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Chronic Thyroiditis With Transient Thyrotoxicosis
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
Autoimmune likely: Chronic thyroiditis usually refers to a chronic problem of the thyroid (also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, or hashimoto's thyroiditis) in which there is inflammation of the thyroid caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid (autoimmune). Many people become hypothyroid, but it can take time and initially present as an enlarged or nodular thyroid., with normal thyroid levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is chronic thyroiditis curable?
When yes, how?
May euthyrox therapy help, or it supplies just the deficiency of the hormon?
No.: Thyroid replacement is indicated only if the thyroiditis causes hypothyroidism. This may take years to develop and the thyroid antibody levels are markers for the disease, and poorly correlate with disease activity. The disease is mediated by t-lymphocytes, not the antibodies. You simply need a TSH and free-t3 drawn to make sure you are not hypothyroid! ...Read more
Hashimoto's thyroiditis since 1995. Had thyrotoxicosis several times. This time severe palpitations are there but tests normal. Tsh 0.98 & ft4, 1.55?
Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks
No: It can happen at any age.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/nodule for the past 2yrs. The episodes are more frequent and my b/p is ↑despite meds. Can removal fix this?
Probably not: High blood pressure is not usually related to chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto thyroiditis). Blood pressure elevation is usually seen in "hyper-thyroidism" not "hypo-thyroidism"; the latter is hashimoto thyroiditis. So, removing the nodule will probably not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more
Is it possible to have transient thyroiditis symptoms for 4 years? Can you go from one inflammatory stage to the next with hypothyroidism between?
Yes and No.: Yes you may have symptoms that look like thyroid symptoms. No they are not likely to be due to 4 years of thyroiditis and it certainly would not be called "transient" at that point. Thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid- may be caused by trauma / toxins/ infection or autoimmune disease. All of these processes resolve or progress within a four year span. ...Read more
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