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I have multi nodules on my parathyroids but have not yet been

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I have multi nodules on my parathyroids but have not yet been given any treatment or medication. Over the last few months I have noticed an unusual weight gain and in the last few weeks the tips of my fingers are showing signs of pruning (as if they have been in water). Are these signs of Thyroid issues or can it all be blamed on the Menopause?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--just to make sure here your thyroid gland itself doesn't have any nodules? Have you recently had your thyroid functions tested with blood work?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hello,


The last time I had blood work taken to check was probably a year or so ago. In addition I have also been struggling with extreme tiredness and a discomforting pain in my chest.


Thank you for your help.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Mel--any problem with unusual fatigue, constipation, hair loss, or feeling unusually cold?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Bowel movements are variable, no hair loss, seem to feel the cold more and the fatigue is very wearing. I can sleep anywhere, anytime during the day but have poor quality sleep at night, exacerbated by night sweats.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Mel. This definitely sounds like low thyroid and I don't think we can chalk it all up to just menopause. You need to have your T3, T4, and TSH levels checked and unless your TSH level were well below 3.0 I'd consider you hypothyroid and would start you on thyroid hormone supplementation
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