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

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?

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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Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Not sure about ques: Subacute thyroiditis (often painful) is often caused by a virus, can cause transient hyper or hypothyroidism, but usually is self-limited. It does not produce granulomas. There are rare diseases of the thyroid where a systemic disease (eg sarcoidosis) can infiltrate the gland. Your terminology is unusual. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? ...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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I've subacute thyroiditis, TSH is 5.5, everything else normal. I still have git problems ( gastric emptying) . How long it will take to recover. ?

I've subacute thyroiditis, TSH is 5.5, everything else normal. I still have git problems ( gastric emptying) . How long it will take to recover. ?

Sub Acute Thyroiditi: It is not uncommon for TSH levels to be slightly elevated (hypothyroid) in sub acute thyroiditis. The disorder usually runs its course in a few months and TSH levels return to normal. Intestinal problems can accompany thyroid disease, and eating the right foods during this period can help ( see http://www.4shared.Com/file/b9z-sbq0/git_for_final_-_factors_affect.Html). It should lessen in a few mo. ...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

Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more