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Doctor insights on: Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Enlarged Lymph Nodes With Neoplasm

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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


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Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned w/swollen lymph nodes at elbow and side of neck? Have hashimoto and extremely fatigued. + to epstein barr in past.

Should i be concerned w/swollen lymph nodes at elbow and side of neck?  Have hashimoto and extremely fatigued. + to epstein barr in past.

Maybe: I would definitely see a doctor to find out if they think these lymph nodes are increasing in size or could be infected. ...Read more

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Have a calcified left hilar lymph nodes in ct, no history of histoplasmosis etc. negative tb. Have hemopstasys and chest pains have hashimoto. Cancer?

Have a calcified left hilar lymph nodes in ct, no history of histoplasmosis etc. negative tb. Have hemopstasys and chest pains have hashimoto. Cancer?

Several possibilities: Hi. There are several possibilities including cancer, infections, and granulomas. What did the doctor who ordered the CT advise? Do you smoke??? One can always hope you haven't made that mistake with your life and health. Good luck! ...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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Natural cure for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and enlarged thyroid (that chokes me when lying down, or eating?

Natural cure for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and enlarged thyroid (that chokes me when lying down, or eating?

No "natural" cure: See an Endocrinologist! Usually taking thyroid hormone will start to "shrink" you gland by "resting" the stimulation from the pituitary (TSH) stimulation hormone. Also when Hashimoto's is present along with other "auto-immune" issues an anti-immune medication may help as well. Seek (an expert) and ye shall "Reap" get an solution! ...Read more

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Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultrasound. There are other factors as well, and best discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well ? And how can we avoid having it ?

What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well ? And how can we avoid having it ?

See details: You cannot avoid it. It is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland that usually causes an underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism). It is often associated with other autoimmune diseases such as ra. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hashimoto's thyroiditis and ords thyroiditis?

How can you tell the difference between hashimoto's thyroiditis and ords thyroiditis?

Semantics: Autoimmune thyroiditis involves an immune reaction to the thyroid, which can either slowly destroy it (atrophy and hypothyroidism) or the gland can get inflamed, large, and eventually hypothyroid. Some people call the former "ord's", and the latter "hashimotos", but the term "ord's" is not used by most endocrinologists, who simplye regard all of this as hashimoto's with different presentations. ...Read more

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Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: Sub acute simply refers to the time frame of when symptoms started. Acute usually means within a short period of time, chronic means a much longer time period, and sub acute is typically in between. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and i cannot lose weight. I have tried everything. Any ideas?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and i cannot lose weight. I have tried everything. Any ideas?

Thyroid function?: Most people with hashimoto's will end up with low thyroid function. Assuming that you have this under control with thyroid pills, the problem is no different from any other person with a weight issue. You will need to get on a regular exercise program ( 3 or more times a weeko which includes some weight training. Eating less fat and carb would help also. ...Read more

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Can unexplained fatigue be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis?

It can be: Yes it can be a symptom of hashimoto thyroiditis. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

May occur: If you are on the appropriate thyroid replacement and still tired look for other causes of your fatigue. ...Read more

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Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems. Are they related?

Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems.  Are they related?

Related : Untreated hypothyroidism, which can be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis, can cause hair loss. This should improve once the thyroid hormone levels have been back to normal, but it won't be immediate because hair growth is a slow process. ...Read more

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I'm a vegan, and I have hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis? Is there any relationship?

I'm a vegan, and I have hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis?  Is there any relationship?

No: It is one many autoimmune diseases and has not had an association with diet documented in the literature. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more