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can antibiotics bring on hyperthyroidism

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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Not typically: Different mechanism as to how pancreatitis and thyroid diesase occurs. Some drugs can indeed affect thyroid function, e.g. Some cardiac meds, interfe ... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
I have never seen it: There are infectious agents causing acute thyroiditis and antibiotics actually treat the thyroidistis/infection. Anything is possible and i suppose an ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic its ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
A while.: Hard to say. i am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will r ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: Usually. Few exceptions are there.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes, absolutely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism can be temporary in men and women. It's called a subacute or acute thyroiditis and is self-limited, usually followed by a self-lim ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
No: Hyperthyroidism is a health threatening condition that first needs an appropriate sub classification (graves, thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, etc.) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not at the same time: People who are hyperthyroid and receive a treatment that ablates or destroys the thyroid gland often become hypothyroid.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many: So short term you can lose weight, feel heart palpitations, have diarrhea, feel anxious, etc. Long terms your heart can get weaker and you can lose bo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Hyperactivity: increased appetite with weight loss, difficulty sleeping, irritability, mood instability, sweating, diarrhea, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, eye ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and ... Read More

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