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Thyroid cartilage increase?

Thyroid cartilage increase?

Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family doctor to be sure it is the cartilage and not the thyroid gland. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Yes different diseas: Different diseases can co-exist, I am not aware of a syndrome encompassing all those, a rheumatologist and an allergist/immunologist can definitely help, goodluck, . ...Read more

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Could a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Could a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read more

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Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Comments: We are learning that the immune system is playing a huge role in many known diseases, and Celiac is certainly auto-immune mediated, and several thyroid disorders are too. Chronic fatigue is often a manifestation of other disorders, and is not considered a separate disease per se. Am unaware of current concepts regarding endometriosis. Should ask OB-GYN specialist. ...Read more

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Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

May co-exist: Abnormal thyroid function can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, but cts can also exist for unknown reasons. It is thus possible to continue to have symptoms of cts after thyroid function is normalized. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

No, there is none: I have reviewed a number of sources on marfan syndrome and have not been able to find any connection between marfan's and endocrine disorders that you listed above or any other type of endocrine disorder.. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read more

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What is patella plica syndrome?

What is patella plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a n inflammation of the band of tissue called the plica.It runs along the front/inner side of your knee, and can mimic minicscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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Normal or sub clinical? Many symptoms/ fan history of hashi T3- 127 Anti thyroid- .9 Thyroid antibody- 2.2 T4- 1.2 TSH- 3.88

Normal or sub clinical? Many symptoms/ fan history of hashi
T3- 127
Anti thyroid- .9
Thyroid antibody- 2.2
T4- 1.2
TSH- 3.88

Looks normal: Hard to tell your units, but your labs look normal. Sub clinical hypothyroid would require your TSH to be abnormal. Your doc could consider repeating a TSH in a few months if there were continued concern of thyroidal illness. ...Read more

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Mum has inflamm arthritis had knee MRI "loss of cartilage, subarticular stress pattern + large joint effusion" Is this long term change? Pls explain?

Mum has inflamm arthritis had knee MRI "loss of cartilage, subarticular stress pattern + large joint effusion"
Is this long term change? Pls explain?

Yes, changes like: those you describe usually do not improve. Once cartilage is damaged, it doesn't repair well. The inflammation and the joint effusion can be controlled with medication. Surgical intervention May also be necessary. Always talk to your physician for a plan. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

Opposite spectrum: A connective tissue disease or CTD is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe type that has an actual series of gene mutations associated. It can be fatal. Hypermobile joint, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, these are debilitating and chronic but not likely fatal or nearly as life concerning as EDS. ...Read more

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7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

Thyroid nodule: The thyroid nodule is not likely to be caused by pregnancy. Transient mild hyperthyroidism can sometimes be seen in the first trimester but should resolve as long as it is not an underlying problem that has not been diagnosed. Would suggest repeating labs for thyroid function at 16-18 weeks. Should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Last resort treatmen: Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. Doubt knee replacement would be needed unless other compartments of knee also arthritic. Patellofemoral replacement as a last resort. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint but, you are relatively young but you want to make sure nothing else could be causing your pain. I would suggest an orthopedic exam and xrays of the affected area. ...Read more

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Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depending of the severity and phase of disease. A diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with a heterogeneous echotexture is a common sonographic presentation. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more