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Cause Of Inflammation Of The Thyroid
Hi, I have had swallowing issues for months just diagnosed with thyroiditis and high thyroid antiboddies, can this cause that?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?
NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neck u/s done 4 globus sensation showed borderline enlarged thyroid, suggests underlying thyroiditis. Is it cause of globus? Is serious? Labs normal
Test results: An important part of tests (ultra-sound, etc) is understandable feedback and recommendations - incl "Don't worry". Ask about anything you'd worry about otherwise. Normal labs are good and suggest it's not serious but thyroiditis might call for check-ups from time to time. Ask. Best! ...Read more
Had 7mm thyroid nodule that went away in a month.Also found to have thyroiditis.Dr said thyroiditis can cause thyroid to look like it has a nodule?
Correct: Your doctor is right. Ultrasound picks up the most tiny of abberations, and a 7 mm nodule may well be of no consequence, or be part of the heterogeneity of hashimotos thyroiditis or scarring left over from subacute thyroiditis. A cancerous nodule would not "go away" so you don't need to worry. ...Read more
What could be the cause of deep tissue pain and radiating heat in neck, shooulders and face. I was recently diaagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis.
Thyroiditis can: Cause these symptoms, but is highly unlikely and most often painless. You need to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more
Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks
Mechanism: The thyroid has 2 months of thyroid hormones stored inside it. When it gets inflamed (thyroidtis), it can't hold on to the thyroid hormones and the hormones leak out into the blood stream. That's why you have high level at the beginning. Once all the hormone is leaked out, there is no hormones left and the body has to make the hormone again which is why you become low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person have post partum thyroiditis if they do not have a thyroid? How long after a levo increase does it take for a person to feel better?
I have hashimoto's thyroiditis with 2 nodules on my thyroid and had a sudden drop in vitamin d- what's going on?
No need for panic: Small thyroid nodules is frequently encountered in people with hashimotos. These nodules seem to be small and of no clinical significance unless size is greater than 1 CM and/or worrisome findings per radiologist. Drop in vitamin d is not related but is certainltly of importance and i'm glad you were screened for. Your sun exposure is likely inadequate and depending on levels you may need suppleme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had my baby&could see in the mirror that my thyroid looked big. I told dr but it went down soon after. Ultrasound showed 8mm nodule. Thyroiditis?
Throiditis: Is inflammation of the thyroid gland and yes with a swollen neck and a nodule you do have an inflammatory condition. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can be very helpful (in conjunction with your traditional care) so i would encourage you to find a practitioner in your area to help resolve the underlying condition that lead to this situation. ...Read more
Thyroid swelled 3 times in past month, but went away each time. Trouble swallowing each time. No other symptoms of thyroiditis. What could this be?
Thyroiditis: Thyroiditis is still the most likely cause. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Left side of the thyroid showed chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. mildly plethoric complexion - what does this mean?
I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to have a baby. What are the chances my baby will be born with a thyroid disorder?
Very low: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for low thyroid in the us. Although your baby would be at a higher risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease at some time in his/her life, it is very unlikely that there would be a problem at birth. You need to make sure that your thyroid levels are normal throughout pregnancy to optimize the growth and development of your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acute thyroiditis , all thyroid levels&blood tests are perfect.However I have some pain in my right and left sides und my ribs, is this related?
No: I am going to assume that your thyrioditis is de quervain's subacute granulomatous thyroiditis. This almost always goes away without causing much trouble. Rib pain's a different story, and if it is in the center of your chest, is crushing, prevents you from sleeping or doing the other things you enjoy, or takes your breath away, a phyiscian's office visit is in order. ...Read more
Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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