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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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 I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. 1. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? 2. Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? 3. When did you last have your thyroid bl...  Read Full »

What is thyroglobulin antibody test?

Query: Hi doctor, I just received a test back from my immunologist and I am trying to understand what it means. I am suffering from fatigue and chronic sinusitis. I have CVID and get infusions every three weeks. I have been having adverse reactions to the infusions. So, they ran several tests and this is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a test to detect whether your body is producing antibodies against your thyroid gland. A high value indicates that your body is producing antibodies against your thyroid gland. In simple words, it means your body is itself destroying its own thyroid gland. ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years now. I weigh 132 lbs 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. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 searched for, o...  Read Full »

Will increased TSH level harm the baby's brain growth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. My height is 5 feet inch and weight is 115.5 lbs. I am 20 weeks pregnant now. I underwent a surgery for complete thyroidectomy and I am taking Thyroxin 100 mcg regularly. In my first trimester, the TSH level was 0.31 and the doctor advised me to continue the same dosa...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is very important for the baby's brain growth as rightly said by you. Therefore, it is imperative that we treat aggressively. Target TSH in the first trimester is 0.3 - 2.5 mIU/L and therefore the doctor did not change the treatment. I ho...  Read Full »

I am not getting my periods and am not pregnant. Can you help me get my period immediately?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not getting my periods and am not pregnant. How can I get periods immediately? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to May I know what was your last menstrual date? Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of some stress or recent illness. So you should wait for two weeks even if your periods do not come. Taking hormonal tablets just because your periods got dela...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old man with throat tightness from an enlarged thyroid and can't sleep. How to reduce discomfort?

Query: I am a 28-year-old male in good health other than what I am currently experiencing. I have been having throat tightness for a couple of weeks now, and I finally went to a doctor's office and had a thyroid panel done, as well as an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed an enlarged thyroid gland. I had a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have an enlarged thyroid gland. Please also mention the size to get an idea of how big it is causing you discomfort because if that is so, it becomes a fast-track case, and you should be adm...  Read Full »

Thyroid level is normal but, thyroglobulin antibody level is high. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I had depression symptoms. When I checked thyroid, it was normal. but when I checked my thyroid antibody the result shows thyroglobulin antibody (ATG), serum: 32.77 IU/mL.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have antithyroglobulin antibodies. The presence of antibodies only suggests that you may develop thyroid dysfunction in the future but as of now your thyroid gland is functioning well. I would...  Read Full »

My blood tests show thyroid dysfunction. What would you suggest after going through the blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done several blood tests, and they all show thyroid dysfunction. I have been gaining weight and do not understand why? Can you look at my blood work and help me find a solution? I was on Accutane for six months and stopped after that. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is normal, which is the most important and accurate test of the thyroid function tests. However, I do not understand why FT4 (thyroxine) is slightly low. I understand from your question that these tests were done to determine wh...  Read Full »

My wife's TSH level is 5.750 mIU/L. Is there any way to reduce or naturally bring it to the normal range?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had gone to the gynecologist for her checkup. As per her reports, TSH was 2.86 mIU/L. The doctor prescribed tablets Loette, Melmet SR 500, Myocyst sachet, Esmocim 40 mg, and syrup Lucid. After one year, she again checked the TSH. Then TSH was 5.750 mIU/L, FT3 was 4.09 pg/ml, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welocme to I read your query and understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, it appears that your wife has a very slightly high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). It means sub-clinical hypothyroidism and does not need any treatment. It can occur due to stress, sicknes...  Read Full »

Why does my period flow last only for two days, even when my endometrium thickness on follicle study is normal?

Query: Hello doctor, When I underwent follicle study, my endometrium thickness was around 6 mm and increased to 11 mm during egg rupture. But when my periods start, the blood flow is very low. So during the second follicle study, endometrium thickness was 6 to 7 mm and increased again to 11 to 12 mm. Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to thick endometrium is generally considered normal, but menstrual blood flow can vary from person to person. The endometrial thickness can also fluctuate during the menstrual cycle, and there can be some differences in thickness from cycle to cycle. It is possible that y...  Read Full »

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