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Doctor insights on: Can Lupus Cause Over Active Thyroid

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Not likely: Thyroid abnormalities after pregnancy are common; pancreatitis with pregnancy is uncommon, but not unheard of. Neither are necessarily related to lupus. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

Chikungunya: This and any infection can complicate pre-existing conditions. You should talk to an infectious disease doctor and let your doctor know. You may also need to see other specialist but start with ID doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?

I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?

Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and i cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more

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Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?

Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?

Rare adverse event: In few susceptible patients minocycline can trigger the immune system & cause "drug induced autoimmune disease". Minocycline remains a safe drug but you need to be ware of these very rare side effects. Best wishes ...Read more

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Random aches migrating around body (muscles/joints). Blood test cleared me of lupus, thyroid, Lyme etc. Doctors think anxiety. Is this a likely cause?

Random aches migrating around body (muscles/joints). Blood test cleared me of lupus, thyroid, Lyme etc. Doctors think anxiety. Is this a likely cause?

Yes: Anxiety can cause such vague pains, good that your doctors excluded organic causes, many times this old adage, that we all know but don't practice, works: "early to bed, early to rise, that's the key to be healthy, happy and wise", goodluck ...Read more

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Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

Association: All three are autoimmune disorders which mean that the body is attacking itself. Some organs affected may be glands as in thyroid disease and some could be skin or kidney as in lupus. ...Read more

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My ANA is 1:1280 is that not dangerously high? No lupus, found out my thyroid is producing those levels. Doc didn't give me anything. What's next?

My ANA is 1:1280 is that not dangerously high? No lupus, found out my thyroid is producing those levels. Doc didn't give me anything. What's next?

The level of: ANA elevation doesn't correlate with danger or risk. It could be due to the autoimmune disorder of thyroiditis. Check w/ your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Severe ongoing fatigue (sleep 18-20 hrs 2x's/wk)- thyroid, vit d, iron all ok. Possible start of lupus or mixed connective disease, any connection?

Unlikely: If fatigue is the only issue, it is very unlikely that it results from a connective tissue disorder. Have you seen a rheumatologist? I would consult one. It could be chronic fatigue syndrome or numerous other issues. ...Read more

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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

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How common is discoid lupus in low thyroid disorder?

How common is discoid lupus in low thyroid disorder?

Hard to say/unknown,: Discoid lupus just involves the skin, not the rest of the body. However, a person might have low thyroid in addition to this disorder, or they might have a full case of lupus with skin lesions. Lupus can present with fatigue and so thyroiditis might have to be considered and ruled out. So it is hard to say how often these two dieases are associated. ...Read more

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Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.

Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.

Need more info: If you mean the acth stimulation test, there are no adverse side effects. Don't know which type of acth stimulation you're referring to. ...Read more

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33yr female.2 daughters.Then 2 miscarriages.Blood tested for IgG,Lupus &Thyroid profile,all results within normal range.Is it safe to conceive again?

33yr female.2 daughters.Then 2 miscarriages.Blood tested for IgG,Lupus &Thyroid profile,all results within normal range.Is it safe to conceive again?

Conceive: Yes it is safe but a miscarriage may happen. The more you worry the more likely is a miscarriage. While waiting for a new baby enjoy your daughters as I am sure you do. ...Read more