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I have Hashimoto's Disease should I get a sonogram every year? How can I help the swelling go down. Question

I have Hashimoto's Disease should I get a sonogram every year? How can I help the swelling go down. Question

Hashimotos: You do not need an ultrasound every year. Treatment with thyroid medicine and yearly labs and exam are standard of care. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

I have pain and swelling in my left occipital node for over a week now. I suffer from Hashimoto's Disease and had my thyroid removed a couple years.

Not related to thyro: Thi is not related to the Hashimotos. There can be a variety of reasons for this lymph node swelling. It could be a local infection or other reasons. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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1cm nodule on inhomogeneous thyroid. Severe pain, swelling, and tingling in both wrists. Possible Hashimoto's disease symptoms?

Unlikely: The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are those of gradual failure of the thyroid gland and clinical hypothyroidism. I don't know what "inhomogenous" means. What did the history, physical exam of the thyroid, serum TSH, and serology reveal? A sub-cm nodule is only biopsied if there are concerning radiographic qualities. Was scintigraphy or ultrasound done? ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland. It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland. Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and I have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

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I have hashimotos disease and hypothyroidism and I have the puffy face and leg and arm swelling. I tried so many things. I take levothyroxine and t3 (liothyronine).

Need dose adjustment: Sounds like you are still suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism despite taking thyroid replacement. You need to check your thyroid function tests and increase the doses of the supplements if thyroid levels in your blood remain low. ...Read more

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I've also been having pain, swelling, and tingling in my wrists. Possible sign of hashimotos?

I've also been having pain, swelling, and tingling in my wrists. Possible sign of hashimotos?

Carpal tunnel: Syndrome may cause these symptoms and can be associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Best to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

It is difficult: To palpate your own thyroid. Have your doctor check it out. Are you on thyroid replacement to fix an underactive thyroid or to try to suppress nodules. In any case, make sure your blood tests are normal. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than generic. ...Read more

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Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

That's not uncommon: Hi. Hashimoto's defined by thyroid autoantibodies, with or without a goiter, and normal thyroid function is fairly commonly seen (when it's looked for, that is). The degree of elevation of autoantibodies does not imply how soon thyroid function will begin to be lost. I recommend just follow your thyroid function periodically and anytime new symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would a thyroid with hashimotos swell while someone is scuba diving? If do, what can be done to stop the swelling without stopping diving?

Would a thyroid with hashimotos swell while someone is scuba diving? If do, what can be done to stop the swelling without stopping diving?

No swelling: Diving should have no affect on the thyroid gland itself, would not cause shrinking or swelling or cause it to go hyper or hypo active. As long as your thyroid hormones are regulated, you're OK to dive. ...Read more

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Is a biopsy recommended for ringworm for 2 months under one arm & deep swelling under both arms for a year and half with severe hashimotos?

Is a biopsy recommended for ringworm for 2 months under one arm & deep swelling under both arms for a year and half with severe hashimotos?

Is it ringworm?: A biopsy is not needed for superficial fungal infections of the skin. You doctor and a skin scrapping and confirm the diagnosis. If you have had these symptoms for a year and half, it is about time that you see your doctor for evaluation and may be systemic treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ringworm/ds00489. ...Read more

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Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. Blood tests normal. Wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? Need autoimmune test?

Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. Blood tests normal. Wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? Need autoimmune test?

Probabl: Hashimoto's is something your doctor can say you have or do not have. IT IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that can effect thyroid function. People with Hashimoto's are at significant increased risk of other autoimmune diseases. If there is any concern the wrist pain is autoimmune a work-up should be done! Don't panic! Autoimmune risk low in general and increased risk of a low risk is still low! ...Read more

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Could swollen/painful lymph nodes be a Hashimoto's flare after antibiotic treatment? Swelling developed along different parts of body 3 days before end of treatment, probiotics were not being taken.

Could swollen/painful lymph nodes be a Hashimoto's flare after antibiotic treatment? Swelling developed along different parts of body 3 days before end of treatment, probiotics were not being taken.

Probably not: Your node swelling may be from a new viral reaction or remotely even an adverse reaction to the antibiotic itself. If they fail to improve after 2 weeks, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Random lip swelling due to allergy or hashimoto's/hypothyroid? Allergist says I need levothyroxine increase- endocrinologist says no, it's an allergy.

Random lip swelling due to allergy or hashimoto's/hypothyroid? Allergist says I need levothyroxine increase- endocrinologist says no, it's an allergy.

Sounds like allergy: Random lip swelling is probably due to an allergic reaction. Have you used a new lip stick, make up, soap, tooth paste, mouth wash, facial products etc? If so you may want to discontinue that one product. If the swelling persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it?

I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it?

? eosinophillic syndr: If your eosinophill count is high once it could be as simple as an allergy or infection. If your eosinophils are staying high there are other concerns. These are rare diseases which can affect one part of the body or affect you head to toe. With the history you described Churgg Strauss vasculitis comes to mind. These problems require an extensive history and exam, and lab to diagnose. ...Read more

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Are rashs common wth hashimotos? What can you do for them? I have hashmotos and I get a rash of dry skin on my hands and wrists after I wear my gloves

Are rashs common wth hashimotos? What can you do for them? I have hashmotos and I get a rash of dry skin on my hands and wrists after I wear my gloves

No: Rashes are not common with hashimotos. This could represent contact allergy to material in gloves. A small piece of lining of glove could be wet and applied to skin for 48 hours. It it e
icons rah this would confirm contact allergy. ...Read more

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Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? And would this indicate under-treatment?

Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? And would this indicate under-treatment?

Depends: When you thyroid is underactive, your metabolism is operating at an abnormally slow rate. Your skin is unable to grow and replace itself as it should. Additionally, your sweat and oil-producing glands are unable to function as efficiently as they could otherwise.
Dry itchy skin is most often associated with hypothyroidism, but your lab values are better indicators of disease control. ...Read more

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If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes can be related to your thyroid or it could be caused by something else.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What does hashimotos disease do to you?

What does hashimotos disease do to you?

Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

All: Once the antibodies decrease the ability to make adequate thyroid hormone all metabolic processes in the body may be affected. ...Read more

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Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Anyone: It runs in families along with other autoimmune problems. It is more frequent as you age.
20% of women on medicare have decreased thyroid reserve or frank hypothyroidism and 85% of the time it is due to hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hashimoto's disease?

Tpo antibodies: Ask your doctor to order you a thyroid peroxidase antibodies. The other one is thyroglobulin antibody. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting hashimoto's disease?

None?: There is no advantage to having hashimotos, but it is easily managed with one pill once a day. ...Read more

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What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

Not a good idea: Symptoms and problems would go uncorrected. Symptoms may include feeling tired, feeling cold, wt gain, constipation, slow thinking, and irritability. Other issues may include high blood pressure or high cholesterol that can increase the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat hashimoto's disease?

How do complementary doctors treat hashimoto's disease?

Not at all: While complementary medicine may help with symptoms, the true management of hypothyroidism requires prescription medication. ...Read more

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Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

No: Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. ...Read more

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Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease). I need a website please?

Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease). I need a website please?

Mayo Clinic: Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive.
Try this mayo clinic review:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hashimotos-disease/ds00567. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more