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Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: Sub acute simply refers to the time frame of when symptoms started. Acute usually means within a short period of time, chronic means a much longer time period, and sub acute is typically in between. ...Read more

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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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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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How do you define thyroiditis?

How do you define thyroiditis?

ATA's definition: Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. Thyroiditis includes a group of individual disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation and, as a result, causes many different clinical presentations. (american thyroid association's definition). ...Read more

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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range?

It can: Anything that causes the thyroid to grow rapidly can put too much pressure on the nerves that control the vocal cords, and make the voice sound hoarse, or weak. Inflammation from the thyroiditis can cause the thyroid to swell, and put pressure on these nerves, and cause hoarseness. However, there are several other, more common causes of hoarseness to consider as well. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thyroiditis?

Ultrasound: There are blood tests to rule out active infection, malfunctioning od thyroid gland, and ultrasound to assess the gland. ...Read more

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How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

Follow doc advise: There are many causes for thyroiditis. Acute, subacute, hashimoto's, postpartum, drug-induced...Some thyroiditis recovers on its own and does not need treatment while others need definitive treatment. We now have effective options to treat these conditions. See you doctor so he/she can formulate a treatment plan for you or send you to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get thyroiditis, or is it unusual?

Depends on type: Chronic thyroiditis (aka hashimoto's) is very common. It causes underactivity of the thyroid. Acute thyroiditis is much less common. There is often pain and it causes a temporary rise in thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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What is thyroiditis like?

What is thyroiditis like?

Which Type?: There are different varieties of thyroiditis - some may present with only an enlarged thyroid (or not). The function of the gland may be either overactive, underactive, or normal. Usually not painful, but there are acute and subacute types which may cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Can I still workout with thyroiditis?

Can I still workout with thyroiditis?

Not recommended if: If it is mild and you are not having symptoms, then moderate working out is ok. If you are having symptoms..Such as heat intolerance, weakness, losing weight, rapid heart beat/tremors etc..Then you should not work out because it will make above worse. Should consult with doc for treatment and once you are better, you can return to exercise..Good luck. ...Read more