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I have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, my anti-TPO is 822, TSH is 0.8 on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Why do I still suffer from night sweats and leg edema?

I have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, my anti-TPO is 822, TSH is 0.8 on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Why do I still suffer from night sweats and leg edema?

Probably not thyroid: Looks like your hypothyroidism is being properly treated. The anti-TPO antibodies will stay high for a long time. I don't see how your symptoms are related to the thyroid. Suggest discussing this with your doctor. ...Read more

Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland. It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland. Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes can be related to your thyroid or it could be caused by something else.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause acne?

Can hashimoto's disease cause acne?

No: It is from your hormones other than thyroid. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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Can Hashimotos disease cause low potassium?

Can Hashimotos disease cause low potassium?

No: Look for some other cause if your potassium is more than very slightly below reference range ...Read more

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What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.

No relationship: There's no direct relationship between gastroparesis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Some patients with autoimmune thyroid disease have diabetes mellitus which can be a cause of gastroparesis. Synthroid should have no direct effect on causing symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Separate diseases: There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases. Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Can hashimotos disease cause swollen hands?

Doubtful: If someone has very low levels of thyroid hormone due to the Hashimoto's thyroiditis, leg swelling can result. I'm not aware of it affecting the hands. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

Possible: Thyroid dysfunction can cause menstrual irregularities, but other causes should be ruled out too if periods don't become regular after correction of thyroid function c ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's Disease should I get a sonogram every year? How can I help the swelling go down. Question

I have Hashimoto's Disease should I get a sonogram every year? How can I help the swelling go down. Question

Hashimotos: You do not need an ultrasound every year. Treatment with thyroid medicine and yearly labs and exam are standard of care. ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto's disease cause kidney peoblems? For the last couple of months now I've been presenting foamy urine and pain in both kidneys.

Can Hashimoto's disease cause kidney peoblems? For the last couple of months now I've been presenting foamy urine and pain in both kidneys.

No.: There is no association between Hashimoto's disease and kidney disease directly, however Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition and you need to be checked for other autoimmune conditions (type 1 diabetes, lupus, etc). Make sure to get a urinalysis and see a doctor to rule out variety of kidney conditions. ...Read more

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What diseases or disorders or conditions could I have that would cause me to have hashimotos type symptoms but false ANA and thyroid blood results?

What diseases or disorders or conditions could I have that would cause me to have hashimotos type symptoms but false ANA and thyroid blood results?

See details: The obvious answer is hashimoto's. The ANA is often positive in this disorder. Hashimoto's is also associated with other autoimmune disease such as RA or lupus. If concerned, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early phase of the disorder. You should see an endocrinologist for any change in thyroid size. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Yes: hair loss is a typical result of active hashimoto thyroiditis. It occurs as a result of antibody targeting the hair follicle and targeting it for destruction by other immune cells ...Read more

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Hi I have hashimoto disease. Will this cause a low B12 level or a high white blood count?

No: Hashimotos will not directly lower your B12 level or elevate your white count. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

Not related to thyro: Thi is not related to the Hashimotos. There can be a variety of reasons for this lymph node swelling. It could be a local infection or other reasons. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease. I also have sterile pyuria, and am positive for ANA and CRP readings. Could these readings be caused by leukemia?

I have hashimoto's disease. I also have sterile pyuria, and am positive for ANA and CRP readings. Could these readings be caused by leukemia?

No: Sterile pyuria can be caused by infection- especially fungal and tb; systemic inflammation-like autoimmune disease, sarcoid; drug related, stones, malignancy etc. No the increase of ANA and CRP are not equal to leukemia. I am more concerned of chronic inflammation/infection and autoimmune condition- especially that you also have autoimmune disease on your thyroid gland/hashimoto's. ...Read more

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1cm nodule on inhomogeneous thyroid. Severe pain, swelling, and tingling in both wrists. Possible Hashimoto's disease symptoms?

Unlikely: The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are those of gradual failure of the thyroid gland and clinical hypothyroidism. I don't know what "inhomogenous" means. What did the history, physical exam of the thyroid, serum TSH, and serology reveal? A sub-cm nodule is only biopsied if there are concerning radiographic qualities. Was scintigraphy or ultrasound done? ...Read more

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I have high copper and liver enzymes. I'm on the pill, and have hashimoto's disease. What could cause my copper levels and liver enzymes to be high?

I have high copper and liver enzymes. I'm on the pill, and have hashimoto's disease. What could cause my copper levels and liver enzymes to be high?

Ceruloplasmin: The oral contraceptive pill itself raises serum ceruloplasmin and thus copper. In the 1970's we used to be able to tell blood from women on "the pill" because of the copper-blue tinge to the pasma. Your liver enzymes -- I can't address it. ...Read more

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I'm 35, male, 6'0", 160. I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for Hashimoto's disease (112mcg) and Amitriptyline (10mg). BP reading was 128/66. Cause for concern?

I'm 35, male, 6'0", 160. I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for Hashimoto's disease (112mcg) and Amitriptyline (10mg). BP reading was 128/66. Cause for concern?

What's not right?: In the information you present what is that concerns you? BP is fine as an isolated number. Numbers mean very little unless they are interpreted in the context of how the patient feels. If you are fit as a fiddle then, I see no issue. If there are unusual symptoms then, that could be different. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more

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Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is normal, then there should be no problem with your immune system. Even if the thyroid function were low, the immune function is not usually impaired. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and I have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and I have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

Need dose adjustment: Sounds like you are still suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism despite taking thyroid replacement. You need to check your thyroid function tests and increase the doses of the supplements if thyroid levels in your blood remain low. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more