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Is recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis possible?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's possible that an individual be diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis only to be serology negative a few months later. This is however, the exception rather than the rule. Talk with your doctor if what you had was acute thyroiditis due to infection instead.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Absolutely: With appropriate treatment there is no reason full recovery would not happen within a short period of time.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is total recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis possible?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Usually not: Most people have the antibodies and eventually get hypothyroid. Rarely the gland can return to normal function. Once or twice a year i see patients were the gland becomes overactive.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What precautions should i take for a speedy recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Life long care: One usually does not fully recover from Hashimoto as it gradually destroys the thyroid gland and one needs to be on replacement therapy for the rest of one's life. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000371.htm

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