Endocrinology Questions? Ask an Endicrinologist for Answers ASAP
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Is your thyroid gland enlarged?
Do you have any pain while swallowing?
Okay so he is right that there are no red flag signs.
But at times the thyroid gland becomes inflamed due to a viral infection.
It is treated with steroids and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation and pain.
You can use steroid spray as it does not have side effects and very low systemic absorption.
If you are not comfortable using steroid then you can use ibuprofen 200 mg three to four times a day.
Your symptoms will resolve within a few days or in a week.
No this can NEVER happen that thyroid can enlarge suddenly and block the windpipe,this is impossible so you should not be worried at all.
This might go on for almost a week but if you use steroid spray and Ibuprofen,you will recover must early.
You can go on holidays without any worries as this is not anything serious.
It does cause discomfort and uncomfortable feeling but it always resolves completely.
There is no proven association between tamoxifen and thyroid.However we do know that the proteins in the blood that transport tamoxifen are also involved in transporting thyroid hormone, and there may be changes in the blood levels of thyroid as a result of taking a drug like tamoxifen or almost any other hormone.
Like I said before this is not proven and is theoretical only as studies have shown that tamoxifen does not change TSH and FTI levels, and treated women remain eumetabolic.
Yes that's right he/she would never miss a goitre or a nodule.
Not this does not put you at any higher risk throat or thyroid cancer.
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You should take the the same dose of thyroid as prescribed to you.
Doses are changed only after reviewing the previous lab values of thyroid hormones.
Don't increase the dose of thyroxine unless and until your doctor advises you to.
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Yes you should increase the armour thyroid as well.
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