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Thyroid Problem

Thyroid, which is a gland in the neck, produces hormones that regulate the metabolism of the body. Thyroid problems can occur due to the increase or decrease in the production of thyroid hormones. The most common thyroid problems are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

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I frequently awaken at night. Is it due to anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, A little over two years ago, I experienced some stress in my life that resulted in a high level of anxiety and depression. I was prescribed Paxil and took it for one year. At the time, I was also taking Diovan and Atenolol for hypertension, Pantoprazole for reflux, and Simvastatin for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you currently have hypertension? When you wake up early morning, do you have hot flashes or night sweats? Do you have headaches with these episodes? Have you checked your thyroid level recently? Any palpitations felt? If yes, have you had an EKG (Electrocardiogram) t...  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 145.5 lbs. 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 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 »

Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for a thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms, like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have slowly worsened. Is there any indication of a potential malignancy? Can you please review my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, of which I am concerned. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot always be predicted from an ultrasound scan. Th...  Read Full »

Can I manage my TSH without medication at 6.58 level?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female, who is trying to conceive. Previously, I was not diagnosed with hypothyroidism. But recently, my gynecologist prescribed Thyronorm 50 mcg as my TSH is 6.58. I had concerns with taking a long-term medication. I have read that thyroid medication is to be taken life...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to, thyroid medications are required lifelong if your thyroid remains persistently high. That we can decide later.At this point of time, you need to take medicine to get your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level below the range of 2.5. Pregnancy needs high control of ...  Read Full »

I only bleed for two days during periods. Will it affect future pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor I am 26 years old. My concern is about my periods. Over the last one year, I am having bleeding only for two days on average when compared to three, four and five days in my early age. I request you to please suggest me if this is fine for my age or something is not good for conceiving a b...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are having regular periods and flow is also fine, then it does not matter whether two days or four or five. It has nothing to do with age. If you are planning to conceive, then it is fine. Get your thyroid and prolactin levels done and a basic ultrasound. I thi...  Read Full »

I discontinued taking Thyrox for hypothyroid. Can I start again?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroid 1.5 years back. My doctor suggested me to take Thyrox 25 daily. I was using it and feel fine. Around a month back I had pain in my lower abdomen. When I consult a different doctor, it was diagnosed as kidney stone. I told him my thyroid history. He exam...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need more information before I recommend what to do. 1. Do you have the reports of your thyroid result that were taken 1.5 years ago? 2. Do you have any symptoms such as weight gain, constipation or fatigue? 3. Does any kind of thyroid problem run in your family? 4...  Read Full »

Am I taking the right medication for celiac disease and thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a blood test before 3 months and was diagnosed with celiac disease. I already have thyroid problem which is controlled right now with Thyroxine. The issue is followed by a gluten free diet, I cannot see any progress. I am still losing weight. My skin is pale and dry. I also ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Your issues are found as a consequence of thyroid disease and celiac disease. This is how the natural course of the disease is. Your symptoms and complications all which you ha...  Read Full »

Why are my T3 and T4 levels high if not pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had my thyroid test done. I am attaching the reports of the same. The note reads that a physiological rise in total T3 and T4 levels are seen in pregnancy and patients on steroids. Does it mean that I am pregnant? I am worried, as I am unmarried and have never had sex before.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your thyroid profile is entirely normal and it is not at all suggestive of pregnancy, so stop worrying about it. This amount of variation is acceptable. The note you read, just says that if som...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from occasional brain fog. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from occasional brain fog during the night for eight months. Brain fog was not happening when I was taking Clonazepam 0.25 mg twice daily. I have spoken to a psychiatrist about this but he is unable to resolve my problem. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You may have either major depressive disorder or withdrawal of your tablet Clonazepam. You can gradually taper off your tablet Clonazepam 0.5 mg so you will not have to withdraw medication. But if you have depression then you should fo...  Read Full »

I have thyroid problem. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hypothyroidism issue, and my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is 522. I believe it is crucial to consult with an endocrinologist for proper guidance and treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi,Welcome to do understand your concern.I have just read your query, and it seems that you may have hypothyroidism, given your elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels. Before commencing treatment, it is advisable to conduct an early morning serum cortisol test at 9 am. Once ...  Read Full »

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