A 41-year-old member asked:
Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be treated?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hashimotos: Yes - usually quite easily. Sometimes it causes only a goiter which does not necessitate treatment. Treatment depends on thyroid hormone levels.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast.
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Last updated Jan 24, 2018
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