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I have a TSH of 2.1 a clean ultrasound weight loss anxiety and insomnia with a left bulging eyeball, maternal grandma had hashimotos, any hints?

I have a TSH of 2.1 a clean ultrasound weight loss anxiety and insomnia with a left bulging eyeball, maternal grandma had hashimotos, any hints?

Could see endorinolo: You could see an endocrinologist. There is long acting thyoid stimulating syndrome (LATS) associated with bulging eyes but it takes sophiticated testing. This may not be related to the thyroid at all. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side  xray showed  calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve(s) that travel with the rib(s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...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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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 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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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 be come regular after correction of thyroid function c ...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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more