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Yes and No.: Thyroid Cancer itself does not cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Most people with thyroid cancer will have NO symptoms at all; some may have a lump in the lower neck, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness. Treatment for thyroid cancer (surgery to remove the thyroid) will cause hypothyroidism, but with proper treatment, there should be no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?have Hypo symptoms
Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent with thyroiditis. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more
Recheck labs: First thing to do is to make sure the thyroid labs are now normal. Sometimes you might have to live with normal thyroid levels for a few months to see if the symptoms improved. If thyroid levels are now completely normal on synthroid (thyroxine) and you still have all the symptoms, i think it's time to look for another cause for your symptoms. ...Read more
Thyroid swelling. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test-normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?
Hard to say: Ive yet to have anyone NOT have elevated TPo but I havent sent many. The standard answer would be that it likley is GRAVES disease starting but if there arent a lot of symptoms and the labs are normal you wouldnt give treatment. Retesting if symptoms and at about every 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could coming off Armour cause spike in TSH and graves sympt?/could Armour have masked or made graves symptoms worse? dx hashi TSI and Trab not checkd
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism.
If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more
Depends: What do you mean by "thyroid symptoms?" if your thyroid functions are normal there could be something else causing those symptoms. ...Read more
Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?
Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tsh normal and have goiter. Is Synthroid (thyroxine) the right answer? Hypo symptoms. Please help
Is it a nodule?: Hi. Goiter refers to abnormal size/shape of thyroid. Make sure it's not a nodule - that could be cancer. If it's a diffuse goiter, check TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies to see if it's an autoimmune goiter, which may antedate the development of thyroid function abnormalities. If it's a diffuse or Hashimoto's goiter, your thyroid function will need to be folioed over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have many thyroid symptoms but my test is in the nor. Range TSH 1.35(nov) 1.45(jan) T4 1.16 T3 (liothyronine) 3.55 thyroid peroxidase (tpo) ab<6 antithyroglobul<20
Depends: Does not sound thyroid, although reverse T3 (liothyronine) was not checked. Could be adrenals, could be lyme. Could be vitamin deficiencies. More information: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.Html. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed hashimoto's thyroiditis and my TSH measures 0.212 uiu/ml. Does my TSH level cause constant tiredness, sleepiness, headaches and hunger?
Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?
Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more