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Do doctors see a lot of patients with thyroiditis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with thyroiditis?

Depends on type: Hashimotos thyroiditis or chronic thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is very common. Acute thyroiditis is less common, often (but not always) painful, and temporarily increases thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Inflammation : Inflammation does not always cause pain, particularly when you're referring to the thyroid and hashimoto's. Some thyroiditis can be painful, but most is not or the symptoms are very minor and thought to be a cold, flu or sore throat. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with Subacute Thyroiditis, having a very hard time finding an endocrinologist that is available to take in new patients (insured)?

I've been diagnosed with Subacute Thyroiditis, having a very hard time finding an endocrinologist that is available to take in new patients (insured)?

Am surprised but: the best way would be to ask your PCP to contact the endocrinologist's office to get you an appointment. If you still can't find out, try an internist who may be able to help you. ...Read more

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What can be cause of solitary nodule in hashimoto thyroiditis patient?

What can be cause of solitary nodule in hashimoto thyroiditis patient?

Hashimoto's nodule: Hashimotos thyroiditis involves inflammation of the thyroid. Often there can be patches of inflammation, and inflammation then leads to scarring (fibrosis). This scarring creates the appearance of nodules. The likelihood of cancer in these nodules is very low, and frequently these "nodules" do not require biopsy. ...Read more

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I have hasimoto thyroiditis plus my doctor told me my blood count is low. But i'm so tired all the time. Should i be concerned?

I have hasimoto thyroiditis plus my doctor told me my blood count is low. But i'm so tired all the time. Should i be concerned?

Several causes: Hashimoto thyroiditis can cause hypothyroidism which can cause fatigue if not supplemented with appropriate amount of thyroid hormone.Anemia can cause tiredness as well. If anemia is present the cause of anemia should be determined for proper treatment. You should see physician for therapy and further evaluation of the fatigue. ...Read more

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Detected Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, possible cysts, Antibodies are at 197, doc says thyroid is it working but barely, but all other levels are normal?

Detected Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, possible cysts, Antibodies are at 197, doc says thyroid is it working but barely, but all other levels are normal?

Not the right test: You need to get the thyroid level measured to find out if the level is appropriate and a TSH level to find out how the body is assessing the situation. The antibody level points to the cause but not the function. ...Read more

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I was tested for thyroglob auto abs and it was at 43.2 iu/ml (thyroid perox ab at 13.9). Doctor says: hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is this absolute fact?

I was tested for thyroglob auto abs and it was at 43.2 iu/ml  (thyroid perox ab at 13.9). Doctor says: hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is this absolute fact?

Perhaps: Tg abs are less precise and can be seen in some other autoimmune diseases as well as hashimoto's and graves'. You can have clinical hashimotos and negative abs as well. ...Read more

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Have adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis and low t. Holistic doc has me on 25mg dhea. Now testosterone is high. Any thoughts or concerns?

Have adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis and low t. Holistic doc has me on 25mg dhea. Now testosterone is high. Any thoughts or concerns?

Complex Issue: It appears likely that the symptoms mentioned are very interconnected and the treatment (meds) are commonly used safely in combination. Optimal results will require a delicate hormonal balance that may that time to find - and then maintain. There is a informative site from a dr in nyc that might explain some issues. http://raphaelkellmanmd.com/hypothyroidism-low-thyroid-and-associated-conditions/. ...Read more

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Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related ?

Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related ?

Subacute thyroiditis: If your TSH is high and your other thyroid lab values (thyroid hormone levels) are normal, this means that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism has been shown to cause delayed gastric emptying. Hopefully as your thyroid lab values return to normal your gastric symptoms will normalize as well. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Two questions: 1) no hashimoto's thyroiditis is a auto- immune disease which does not cause immune suppression. 2) chronic use of steroids ( prednisone) can cause immune-suppression and can modify response to PPD ( TB test). ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto Thyroiditis, and Hypothyroidism. Would it be in my best interest to have a specialist along with my primary doctor?

 I have Hashimoto Thyroiditis, and Hypothyroidism. Would it be in my best interest to have a specialist along with my primary doctor?

YES: A Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST should evaluate you once year (if all is "going well")! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Only specialists: Most doctors do not see that many patients with sarcoma, only those doctors (surgeons and others) who specialize in the treatment of sarcomas. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Common in children: Croup is common in children 6 months to 6 years during spring and fall, usually caused by virus such as parainfluenza..Croup accounts for 15 percent of respiratory tract infections among children in pediatric practice. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Yes and no: Dizziness is an extremely common complaint, vertigo (the sensation of motion in the absence of motion) is a type of dizziness which is less common. In an average week, seeing between 120 and 150 patients 5 might have vertigo. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Quite a few: As the population ages doctors are seeing more and more patients with varying degrees of dementia. In some cases the dementia is due to a treatable medical condition. In others the progression of the dementia can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dry socket?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dry socket?

Dry socket: Severely damaged and injured eyes can lead to destruction of the tear mechanism and dryness of the socket. This can make wearing a prosthetic eye difficult and uncomfortable. You should consult with an oculoplastic surgeon if this is your problem as well as your ocularist who made the prosthetic eye. ...Read more

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