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A 32-year-old female asked:

Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. blood tests normal. wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? need autoimmune test?

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Dr. Ira Katz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Probabl: Hashimoto's is something your doctor can say you have or do not have. IT IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that can effect thyroid function. People with Hashimoto's are at significant increased risk of other autoimmune diseases. If there is any concern the wrist pain is autoimmune a work-up should be done! Don't panic! Autoimmune risk low in general and increased risk of a low risk is still low!
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