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Could hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: A common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Your thyroid has some element of inflammation, and you may have an enlarged thyroid. Because of this inflammation, nearby swollen lymph nodes are common. If an ultrasound of the thyroid is done, they can look at these lymph nodes to make sure there is nothing suspicious about them. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can hypothyroidism cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, not likely: This may be a coincidence; hypothyroidism doe snot do anything to the lymph nodes. Find some other reason for it. ...Read more

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Managing Hypothyroidism (Checklist)

Take thyroid pills: Same dosage, same medication, same time of day
1 Min, Daily, forever
Check your thyroid labs
Yearly
Tell your doctor if you get a different-looking thyroid pill
Once
Tell your doctor about changes in other medications
Once
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How quickly do lymph nodes enlarge w/nhl? Is it more rapid w/hashi's & hypothyroid? How quickly do swollen nodes return to normal size after infection

How quickly do lymph nodes enlarge w/nhl? Is it more rapid w/hashi's & hypothyroid? How quickly do swollen nodes return to normal size after infection

Lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes related to acute infection may last 1-2 weeks. If swollen lymph glands persists more than 3-4 weeks- needs to be evaluated further. In hashimoto's -symptoms of hypothyroidism usually would be the most common presentation- not so much presented with swollen lymph glands. Swollen lymph gland in nhl will depend on the agressiveness of the nhl. In agressive nhl, it can be rapid. ...Read more

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Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read more

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Managing Hypothyroidism (Checklist)

Check blood test for TSH and Free T4
2x a year
Also check TSH & free T4 2 months after new dose
once
Do not use Armour thyroid it is crude & inaccurate
once
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If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

I'd really like to know how to cure swollen lymph nodes?

Antibiotics: If this is not effective...May need to have doctor take a closer look including a biopsy of one of the nodes. ...Read more

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Managing Hypothyroidism (Checklist)

Exercise
once
Eat healthy
once
Take medicine in the am on an empty stomach
once
Take any vitamins several hours from thyroid med
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What should I do for swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...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

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