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

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

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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more