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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

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


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In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

Mechanism: The thyroid has 2 months of thyroid hormones stored inside it. When it gets inflamed (thyroidtis), it can't hold on to the thyroid hormones and the hormones leak out into the blood stream. That's why you have high level at the beginning. Once all the hormone is leaked out, there is no hormones left and the body has to make the hormone again which is why you become low. ...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?

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 have hashimoto's thyroiditis with 2 nodules on my thyroid and had a sudden drop in vitamin d- what's going on?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis with 2 nodules on my thyroid and had a sudden drop in vitamin d- what's going on?

No need for panic: Small thyroid nodules is frequently encountered in people with hashimotos. These nodules seem to be small and of no clinical significance unless size is greater than 1 CM and/or worrisome findings per radiologist. Drop in vitamin d is not related but is certainltly of importance and I'm glad you were screened for. Your sun exposure is likely inadequate and depending on levels you may need suppleme. ...Read more

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Had my baby&could see in the mirror that my thyroid looked big. I told dr but it went down soon after. Ultrasound showed 8mm nodule. Thyroiditis?

Had my baby&could see in the mirror that my thyroid looked big. I told dr but it went down soon after. Ultrasound showed 8mm nodule. Thyroiditis?

Throiditis: Is inflammation of the thyroid gland and yes with a swollen neck and a nodule you do have an inflammatory condition. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can be very helpful (in conjunction with your traditional care) so I would encourage you to find a practitioner in your area to help resolve the underlying condition that lead to this situation. ...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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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to have a baby. What are the chances my baby will be born with a thyroid disorder?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to have a baby. What are the chances my baby will be born with a thyroid disorder?

Very low: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for low thyroid in the us. Although your baby would be at a higher risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease at some time in his/her life, it is very unlikely that there would be a problem at birth. You need to make sure that your thyroid levels are normal throughout pregnancy to optimize the growth and development of your baby. ...Read more

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I've subacute thyroiditis, but only one side of thyroid got inflamed, every thing ormal esr, crp. Except TSH was 10.2 now got back to 7.3.Possible?

I've subacute thyroiditis, but only one side of thyroid got inflamed, every thing ormal esr, crp. Except TSH was 10.2 now got back to 7.3.Possible?

Possible and: It is still abnormally elevated. You need thyroid replacement treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I do not have a thyroid. Could I still get post partum thyroiditis? 106 lbs, no thyroid, tsh-20.76 (med inc to 125 mcg 5 days ago), 10 mo post partum

I do not have a thyroid. Could I still get post partum thyroiditis? 106 lbs, no thyroid, tsh-20.76 (med inc to 125 mcg 5 days ago), 10 mo post partum

Thyroiditis: If your thyroid was surgically removed, you will have a high thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level all the time. TSH is a feedback hormone, so it goes UP when you do not have enough active thyroid hormone in your body. Pregnancy alters thyroid status, so it is common to have changing thyroid replacement needs around the time of pregnancy. But this is not from thyroid inflammation anymore. ...Read more

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Had u/s of thyroid, showed Thyroiditis, enlarged cervical lymph nodes, thyroid labs are normal, I already take synthroid, now pth 119, related?

Had u/s of thyroid, showed Thyroiditis, enlarged cervical lymph nodes, thyroid labs are normal, I already take synthroid, now pth 119, related?

Thyroiditis: I suspect that you are being treated for Hashimoto's thyroiditis which has a nonspecific enlarged thyroid gland seen on ultrasound. Prominent cervical lymph nodes are not unusual in these cases but generally don't appear otherwise pathologic. Synthroid keeps your thyroid hormone levels normal. Your elevated PTH suggests a parathyroid adenoma which is best evaluated by an endocrinologist or surgeon ...Read more

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I was tested for thyroglob auto abs and it was at 43.2 iu/ml (thyroid perox ab at 13.9). Doctor says: hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is this absolute fact?

I was tested for thyroglob auto abs and it was at 43.2 iu/ml (thyroid perox ab at 13.9). Doctor says: hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is this absolute fact?

Perhaps: Tg abs are less precise and can be seen in some other autoimmune diseases as well as hashimoto's and graves'. You can have clinical hashimotos and negative abs as well. ...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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TSH 4.98 with T4 level at. 93 ordered scan found a 7mm hyperechoic nodule says does contain vascular flow. Impression heterogeneous hypervascular thyroid suggestive of thyroiditis. Small low suspicion nodule on right. Should I have specialist check?

Wouldn't hurt.: There are a lot of findings in the ultrasound. It may all come out to nothing but without knowing your full medical history & your symptoms, it wouldn't be appropriate to advise you in this forum. You could consider HealthTap Prime to engage in more live dialogue with a physician, but it would not hurt to have an Endocrinologist (specialist) go over your symptoms & ultrasound report regardless. GL ...Read more

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Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultrasound. There are other factors as well, and best discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can untreated hashimo's thyroiditis lead to thyroid cancer?

Can untreated hashimo's thyroiditis lead to thyroid cancer?

Thyroid: No but thyroid nodules in patients with thyroiditis gave a higher risk of being a cancer. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. Consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Neck u/s done 4 globus sensation showed borderline enlarged thyroid, suggests underlying thyroiditis. Is it cause of globus? Is serious? Labs normal

Test results: An important part of tests (ultra-sound, etc) is understandable feedback and recommendations - incl "Don't worry". Ask about anything you'd worry about otherwise. Normal labs are good and suggest it's not serious but thyroiditis might call for check-ups from time to time. Ask. Best! ...Read more

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Left side of the thyroid showed chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. mildly plethoric complexion - what does this mean?

Inflammation: It means that the thyroid gland is inflamed. Consult your doctor or endocrinologist for complete evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Had 7mm thyroid nodule that went away in a month. Also found to have thyroiditis. Dr said thyroiditis can cause thyroid to look like it has a nodule?

Correct: Your doctor is right. Ultrasound picks up the most tiny of abberations, and a 7 mm nodule may well be of no consequence, or be part of the heterogeneity of hashimotos thyroiditis or scarring left over from subacute thyroiditis. A cancerous nodule would not "go away" so you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

A little: Is an association between hashimotos and thyroid lymphoma. If you had thyroidectomy, for other reasons, you don't need to worry about developing that. If not, intermittent neck ultrasounds can be a useful screening test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read more

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Natural cure for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and enlarged thyroid (that chokes me when lying down, or eating?

No "natural" cure: See an Endocrinologist! Usually taking thyroid hormone will start to "shrink" you gland by "resting" the stimulation from the pituitary (TSH) stimulation hormone. Also when Hashimoto's is present along with other "auto-immune" issues an anti-immune medication may help as well.
Seek (an expert) and ye shall "Reap" get an solution! ...Read more

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During thyroid biopsy of 2 nodules pathologist said this looks like thyroiditis. My labs are within normal range. What could this mean?

During thyroid biopsy of 2 nodules pathologist said this looks like thyroiditis. My labs are within normal range. What could this mean?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the thyroid can manifest in multiple ways, including goiter, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism and also with normal thyroid function. If you have throid inflmmation you need to have regular follow-up as it is likely to end up with low thyroid function and you are likely to need thyroid medication down the road. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks.?

Thyroid gland demostrates mild heterogeneous echogenicity & echotexture. Increased vascularity, in keeping with thyroiditis. Pls explain. Thanks.?

Hashimoto's disease?: Common cause of ultrasound pattern with hyperemia is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Can initially be hyperthyroid and eventually becomes hypothyroid. Usually an autoimmune disease with thyroid antibodies, When hypothyroid usually have to have thyroid hormone suppliments. ...Read more

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Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom

Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. Thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more

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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