Thyroid Dysfunction

Various disorders can result when your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones or if it produces too much of these hormones. The common disorders that result from thyroid dysfunction are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

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Is it possible for an otherwise healthy person to have gynecomastia?

Query: Hello doctor, I had prolactinoma diagnosed with secondary hypogonadism. I was treated with cabergoline and hydrocortisone for a few years and then taken off hydrocortisone when the adrenals began to function properly. My most recent blood tests came back normal, and I was tested for loads of other...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gynecomastia could be due to a testosterone deficiency, thyroid disorder or adrenal insufficiency in your case. Since your prolactin levels are normal and there is no further growth, it is no longer due to the prolactinoma. I would suggest you have your seru...  Read Full »

Shall I try some natural supplement to prevent hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I was blessed with a thick, dark and long hair. For a year or so, I have started experiencing deterioration in the quality of my hair. I am experiencing thinning, loss of luster, split ends and hair fall with alarming rate. I was stressed during my board exams, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can try DasGro supplements. I also suggest Proanagen tablets. Rather than Tricogro hair serum, use Minoxidil 2% lotion twice daily on dry hair for three to six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with cons...  Read Full »

In what conditions can a person have cyclical Cushing's syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years now. I weigh 60 kg and was diagnosed with cyclical Cushing's syndrome at the age of 20. I had an MRI scan for a pituitary tumor in my brain. But, the clinical findings did not match up. I went to a top end endocrinologist who is a professor in endocrinology. I have beard ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no other pituitary in the brain and sometimes urinary test fails to detect hormones. In cyclical Cushing's, the cortisol levels fluctuate over time, making the diagnosis even more difficult. The source of ectopic hormone production should be sear...  Read Full »

Can prolonged bioidentical hormonal intake cause hot flashes and night sweats?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 50-year-old female taking bioidentical hormones for the past six months due to hot flashes and night sweats for the past six years, and it worsened last year. I also take NP Thyroid 60 mg, testosterone, estrogen, vitamin D3 tablets, multivitamins, MethylAssist tablets, zinc tablets,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have hyperthyroidism. So I suggest you tablet NP Thyroid 45 mg once daily. Repeat the thyroid function test after six weeeks. I suggest tablet Vitamin D 1000 IU once daily, 4 hours aft...  Read Full »

Why do I have milky nipple discharge when I get emotional?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married three years back and I gave birth to a baby boy two years back. However, due to complications I lost my child in just seven days. I never had breastfeeding session with him as he was in NICU. But, sent milk to him through a tin pot for five days. However, after this unfortun...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I must tell you to relax. A nipple discharge is not an uncommon phenomenon in non-pregnant woman. A bloody discharge is serious. But milk-like or colorless discharge is often caused by minor problems. Are you on any medicine like antivomiting...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lethargic, and am I not able to digest milk and ghee?

Query: Hi doctor, My left nose has been blocked for a few years and some thin material is coming out of it. I am always feeling tired. I cannot digest ghee, milk and my stomach always feels empty. My body heat level is high and I am sweating more. I am also losing weight and getting thin. My blood report a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share with me if you have been having abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Also, please let me know if you have the similar symptoms when you eat yogurt and cheese. I think you are having lactose intolerance. That is causing malabsorption of the important multiv...  Read Full »

Can I become an oral surgeon if I am suffering from extensive hand tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a first year BDS student. I have tremors in my hands whenever I apply force or hold an object with some pressure. I want to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontics. Can I become a dentist despite these tremors? Can the tremors be reduced?  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for tremors, during student life it is very common because of anxiety and tension. It can also be due to abnormal thyroid level or hypoglycemia. First of all, try to reduce your anxiety or tension and get a proper medical checkup including, ECG (elec...  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 »

It has been five months since I got my period after delivery. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby about seven months ago. I got my first period five months after my delivery. I had only very light periods for two days. I did a urine pregnancy test several times, and it all came negative. Today I went to the laboratory and did a urine pregnancy test, yet it was negat...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. However, let me assure you that I am certain it is not a pregnancy you are dealing with. Are you taking any hormonal contraceptives? My advice is to get a few laboratory tests like TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) done and maybe an ult...  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 »

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