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Swollen face?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by mirshine, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. mirshine

    mirshine Senior Member

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    Has anyone else's face gotten swollen? Mine seems to have swelled up over the last few months. No change in medication or anything.
     
  2. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    Yes my face is puffed up too. Since the thyroid supplement though. This could be the reason.
     
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  3. mirshine

    mirshine Senior Member

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    I'm wondering about my thyroid. It's in the family so I get my bloods checked every six months the or so. So far ok.
     
  4. erin

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    Sometimes blood test doesn't show abnormalities unfortunately. Thyroid function is very complicated, and standard treatment plans are not sufficient.
     
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    (Check for Angioedema )
    I used to get swollen really bad face and head. When I travel specially, it takes like 3 days to come down. My left side tends to be worst.
     
  6. mirshine

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    I was seeing an endocrinologist who was very open to all the research I'd done. She had a much broader range to start treatment with. I was getting my bloods done every six months and she's review them. I'm overdue though.
     
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    mirshine Senior Member

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    Thanks @inester7, I'll have a look at that now
     
  8. mirshine

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    Hmmm @Inester7 was your swelling hard or puffy? Mine is puffy.
     
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    Hypothyroid.
     
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  10. mirshine

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    I'll get my bloods done next week, make an appointment with the endocrinologist.
     
  11. erin

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    I was called again to give more blood before even get my tests results. I know what this means, test results are so high, all over the shop so they want to repeat it. To be honest with I can't be bothered, I'm so tired I won't be able to go back and give blood. Maybe next week. :grumpy:
     
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  12. Shoshana

    Shoshana Northern USA

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    @mirshine

    DId your puffiness in your face go down?

    Does it have pain with it too?

    There is jaw or tooth possibilities....
    also the Trigeminal nerve can get inflammation.

    ON either side of the face.
     
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  13. mirshine

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    @Shoshana no, no pain. I was at the endocrinologist on Monday and she said I have a medium size goiter, so I have to have an ultrasound to make sure it's not malignant and make sure it's not growing towards my wind or food pipes. I guess the goiter is pushing up under my face which, along with a small bit of extra weight, is causing the puffiness.
     
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    Shoshana Northern USA

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    Oh, @mirshine

    Thank you for answering and for sharing about that!

    I had not thought of goiter at all.
    (I am not a doctor! Was just trying to help think of possibilities.)

    I am glad you got it diagnosed ,
    and that they are checking it out more.

    I am glad it does not hurt also!

    But of course, you will feel concerned till you get more answers on it.

    We will all be hoping for some good outcome! For you!


    SO glad you have an endocrinologist to go to!
    I have never seen one of those.
     
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