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Autoimmune disorders: like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS). A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Problems with slow-healing stress fx- nonunion, ORIF, nonunion again. Also have CRPS. Blood test- low Vit. D- could that and CRPS delay fx healing?
Fracture healing: Given what you have noted it is important for you to go back to your primary doctor. It is highly likely you will be referred to a Bone specialist. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling
Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more
Inflammatory arthritis dx. Recent lethargy and cold intolerance. TSH and T4 normal but thyroid antibodies positive. Treatment for thyroid needed?
Endocrinology input: as this is a relative issue, depends on the levels and types of antibodies present, needs an expert in thyroid disorders to give you a definitive answer and a follow up plan, you can try first an Endocrinologist on HealthTap, good luck ...Read more
Tsh 6.0, T4 normal, heterogeneous echo, no nodules, chronic high ANA (23 yrs no sle) thyroglob. 67, no thyroid antib., sister w/thyroid c. Next steps?
Endocrinologis: If TSH is high and gland is enlarge, your doctor might want to give you treatment , with thyroid hoimone to normalize the TSH and reduce the size of the gland , the fact that you have a positive ANA , should not change the decision.. .There are familial thyroid cancers that are part of syndromes called familial men for multiple endocrine neoplasia. Discuss it with md. ...Read more
Can CRPS make bone fx slow to heal? CRPS after met. ORIF - 7 mths on bone still not healed (fracture margins, callus still apparent). CRPS to blame?
I believe it: Can. I would consider a bone stimulator. ...Read more
Thyroid swelling. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test-normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?
Hard to say: Ive yet to have anyone NOT have elevated TPo but I havent sent many. The standard answer would be that it likley is GRAVES disease starting but if there arent a lot of symptoms and the labs are normal you wouldnt give treatment. Retesting if symptoms and at about every 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism w/ elevated tpo antibodies, low t, adrenal insufficiency... Synthroid (thyroxine) & testosterone hasn't helped. Can I have an autoimmune disease?
You do have it: Elevated tpo antibodies confirms you have autoimmune thyroiditis. This is often triggered by environmental toxins ;/or infections. You will likely benefit from adding liothyronine to your regimen ; treating adrenal problems with cordyceps, rhodiola etc. I advise consulting with a holistic doc. See http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 ; http://bit.Ly/17nx2ax ; http://bit.Ly/16blg0r. ...Read more
I have high thyroid anti bodies with normal TSH but take nature throid prescription for about 10 years. I have growing nodules 10 mm & 11 mm. Biopsy?
Ana speckled 1280 ddsna negative sed 39 TSH in range vit d low mpv low prior tpo 90 fatigue cold & ache in feet legs fingers lupus or thyroid?
See details: If the TSH is normal, it is less likely to be thyroid. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the problem. Lupus is possible with these findings but a more thorough evaluation is needed. ...Read more
Dx hashimotos, TSH 1.95, free T4 19. Suffering from extreme hair shedding for 2 months itchy burning scalp. Iron level at 34. Hair thinning.29yrs woman?
PCOS, Hashi's, elev. Gliadin Abs, IgA (unconfirmed Celiac). 2 yrs. gluten-free. Still fatigue, brain fog, memory, depression. Still dietary? Adrenal?
? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What
Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, so that value of 0.99 is normal. ...Read more
Not sure about ques: Subacute thyroiditis (often painful) is often caused by a virus, can cause transient hyper or hypothyroidism, but usually is self-limited. It does not produce granulomas. There are rare diseases of the thyroid where a systemic disease (eg sarcoidosis) can infiltrate the gland. Your terminology is unusual. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? ...Read more
Is it safe to apply povidon iodine onto infected skin (patient has autoimmune thyroiditis, i.e. hashimoto's).
Povidon iodine: With Hashimoto's I would get your doctor's permission to do that. Do not be surprised if the answer is NO! ...Read more
No it does not.: There is absolutely no relationship with "gluten" elimination, gluten enteropathy, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Most people with hashimoto's thyroiditis do not relize that antibodies can fluctuate wildly with time. I have had hundreds of patients over 25 years with stong fm hx for hypothyroidism, who have had low level thyroiditis disappear and reappear. No relation with gluten exists! ...Read more