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I need ask someone who knows about hashimoto's thyroiditis. How long does the disorder last?

I need ask someone who knows about hashimoto's thyroiditis. How long does the disorder last?

Lifetime: Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the thyroid. It rarely resolves spontaneously. The typical case causes enlargement (or goiter) early on, then as the destruction of the thyroid progresses the thyroid slowly shrinks until it is very small later in life. Most patients will require lifelong thyroid supplementation. Read more

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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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What to do if I have been diagnosed with thyroiditis. I am in the hyperthyroid stage. How long does it usually last?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with thyroiditis. I am in the hyperthyroid stage. How long does it usually last?

Usually 2-6 weeks: Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland, resulting in stored thyroid hormone (TH) leaking into the bloodstream faster than normal release of TH, so that TH levels are higher than normal. It can follow a viral infection or come after a pregnancy. There can be a hypothyroid phase later, but thyroiditis almost always resolves, leaving the thyroid working normally. 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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How much time does the hyperthyroid stage of thyroiditis last?

How much time does the hyperthyroid stage of thyroiditis last?

Thyroiditis symptoms: In classic subacute thyroiditis, the neck is tender, thyroid is inflammed, and the hyperthyroid phase is several weeks to 1 month. People often don't notice it. But other forms of thyroiditis (painless, hashimoto's) can last longer. See your endocrinologist. If the hyperthyroid phase is long, you may have "hashitoxicosis", which is an overlap with graves disease. Read more

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How long until hashimoto's thyroiditis is gone if you are taking meds properly?

How long until hashimoto's thyroiditis is gone if you are taking meds properly?

Thyroid destruction: Hashimoto's usually results in destruction of the thyroid tissue and dependence on thyroid hormone replacement life-long. Read more

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Can a person have post partum thyroiditis if they do not have a thyroid? How long after a levo increase does it take for a person to feel better?

Thyroid: Everyone has a thyroid gland unless has been surgically removed. Post partum thyroiditis indicates inflammation. Blood testing of thyroid hormone levels is important. It takes about 10 days to feel better after a change in dose of levothyroxine. Read more

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I've subacute thyroiditis, TSH is 5.5, everything else normal. I still have git problems (gastric emptying). How long it will take to recover.?

I've subacute thyroiditis, TSH is 5.5, everything else normal. I still have git problems (gastric emptying). How long it will take to recover.?

Sub Acute Thyroiditi: It is not uncommon for TSH levels to be slightly elevated (hypothyroid) in sub acute thyroiditis. The disorder usually runs its course in a few months and TSH levels return to normal. Intestinal problems can accompany thyroid disease, and eating the right foods during this period can help (see http://www.4shared. Com/file/b9z-sbq0/git_for_final_-_factors_affect. Html). It should lessen in a few mo. 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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I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. I have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think I am in the normal stage but wondered how long before I see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. My T3 and T4 are in "normal" range but my TSH is ve

I was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis. I have gone through the hyperthyroidism stage and now think I am in the normal stage but wondered how long before I see a change into the hypothyroidism stage. My T3 and T4 are in "normal" range but my TSH is ve

DeQuervain's?: This is a self-limited, common disease that generally self-cures and requires little or no treatment. I'm sorry you had to endure the unpleasantness of hyperthyroidism briefly; if your physician is agreeable, the best thing to do right now is let the thyroid regenerate itself under the gentle control of the extra tsh. Read more

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Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?

Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?

See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. Read more

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What is thyroiditis?

Inflamed thyroid: There are different types, with different degrees of inflammation, different courses and different treatments. Acute thyroiditis is often painful but goes away on its own, although patients sometimes need meds for the symptoms. Bacterial thyroiditis is uncommon but needs antibiotics. Chronic thyroiditis is painless and often leads to hypothyroidism. Read more

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What is thyroiditis like?

What is thyroiditis like?

Which Type?: There are different varieties of thyroiditis - some may present with only an enlarged thyroid (or not). The function of the gland may be either overactive, underactive, or normal. Usually not painful, but there are acute and subacute types which may cause discomfort. Read more

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How do you define thyroiditis?

How do you define thyroiditis?

ATA's definition: Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. Thyroiditis includes a group of individual disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation and, as a result, causes many different clinical presentations. (american thyroid association's definition). Read more

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What is transient thyroiditis?

Thyroiditis: "Transient thyroiditis" may refer to a version called "Hashimoto's disease", which is an inflammation of the thyroid. "Transient" applies to a situation that is not permanent, and usually short lived. Such may still need treatment, so see your healthcare provider for certainty. Read more

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What are the tests for thyroiditis?

Ultrasound: There are blood tests to rule out active infection, malfunctioning od thyroid gland, and ultrasound to assess the gland. Read more

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