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  1. Hyperthyroidism - What Happens

    If your thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone, you will have symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most hyperthyroidism is caused by an immune system problem called Graves' disease.

  2. Thyroid Hormones - Topic Overview

    Thyroid hormones are made by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland makes and releases two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. They: Control the rate at which your body burns calories. This affects whether you gain or lose weight. Can slow down or speed up your heartbeat. Can raise or lower your body ...

  3. Breast Problems - Check Your Symptoms

    This tool will help you check symptoms of breast problems.

  4. Sexual Abuse: Signs and Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Signs of sexual abuse may not be apparent without an examination of the genital area. These signs include: Bruises,scars,chafing,or bite marks in the genital area. Discharge or bleeding from the vagina. Rectal or genital bleeding. Anal tears or dilation. Symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI),such as gonorrhea,chlamydia,syphilis,or HIV. Vaginal bleeding in a child ...

  5. Thyroid Nodules - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatment of thyroid nodules.

  6. Surgical Abortion Care - Topic Overview

    Care before a surgical abortion Before a surgical abortion,your doctor will: Evaluate your past health,including any medicines you are taking. Do a physical exam,including a pelvic examination,to evaluate your health,how long you have been pregnant,and the location and health of the embryo or fetus. Perform an ultrasound to confirm how far along and where the pregnancy is. Not all ...

  7. Hypothyroidism in Infants, Children, and Teens - Topic Overview

    Severe hypothyroidism in infancy results in slow growth,significant intellectual disability,and developmental delays. Symptoms are seldom apparent at birth. The age at which they appear and their severity depends on how well the infant's thyroid gland works. Symptoms in infants In the first few months of life,symptoms include poor appetite and choking while nursing,failure to gain weight ...

  8. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Check Your Symptoms

    If you or someone you know is experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding, this tool will help you check the symptoms and determine if you need to seek medical treatment.

  9. Hyperthyroidism - Home Treatment

    It is important to see your doctor regularly so he or she can make sure your hyperthyroidism treatment is working, that you are taking the right amount of medicine, and that you are not having any side effects. If you are taking antithyroid medication, it

  10. Uncommon Causes of Hyperthyroidism - Topic Overview

    Uncommon causes of hyperthyroidism or too much thyroid hormone in the body include: Taking too much thyroid hormone medicine. This can happen if you are taking thyroid hormone to treat thyroid cancer. It can also happen if you take too much thyroid hormone in an attempt to lose weight. Taking large amounts of substances or medications that contain iodine,such as iodized salt,kelp,cough ...

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