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Can A Person Have Hashimotos And Thyroiditis
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Can Hashimoto's Thyroiditis lead to Thyroid cancer and is it a high risk for people with Hypothyroidism?
Yes: Let your physician know at once if you develop a lump ...Read more
Can someone with hypothyroidism who hasn't taken their Synthroid (thyroxine) in a week due to a stomach virus have a mildly swollen thyroid?
Yes: When you don't have thyroid medicine, your pituitary doesn't get the feedback shutdown message the hormone normally gives it, and it tries to prod the thyroid along. This is why those who are hypothyroid get a goiter. A week is not that long, usually takes a bit longer, but if control was a little off beforehand, a week could very well do it. ...Read more
What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.
Yes: It may not occur at the same time;but you can have both diseases in your life at different time. ...Read more
Is it possible to have symptoms of hypothyroidism with a TSH level of 6.1? I have a family history of both hypo and hyperthyroidism/graves disease.
By definition : By definition someone who has anti-thyroid antibodies carries a diagnosis of hashimoto's thyroiditis. That doesn't mean that thyroid function is always affected. However, in patients with high anti-thyroid antibodies we monitor thyroid function with blood work as the risk for developing thyroid dysfunction is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Although it is probably best to get the hyperthyroidism treated first. Different treatment options can affect the timing of pregnancy. With surgery, once the thyroid labs are normal, it would be safe. With radioactive iodine, standard advice is to wait 6-12 months. With thyroid blocking tablets, it is best to wait 1 year after finishing the course of treatment (total 1-2.5 years). ...Read more
Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more
Can a person have bipolar disorder along with autoimmune hypothyroidism? Symptoms of both can be distinguished?
How likely is it that someone could be diagnosed with Hashimoto but actually have graves? Can you have both? How to calm thyroid BP and HR spikes?
Thyroid biopsies: can be "confusing" since Graves and Hashimotos have similar appearances at certain stages..it's also a fact that there is a period early on in cases of Hashimoto's when HYPERTHYROIDISM occurs! The major clue is the presence of EXOPTHALMOS (bulging eyes) which is ONLY seen in Graves Disease! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Unlikely: I am not sure what you mean by mess with the results, but hashimoto's is the most common cause for hypothyroidism in the us. It will not affect test results, other than thyroid levels (low thyroid). Fna can show some abnormalities, such as lymphocytes, hurthle cells, sometimes some atypia, but most of the time, one can tell malignancy when present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have hyperthyroid/graves, after a lobectomy is my thyroid function likely to change to hypothyroid or remission? Or won't make a difference?
Can change: To hypothyroid. Your doctor should periodically monitor your thyroid with blood work. ...Read more
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