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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

Inflammation (Definition)

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


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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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I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test. What will be my req. Medication?

I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test.  What will be my req. Medication?

Thyroid: You likely will not require medication right now. Thyroid medication is just replacement for under activity or blockage for over activity. It cannot make inflammation disappear. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me the difference between thyroid nodules and an inflammed thyroid? My doctor said my thyroid was inflammed and he cannot feel nodules

Hi can you tell me the difference between thyroid nodules and an inflammed thyroid? My doctor said my thyroid was inflammed and he cannot feel nodules

Different: Inflammation is like a bruise, with swelling and infiltration of white blood cells. A nodule is a solid mass, which may be difficult to feel and need an ultrasound exam to discover.Episodes of inflammation can lead to the production of nodules. ...Read more

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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

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

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 more

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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

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more