »

Is my TSH value of 6.25 making me feel sleepy throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. My TSH value is 6.52 mIU/L. Even though I am controlling my diet, I feel sleepy throughout the day, which is affecting my studies. Can you please prescribe me some medicines? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Thyroid treatment is started only when TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels are greater than 12.5 mIU/L. However, if the patient develops symptoms at a value of less than 12.5 mIU/L, treatment can be initiated early. I suggest you take ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

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