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Thyroidectomy biopsy said nodular lymphocytic thyroiditis? What does that mean?

Thyroidectomy biopsy said nodular lymphocytic thyroiditis? What does that mean?

Benign lesion: lymphocytic infiltrates are the common form of pathology seen with inflammatory thryroiditis or Hashimotos disease of the thyroid. Unless there are complications from the enlarging mass, conservative management is usually in order. Meds in the form of levothyroxine are usually administered for the hypothyroidism that may exist. ...Read more

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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With subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis, is it common to have lymph node irritation during a hyper flare up?

With subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis, is it common to have lymph node irritation during a hyper flare up?

Possible: Since most thyroiditis cases are considered of autoimmune origin and the lymph nodes are the sites of immune response, it would not be unusual to find lymph enlargement although this would not be the most obvious feature. ...Read more

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Fine needle biopsy confirmed chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis but all blood work in normal ranges. Will i still possibly have symptoms?

Fine needle biopsy confirmed chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis but all blood work in normal ranges. Will i still possibly have symptoms?

Possibly: But they should not be significant. Hypothyroidism, if it develops, can cause further symptoms, but they are easily relieved by the appropriate amount of brand name T4 replacement. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/nodule for the past 2yrs. The episodes are more frequent and my b/p is ↑despite meds. Can removal fix this?

Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/nodule for the past 2yrs. The episodes are more frequent and my b/p is ↑despite meds. Can removal fix this?

Probably not: High blood pressure is not usually related to chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto thyroiditis). Blood pressure elevation is usually seen in "hyper-thyroidism" not "hypo-thyroidism"; the latter is hashimoto thyroiditis. So, removing the nodule will probably not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Granulocyte % of 72.4, and lymphocyte % of 20.3, be indicative of? Dx of chronic anemia. +2 pitting BLE. 33 yr old. Possibilities? GFR WNL.

Granulocyte % of 72.4, and lymphocyte % of 20.3, be indicative of? Dx of chronic anemia. +2 pitting BLE. 33 yr old. Possibilities? GFR WNL.

Ignore percentages: These percentages are useful only as a quick reminder about absolute counts. If your absolute neutrophil and absolute lymphocyte counts are fairly near reference range, and all the cells look normal, then stop worrying. Your "chronic anemia", by contrast, needs to be worked up -- it's never acceptable not to know the exact cause and address treatment when possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm a 62 year old female with thyroid issues and pernicious anemia. Recent blood tests came back as low neutrophils (1400) and high lymphocyte 55%?

Hi, i'm a 62 year old female with thyroid issues and pernicious anemia. Recent blood tests came back as low neutrophils (1400) and high lymphocyte 55%?

Not dangerous but...: White counts fluctuate wildly. If you are on propylthiouracil, this can drop neutrophils dangerously low as an idiosyncratic reaction. Keep at least an eye on it. ...Read more

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Is it possible the presence of few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Is it possible the presence of  few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Not likely: Atypical lymphocytes may have to do with a viral infection, seen on peripheral blood smear (pbs). Microcytic anemia is a type of anemia where the size of the red blood cells are smaller th an normal; causes would include iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or some form of hemolytic anemia. Are you a med student? ...Read more

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I've Hashimoto's thyroiditis and low lymphocytes for 2 years. My levels are very stable and I've never had a goiter. How can I increase lymphocytes?

I've Hashimoto's thyroiditis and low lymphocytes for 2 years. My levels are very stable and I've never had a goiter. How can I increase  lymphocytes?

Low lymphocytes may: not be related to Hashimoto's, and may not need any treatment. If the lymphocytes are less than 1000/mcL then you may want to check T and B cell subsets. HIV should be checked if the CD4 T-cell count is very low. If not, and there are no recurrent infections, there is no need for treatment. Vitamin stores are full of supplements which claim to boost the immune system, but are mostly bogus. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more