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Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics? Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics?  Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

I have never seen it: There are infectious agents causing acute thyroiditis and antibiotics actually treat the thyroidistis/infection. Anything is possible and i suppose antibiotics can cause an unexpected reaction to induce thyroiditis, but it has never been reported with the two medicines you mentioned. If you have trouble with your thyroid, consult you pcp or an endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic itself does not do this. ...Read more

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How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. i am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Yes: See endocrinologist ASAP There are lots of complications if left untreated ...Read more

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more