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That could possibly be HYPER-thyroidism.  Can be treated, your doctor is doing the best thing by retesting.  If you could fast for the test...
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Here is a link that I hope will answer your question.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_nodule
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Any medication, including thyroid medications, can cause an allergic reaction such as hives. The incidence of hives with thyroid medication, though...
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I think you mean TSH...thyroid stimulating hormone. Basically your pituitary gland is telling your body when more thyroid is needed or not.If this...
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I have had hysterectomy(all organs) and have low thyroid. I have not had any weight gain due to these conditions. I would strongly rule out all other...
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The common tests used to diagnose thyroid disease include total T4, total T3, free T4 (not bound to protein), and TSH. T4, T3, and free T4 are...
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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adam's apple. The gland wraps around the windpipe (trachea)...
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The thyroid (gland) to be "short"? I am not sure what you mean, so perhaps you should repost your question and be more detailed.
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Thyroid hormone is used to treat underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It is a natural product made from animal thyroid glands (usually a pig's). It...
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Your thyroid gland plays an important role in metabolizing of energy for every cell in the body. Based upon the 100 mcg daily dose referenced in the...
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Blood tests can confirm a deficiency or an excess of thyroid hormone and, therefore, can be used to diagnose hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. They...
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Thyroid hormone is used to treat underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It is a natural product made from animal thyroid glands (usually a pig's). It...
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The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It has two kinds of cells that make hormones. Follicular cells make thyroid hormone, which affects heart rate...
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A thyroid scan is an outpatient procedure that is usually done in the nuclear medicine section of a hospital. This is usually part of the radiology...
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If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing...