Thyroid

Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland present below Adam's apple in the neck. It consists of two lobes, which are connected by an isthmus. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolic rate of the body by secreting hormones.

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What are the causes of foot drop with slight numbness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male, I have got foot drop perhaps from crossing legs frequently. I first noticed the foot drop when I was walking three weeks back, the dorsum and the end of the foot were slightly numb. The numbness has subsided a week back, but I still do not have any power to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of foot drop is if any intramuscular injection is given wrongly, tarsal tunnel syndrome, leprosy and cauda equina syndrome. It is a good sign that the numbness has reduced. I recommend you get the following tests done after consulting your...  Read Full »

What affects the activity and effectiveness of Synthroid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking 50 mcg of Synthroid for many years. Today my doctor says my numbers got lower and she wants to increase my level of Synthroid a little. She asked if I take any calcium supplements but I do not. However, I read about things that could affect absorption of Synthroid l...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Foods such as cabbage and cauliflower have been seen to contain anti-thyroid properties and these are to be avoided totally if one has hypothyroidism. The foods which you have mentioned do inhibit absorption of thyroid if taken simultaneously....  Read Full »

Can my symptoms of dizziness, shaky hands and stuttering speech be due to neurological problem? ?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I started experiencing strange symptoms. I started stuttering for two weeks could not speak the word out until the second or third try. I also had headaches for almost a month, hands and arms weakness, shaky hands, trouble grasping thin things like paper, dizziness, and twitc...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I would suggest that your brain MRI is quite normal, so we can completely exclude any possible brain tumor, infection, ischemia, or MS (multiple ...  Read Full »

Are any vaccines available for thyroid?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there any vaccine available for the thyroid problems? Please let me know the precautions to avoid that.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern.First of all, I would like to tell you that thyroid disorders are primarily autoimmune disorders generated by the human body. There is no vaccine available for it. Vaccines work only for infections and not for thyroid disorders. Secondly, it can e...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for no ovulation, and how to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Clomid since early this year. I started with 50 mg and there was no ovulation. So, then I took 100 mg and again no ovulation. Now, I am on 150 mg and according to the OPK, I ovulated on the 17th. I know this sounds crazy, but I feel different. I have a pulling pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? As you mentioned, it is too early to diagnose pregnancy even in the blood. Had you ovulated on the 17th as you say, it would have reached the tube on that day. Let us say, the sperm too had reached at the same time and formed an embryo, it would stay...  Read Full »

Should I continue taking the thyroid medications even after the results are normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24 year old female. I am six weeks pregnant. I currently weigh 66 kg. I have thyroid problems and am taking Thyroxine 100 mg daily. My current report is normal. Should I continue 100 mg and what precautions should I take for a safe pregnancy weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thyroid levels tend to vary in pregnancy and hence needs to be checked every three months. If your thyroid level was checked soon after pregnancy you have to continue the same dose. And, after three months, you will have to check the levels again and your doctor will...  Read Full »

What if I do not take medicine for hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency as a child, but stopped taking the medication at 18. I am now 23 and have noticed a few symptoms. Extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain and headaches. I feel that the symptoms have worsened. What could be the po...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? When did you last have your thyroid b...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the change of hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I had a hyperthyroid since the last five years and was taking Carbimazole 5 mg thrice a day for the last two and a half years. Then, last month, I got my complete physical test done, and I got to know that my hyperthyroid had shifted to hypothyroid. So, the do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid dysfunction and saw your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism initially and were treated accordingly. The problem occurred when you had a sl...  Read Full »

There is a pressure feeling in the bottom of my throat. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe health issues for six months. My main problems include difficulty to burp, fatigue, pressure feeling in the bottom of my throat, for which I have done gastroscopy, which yielded no results. Also, I have done an MRI and barium swallow test. The barium s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It does not appear to be related to your thyroid. It seems more like esophageal atresia. Since your symptoms also point out in the direction of an esophageal...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been married for two years and I never faced erectile dysfunction with my wife like I am facing now. I went abroad for work and stayed there for six months. After I got back, whenever I try getting intimate with my wife, I do not get erections. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction is very common these days. The risk factors include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, and obesity. I suggest the following tests: Total testosterone level. HbA1C. Lipid profile. Thyroid function test. If the ...  Read Full »

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