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What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

Increased likelihood: Yes, likelihood of thyroid CA is increased with chronic thyroid disease like yours. It does not mean though that you already have or definitively will have CA, but you MAY develop it. You must be monitored to have a chance to catch CA early. At this time the only advise I give is to be consistent with your treatments and follow ups as it is recommended by your treating MD. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

A little: Is an association between hashimotos and thyroid lymphoma. If you had thyroidectomy, for other reasons, you don't need to worry about developing that. If not, intermittent neck ultrasounds can be a useful screening test. ...Read more

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Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism. If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?

Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism.
If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?

No autoimmune: so your multi nodular is is under production of Thyroxine no on immune basis , must see an endocrinologist to follow nodular goiter is it is cold or hot by Biopsy and follow as appropriate and tsp levels and t3, (liothyronine)t4 ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Auto ImmuneCondition: Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland.Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune response.It was first described by HakaruHashimoto. It is seven time more common in women It is diagnosed by detecting elevated levels of anti thyroidPeroxidaseAntibodies,It causes Hypothyroidism and is treated with Thyroid Hormones like levothyroxine&other ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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What is the condition hashimoto thyroiditis?

What is the condition hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism. ...Read more

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Can a hashimoto thyroid goiter be shrunk with diet?

Can a hashimoto thyroid goiter be shrunk with diet?

No effect of diet: Unfortunately, it is an autoimmune disease, controlled by antibodies to the thyroid, and diet will not help. If you are hypothyroid, you may benefit from levothyroxine. But it is hard to get that inflamed thyroid to shrink. ...Read more

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Have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is it permanent?

Have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is it permanent?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the goiter and treatment choice you made to treat the graves' disease. If you choose radioactive iodine, the goiter will shrink but will not go away completely. If you choose anti-thyroid drug, the goiter might shrink even slower. Surgery will obviously take care of the whole thing. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Graves disease (tsi 378) with anti-TPO 59 and tgab 514. Will this eventually lead to hashimoto's?

Graves disease (tsi 378) with anti-TPO 59 and tgab 514. Will this eventually lead to hashimoto's?

No: They are two different disease conditions but your chance of first having first an overactive thyroid followed by an under-active thyroid is highly likely. However it would not be from hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read more

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I have high tpo, high thyroglobulin and in range TSH and T4 hashi s or graves ?

I have high tpo, high thyroglobulin and in range TSH and T4 hashi s or graves ?

Subclinical : The positive TPO suggests autoimmune thyroid disease, but the normal TSH and FT4 suggests that it is not affecting you. Abnormal TSH/FT4 could occur in future, but it could be far into future. A positive TPO is typical of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but is also seen with Graves. Patients with Graves often have a positive TRAB (thyroid receptor antibody). Thyroglobulin is not helpful. ...Read more

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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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Can Hashimoto thyroiditis be hereditary?

Likely: There is generally thought to be a genetic hereditary component to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, there are likely other causes to include a hormonal component, exposure to radiation, and iodine intake. ...Read more

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How common is it to have lupus Rheumatoid arthritis and hasimoto thyroiditis?

How common is it to have lupus Rheumatoid arthritis and hasimoto thyroiditis?

Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100,000. http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more

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Have hashimotos thyroid always bit swollen. Is thyroid pain common with hashis I have periods of flare ups like that. US-heterogenous thyroid. biopsy?

Not unusual: Pain with thyroiditis is not common but not unusual. Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that benefits from a holistic approach. A gluten-free diet is among the essential components for healing. See https://draxe.com/hashimotos-disease/ and http://tinyurl.com/h8hcraw and the book The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers MD. It would be ideal to work with a holistic/integrative doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a  thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

Biopsy: If you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, then your thyroglobulin antibodies are elevated making it harder to use thyroglobulin to monitor for thyroid cancer recurrent. With a new growth, you will need a biopsy to make sure the cancer is not coming back. At this point, you should have an endocrinologist, a surgeon and possibly a radiation oncologist on your team. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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