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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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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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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