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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. 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


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I have hashimoto thyroiditis.I want to know if gluten has some interaction on this disease because i have seen many american articles about this?

I have hashimoto thyroiditis.I want to know if gluten has some interaction on this disease because i have seen many american articles about this?

Explanation : So far no reliable scientific facts to connect Hashimoto thyroiditis with gluten - gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Something that may be confusing you that both condition have autoimmune component in their development. But NO relations between them. ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto thyroiditis be hereditary?

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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Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

Most PCPs and endo: Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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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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Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Meds.: It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be treated with thyroid hormones and if you are hyperthyroid than you will be treated with anti-thyroid drugs. ...Read more

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In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

Mechanism: The thyroid has 2 months of thyroid hormones stored inside it. When it gets inflamed (thyroidtis), it can't hold on to the thyroid hormones and the hormones leak out into the blood stream. That's why you have high level at the beginning. Once all the hormone is leaked out, there is no hormones left and the body has to make the hormone again which is why you become low. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

In a way: Lupus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases. Often the presence of one autoimmune disease makes a second one more likely to occur. These two conditions are treated separately. ...Read more

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If you have hashimoto thyroiditis will it mess with the results of a fna or blood work?

If you have hashimoto thyroiditis will it mess with the results of a fna or blood work?

Unlikely: I am not sure what you mean by mess with the results, but hashimoto's is the most common cause for hypothyroidism in the us. It will not affect test results, other than thyroid levels (low thyroid). Fna can show some abnormalities, such as lymphocytes, hurthle cells, sometimes some atypia, but most of the time, one can tell malignancy when present. ...Read more

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How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis.. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.

How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis.. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.

Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) are more likely to make antibodies to other things inappropriately (mast cell receptors which can be a cause for urticaria). Most chronic urticarias last 2 weeks to 2 months, but 10-20% can last more than 2 years. ...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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What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune: For reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a very low grade inflammation which over time can disrupt thyroid function. ...Read more

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Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. ...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've been put on 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for hashimoto thyroiditis. How long before i see any results ?

Recheck: It is customary to recheck your thyroid levels within 2 to 4 weeks of starting treatment to guide you. Starting with a low dose and working upwards is the proper treatment but symptoms may not improve until you reach therapeutic doses which often are higher than 50mcg. ...Read more

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Please share the risks for rejections of dermal fillers by a person with hashimoto thyroiditis and dermal fillers?

Please share the risks for rejections of dermal fillers by a person with hashimoto thyroiditis and dermal fillers?

Ask Rheumatologist: An occasional patient or two have reported exacerbation of autoimmune disease symptoms weeks/months following collagen injection. Difficult to state definitively but patients suffering from these conditions should proceed only after discussing with their rheumatologists and getting their ok. ...Read more

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What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

Exercise: Exercise regularly (both aerobic and strength) will help you burn off fat. Of course one must control the diet intake especially re to carb. If your thyroid replacement dose is appropriate, your weight gain has nothing to do with the thyroid. It is also not just how "healthy" but how much you ear compared to the energy expended. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Definition)

An autoimmune condition in which the immune system makes antibodies ...Read more


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Graves' Disease (Definition)

An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland ...Read more