Top 20 Doctor insights on: Autoimmune thyroid disease and bone tumors bubbles in urine

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What is the sensitivity of an ANA in autoimmune thyroid disease? Either by ELISA or IIFA

What is the sensitivity of an ANA in autoimmune thyroid disease? Either by ELISA or IIFA

Nonspecific: ANA only suggests that you have a higher risk for autoimmune disease (of which thyroid disease may be one) but is not diagnostic by itself for any illness. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read more

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If I have an autoimmune thyroid disease would it not be detected in a basic thyroid screen?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease will not be detected in a basic thyroid screen which refers to T4 and a TSH and not thyroid antibodies. Autoimmune thyroid disease is detected by specific antibodies. Tpoab (peroxidase antibodies), tgab (thyroglobulin antibodies) and trab (thyroid stimulating receptor ab).
Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed by careful exam in conjunction with thyroid ab. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Yes: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. Both of these are autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Is air bubbles in urine a sign of colon cancer?

Is air bubbles in urine a sign of colon cancer?

Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided. ...Read more

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Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

No: Air bubbles or foamy urine is not a symptom of colon cancer. Foamy urine may be a sign of protein urea. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

No.: Bubbles may be normal, unless the urine is "bubbling" as it comes out of the urethra. Pneumaturia may be a sign of a fistula or infection.
If the bubbles develop in the bowl when the urine hits the water, this may be normal. ...Read more

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Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

See below: Bubbles in urine or very frothy urine may be due to protein in urine, and possible kidney disease. Generally speaking there is no connection to a high red blood cell count in the blood. ...Read more

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Can bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

No: Related to force of urinary stream or possible proteinuria. Worth getting a urinalysis if you are now making lots of bubbles in urine & didn't before. ...Read more

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Sx: painful micturation, urine colored discharge, pimple like thing near urethra, bubbles in urine, additional: no sex for 1 yr. What could it be?

Sx: painful micturation, urine colored discharge, pimple like thing near urethra, bubbles in urine, additional: no sex for 1 yr. What could it be?

Urinary tract infect: Need to see a doc.
Urinalysis & c&s have to be done.
Appropriate antibiotics must be given.
To avoid uti, drink plenty of water.
Vit c 1000 mg twice daily x 2 weeks
cranberry juice & tabs will help. ...Read more

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What could cause bubbles in urine?

What could cause bubbles in urine?

Protein: Bubbles in the urine or "foamy" urine is always worrisome for the possibility of protein in the urine. If this occurs, the doctor can check a urinalysis for the presence of protein. If this is positive, further tests can be done to determine the amount of protein that is being leaked into the urine and what the cause of the protein in the urine is. ...Read more

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How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

Just not a good way: To tell if there is kidney disease. There might be more bubbles if there is protein in the urine, but the quality of the water in the toilet, other chemicals in the urine, strength of the stream, etc. OTher than bloody, you need the urinalysis to tell if urine is abnormal. ...Read more

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Currently have bubbles in urine. Just had "stmach flu. Labs were normal earlier this week. Reason for concern?

Currently have bubbles in urine. Just had "stmach flu. Labs were normal earlier this week. Reason for concern?

See how it goes: If it goes away on its own then probably nothing to worry about. If it persists, then further evaluation would probably be necessary. ...Read more

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My 4 year old sometimes has bubbles in urine! What causes that?

My 4 year old sometimes has bubbles in urine! What causes that?

Normal: Bubbles in urine or foamy urine is generally a normal occurrence either from forceful rapid urination after holding it for a while or urine mixing with cleaning agents in the toilet. If it's happening every time he goes to the bathroom you can get a urinalysis next time you are at his doctor's office. ...Read more

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Foam and bubbles in urine and frequent urination. Negative urine test for protein.?

Foam and bubbles in urine and frequent urination. Negative urine test for protein.?

? fistula: Usually, air in the urine, either as sputtering or foam and bubbles, indicates a connection between the bladder and an air containing viscus, like the colon or small bowel - a fistula. This would also lead to chronic urinary tract infection. See your doctor for a thorough history, exam, and urinalysis. Good luck. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more