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Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Joint Pain
My daugther both are expeiancing moderate joint pain in the last couple months. I have hashimoto's and high blood pressure but my kid is 13 healthy?
Joint pains: Could be several things. One would need blood tests and a proper history and physical from an experienced physician to answer specifically. ...Read more
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
I am 8 weeks pregnant , I have hashimotos, and experiencing major joint pain. I have lab work + ANA w/ + double stranded DNA .What am i looking at ?
See below: You need to see a rheumatologist to rule out lupus as these labs can be false positives on occasion. However if the labs are truly positive, then a rheumatologist will be working closely with your OB as sometimes lupus can get worse in pregnancy if you have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: To test for hypothyroidism, regardless of cause, the best test is a TSH level to determine if the pituitary is making high levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to try to get the thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Sometimes a thyroid hormone level is done as well. An antibody test (tpo antibody) can show if there are antibodies attacking the thyroid, as seen in hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more
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