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Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: Sub acute simply refers to the time frame of when symptoms started. Acute usually means within a short period of time, chronic means a much longer time period, and sub acute is typically in between. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

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


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Can someone with hypothyroidism who hasn't taken their Synthroid (thyroxine) in a week due to a stomach virus have a mildly swollen thyroid?

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

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What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

No relationship : There's no direct relationship between gastroparesis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Some patients with autoimmune thyroid disease have diabetes mellitus which can be a cause of gastroparesis. Synthroid should have no direct effect on causing symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How can you have both graves and hashimoto's disease?

Yes: It may not occur at the same time;but you can have both diseases in your life at different time. ...Read more

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Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

Can someone have high thyroid antibodies results and not have hashimoto's or any other "illness"?

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 more

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Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

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

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

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

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Can a person who has anemia also have hiv?

Can a person who has anemia also have hiv?

Yes: There are many causes of anemia that have nothing to do with hiv. A person with HIV could also have anemia that has nothing to do with their HIV infection. However, HIV infection can cause anemia through a variety of mechanisms. ...Read more

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Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early phase of the disorder. You should see an endocrinologist for any change in thyroid size. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have sub clinical hyperthyroidism. Will a partial thyroidectomy cure my symptoms and disease?

Probably not: Removing part of the thyroid is a bit extreme and also may not even help as the hyper functioning part of the gland may not be removed. ...Read more

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If you have hashimoto thyroiditis will it mess with the results of a fna or blood work?

If you have hashimoto thyroiditis will it mess with the results of a fna or blood work?

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 more

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What diseases or disorders or conditions could I have that would cause me to have hashimotos type symptoms but false ANA and thyroid blood results?

See details: The obvious answer is hashimoto's. The ANA is often positive in this disorder. Hashimoto's is also associated with other autoimmune disease such as RA or lupus. If concerned, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more