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Hashimotos &on synthroid (thyroxine).Still feel pressure in throat from goiter.Us said no nodules but reactive lymph nodes.Can you have thyroid removed for goiter?

Hashimotos &on synthroid (thyroxine).Still feel pressure in throat from goiter.Us said no nodules but reactive lymph nodes.Can you have thyroid removed for goiter?

Hushimotoes thyroid: Size usually goes down with thyroid supplement but check with your dr for the glands. If you have trouble swallowing you have pressure symptoms. See your dr. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

Lab test: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein is a routine test on fluid obtained from a spinal tap, performed under suspicion that disease or infection of the central nervous system may be present. The results are interpreted with other findings for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more

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I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back, CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back,  CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

Probably OK: That's a barely abnormal protein level. If it's the only abnormal finding in your CSF, probably everything is OK. But double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

CSF protein: Any inflammation or infection can do this to some degree and the protein tends to increase with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

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What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

CSF protein: An elevated CSF protein cannot be taken out of context without knowing the cell count and glucose. Overall, the CSF protein does increase somewhat with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

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Does Guillain-Barre show up on somatosensory evoked potentials? Also - Is it Possible for one to have GBS with normal CSF protein and normal NCV/EMG?

Does Guillain-Barre show up on somatosensory evoked potentials? Also - Is it Possible for one to have GBS with normal CSF protein and normal NCV/EMG?

Unlikely: GBS causes ascending paralysis, usually due to inflammation of nerve roots. It is mostly a clinical diagnosis. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/basics/symptoms/CON-20025832 ...Read more

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Clear CSF , protein and glucose within normal range, could they still find anything wrong?

CSF: Many things can be checked in the csf. This will vary on the reason why the test is ordered in the first place.. Oligoclonal bands and immunoglobulin synthesis rate may be checked in ms; viral and fungal cultures, lyme's titers for suspected infections; cell count, cytology and flow cytometry useful in many other disorders. Also, clear refers to transparency, color should be colorless. ...Read more

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Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reason to worry. Other CSF components are important as well. Check with your physician to see if there is any reasons to worry. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are hashimoto's disease and multinodular goiter linked together?

I'm wondering are hashimoto's disease and multinodular goiter linked together?

They Can Be!: Whenever the thyroid is under an autoimmune attack, the possibility of developing a multinodular goiter is significantly increased. Whether the goiter and nodules are from Hashimoto's or not, they need to be addressed and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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I've Hashimoto's thyroiditis and low lymphocytes for 2 years. My levels are very stable and I've never had a goiter. How can I increase lymphocytes?

I've Hashimoto's thyroiditis and low lymphocytes for 2 years. My levels are very stable and I've never had a goiter. How can I increase  lymphocytes?

Low lymphocytes may: not be related to Hashimoto's, and may not need any treatment. If the lymphocytes are less than 1000/mcL then you may want to check T and B cell subsets. HIV should be checked if the CD4 T-cell count is very low. If not, and there are no recurrent infections, there is no need for treatment. Vitamin stores are full of supplements which claim to boost the immune system, but are mostly bogus. ...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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Can i have high TPO >400 but not have hashimotos? I have all the symptoms of it but my tsh is normal as of right now + goiter, Tpo 1300 last week

Hashimotos diagnosis: is made by a biopsy that shows immune-mediated thyroid destruction. The presence of high TPO>200 is seen in >95% of cases of Hashimoto's. Anyone with high TPO antibody is at high risk for Hashimoto's and should be followed very closely. TSH, FT4 and FT3 levels determine thyroid function and treatment might not be needed if normal, but goiters always need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What tests should run to check for Hypo (Hashimoto)? Have symtoms with goiter. TSHwas 3.87, 1.3, now 3.33. feel terrible. HR drops to 50 feel worse.

What tests should run to check for Hypo (Hashimoto)? Have symtoms with goiter. TSHwas 3.87, 1.3, now 3.33. feel terrible.  HR drops to 50 feel worse.

Menopause?: Your thyroid tests seem normal. You may be entering menopause and the symptoms may be related to that. Do some light exercise and gradually increase the rigor. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist for an evaluation and may be hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter(positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?

Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter(positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?

10---15 days: You have autoimmune hypothyroidism and need to to be seen by an endocrinologist , who want to be sure cold or hot nodules and act accordingly and adjust synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Sick, extreme fatigue, high platelet, potassium, severe anemia, low tsh, low acth 3.Goiter on thyroid.Hashimotos is in question&addison's.Whats wrong w/me?

Sick, extreme fatigue, high platelet, potassium, severe anemia, low tsh, low acth 3.Goiter on thyroid.Hashimotos is in question&addison's.Whats wrong w/me?

Big picture: Cannot diagnose you in one paragraph. I would have to do a major work up. But possiblities include an infection such as lyme, toxicity of some kind including heavy metals, micronutrient deficiencies, etc. There is likely more than one thing going on. See a good endocrinologist if you have not done so yet. ...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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My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hashimoto disease, with 2 solid nodules each side(13mm), should we do the biopsy to check for cancer?

My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hashimoto disease, with 2 solid nodules each side(13mm), should we do the biopsy to check for cancer?

Probably: 1.3 cm is big enough to biopsy depending on the appearance of the nodules. At the very least, she will need to have these nodules followed yearly to make sure there is no changes in the size of the nodules. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Csf Protein (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein is a routine test on fluid obtained from a spinal tap, performed under suspicion that disease or infection of the central nervous system may be present. The results are interpreted with other ...Read more


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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more