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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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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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What to do if you develop post-partum thyroiditis (hyperactive) and am taking synthroid (thyroxine)? Can I stop synthroid (thyroxine) cold turkey?

Endocrinologist: You should be under the care of an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. With acute thyroiditis thyroid hormone is released into the system causing hyperthyroidism and synthroid (thyroxine) aggravates the situation and can be stopped abruptly if thyroid hormone overload is occurring. Treatment and follow-up should be directed by a specialist in thyroid disorders and advice regarding breast feeding is needed ...Read more

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Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well

Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well

Yes: Yes this is low but goes along with thyroiditis. Proceed with workup as instructed by your endocrinologist. The diagnosis needs to be made properly. Good luck. If it's thyroiditis, it will improve. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes Hashimotos? I only found out I have it cause I had post partum thyroiditis. One of the antibodies was slightly positive. TSH normal.

What causes Hashimotos? I only found out I have it cause I had post partum thyroiditis. One of the antibodies was slightly positive. TSH normal.

Autoimmune: This is considered an autoimmune disorder and eventually most will end up with low thyroid function. However the antibody titers , when the disease is active, should be more than slightly positive. ...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

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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6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just postpartum thyroiditis?

6 months postpartum low TSH and thyroid antibodies found.Tsh went back to normal 2 months later. Hashimotos? Or just  postpartum thyroiditis?

Probably: Postpartum, but doesn't really matter if lab returned to normal. It will obviously need to be monitored on an on-going basis as it could change in the future, particularly during a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would your thyroperoxades be up on a blood test for postpardum thyroiditis or would it be somthing else like graves ? I just had a baby and it is 406!

Would your thyroperoxades be up on a blood test for postpardum thyroiditis or would it be somthing else like graves ? I just had a baby and it is 406!

Thyroiditis: Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are evidence of an autoimmune process going on in your body, because they are an antibody against your own thyroid. They can be found in people with no symptoms and can be found in several disorders. Other tests together with that one and your history and exam will help make diagnosis. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/81765. ...Read more

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Post partum thyroditis, tsh 4.9, t4 3.8. Is it necessary to go on replacement (synthyroid)? Can I just wait for things to go back to normal on its own

Post partum thyroditis, tsh 4.9, t4 3.8.
Is it necessary to go on replacement (synthyroid)? Can I just wait for things to go back to normal on its own

Yes: Total T 4 Is Low but TSH is not elevated . Best thing to do is to repeat TSH and check free T4 if free T4 is low and TSH is more than 10 then replacement is necessary . Thyroid test usually normalizes in frew weeks after thyroiditis episode . ...Read more

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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

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I've been diagnosed with Subacute Thyroiditis, having a very hard time finding an endocrinologist that is available to take in new patients (insured)?

Am surprised but: the best way would be to ask your PCP to contact the endocrinologist's office to get you an appointment. If you still can't find out, try an internist who may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Why are steroids used in subacute thyroiditis although it is due to infection?

Reduce inflammation: To reduce the inflammation if it is swollen and tender -- however, the inflammation often returns when the steroids are stopped. ...Read more

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I've subacute thyroiditis, in hypo phase, my TSH getting better (5.5). Overall feeling better but still get bouts of hypo symptoms. Is that common?

Yes: Glad you're getting better. The nice thing about subacute dequervain thyroiditis is that the pain's usually manageable with nsaids and it self-cures in a few weeks. Good luck, and if you really need supplementation or suppression, your physician can handle it. ...Read more

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