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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Overview)

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 hypo or normal thyroid.


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Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Inflammation: Inflammation does not always cause pain, particularly when you're referring to the thyroid and hashimoto's. Some thyroiditis can be painful, but most is not or the symptoms are very minor and thought to be a cold, flu or sore throat. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
1,039 Doctors shared insights

Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Overview)

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 hypo or normal thyroid.


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Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related?

Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related?

Subacute thyroiditis: If your TSH is high and your other thyroid lab values (thyroid hormone levels) are normal, this means that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism has been shown to cause delayed gastric emptying. Hopefully as your thyroid lab values return to normal your gastric symptoms will normalize as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with inflammation of the thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with inflammation of the thyroid?

Often none: With the most common inflammation of the thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis-ht) the inflammation is chronic and bland, so there are no direct symptoms. Sometimes the thyroid can become enlarged and that can be felt by the patient. Subacute thyroiditis is an acute severe inflammation of the thyroid and patients can be very uncomfortable with severe neck pain and general flu-like symptom. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I have acute thyroiditis, all thyroid levels&blood tests are perfect. However I have some pain in my right and left sides und my ribs, is this related?

I have acute thyroiditis, all thyroid levels&blood tests are perfect. However I have some pain in my right and left sides und my ribs, is this related?

No: I am going to assume that your thyrioditis is de Quervain's subacute granulomatous thyroiditis. This almost always goes away without causing much trouble. Rib pain's a different story, and if it is in the center of your chest, is crushing, prevents you from sleeping or doing the other things you enjoy, or takes your breath away, a phyiscian's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

Biopsy: If you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, then your thyroglobulin antibodies are elevated making it harder to use thyroglobulin to monitor for thyroid cancer recurrent. With a new growth, you will need a biopsy to make sure the cancer is not coming back. At this point, you should have an endocrinologist, a surgeon and possibly a radiation oncologist on your team. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing: Autoimmune thyroiditis doesn't require treatment unless the thyroid is either over or under active. Acute thyroiditis which can cause fever and be painful because of bacterial infection is treated. It is uncommon, however. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis are routinely monitored to follow thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will predinsone get rid of inflammation of inner ear?

Will predinsone get rid of inflammation of inner ear?

Possibly: Depends on the cause of the inflammation. Prednisone is a strong anti inflammatory, but won't treat an infection alone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with inflammation of the thyroid?

Often none: With the most common inflammation of the thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis-ht) the inflammation is chronic and bland, so there are no direct symptoms. Sometimes the thyroid can become enlarged and that can be felt by the patient. Subacute thyroiditis is an acute severe inflammation of the thyroid and patients can be very uncomfortable with severe neck pain and general flu-like symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the thyroid?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the thyroid?

Thyroiditis: 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 hypo or normal thyroid. ...Read more

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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing: Autoimmune thyroiditis doesn't require treatment unless the thyroid is either over or under active. Acute thyroiditis which can cause fever and be painful because of bacterial infection is treated. It is uncommon, however. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis are routinely monitored to follow thyroid function. ...Read more

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I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

Some treatments...: Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used in iodine deficiency. Hormone replacement decreases TSH and lets the thyroid recover. A large goiter that is not improving medical treatment or restricts swallowing/breathing may need partial or complete removal of the gland. If the goiter is making too much thyroid hormone, treatment with radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid meds, or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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The doc said I had inflammation of the thyroid gland and that we will keep an eye on it. What causes this? Is it normal?

The doc said I had inflammation of the thyroid gland and that we will keep an eye on it. What causes this? Is it normal?

Eye exam: There are a number of causes of thyroid inflammation. You should follow closely with your primary doctor/endocrinologist. In addition, you should see an ophthalmologist for baseline evaluation because thyroid conditions may affect the eyes in some individuals. ...Read more

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If I have a thyroglobulin antibody level of 101 and all my other hormones are OK does it mean inflammation of the thyroid?

If I have a thyroglobulin antibody level of 101 and all my other hormones are OK does it mean inflammation of the thyroid?

Perhaps: There may be minor inflammation in the thyroid which may not be clinically significant. It does say that you are at a higher risk to develop a thyroid problem which needs be monitored periodically especially if you have developed symptoms compatible with either an overactive or underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How do I get the inflammation down in my thyroid? No goiters. Taking 260 mg of nature throid.

How do I get the inflammation down in my thyroid? No goiters. Taking 260 mg of nature throid.

Diagnosis: Were you diagnosed by GP or Endocrinologist? If so, did the prescribe a course of effective treatment? If not, make an appointment now. If the homeopathic you are taking is not working, why do you continue to take it? ...Read more

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I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test. What will be my req. Medication?

I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test. What will be my req. Medication?

Thyroid: You likely will not require medication right now. Thyroid medication is just replacement for under activity or blockage for over activity. It cannot make inflammation disappear. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more