inflammation of the thyroid

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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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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing

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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.
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What are the symptoms associated with inflammation of the thyroid?

Often none

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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
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

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

Thyroiditis

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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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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

I HAVE COLLOIDAL GOITER AND THERE IS SPORADIC INFLAMMATION OF MY THYROID GLAND. IS THERE ANY CURE FOR IT?

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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.
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Dr. Michael Ahdoot answered:

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?

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

how do u know if you have tonsilitis or inflammation of the thyroid gland? & how can you determine when to seek a doctors care.

Seek care

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If you have to ask these questions due to some symptoms, you need to see your doctor.
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Dr. Amy Deeken answered:

Blood work shows no inflammation, thyroid &iron levels fine, but i scar easily, nails weak digestive issues still there knee/legs/teeth still pain me?

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If celiac test is an option with your doctor. Many times Celiac disease does not present with typical symptoms but can cause some of these vague complaints.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, IBS, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, PCOS

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Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: Trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and Neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
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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?

Thyroid

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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.
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