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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely: There is generally thought to be a genetic hereditary component to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, there are likely other causes to include a hormo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Most PCPs and endo: Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: A Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST should evaluate you once year (if all is "going well")! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhair Bibi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhair Bibi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Meds.: It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be trea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Great question: I looked up pathophysiology of hashimotos and it states that its poorly understood. Maybe a pathologist can help answering this question. My guess w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The initial stages of hashimoto's is an over active thyroid which over stimulates the heart leading to atrial fibrillation.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not fun ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Exercise: Exercise regularly (both aerobic and strength) will help you burn off fat. Of course one must control the diet intake especially re to carb. If your ... Read More

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