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Thyroid Is Positive For Autoimmune Disorder
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure.How long i need to take med further?
Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis ( hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid ( hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function ( hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve. ...Read more
Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease can manifest as an enlarged thyroid, abnormal thyroid antibodies on lab testing, sometimes nodular thyroid, and yet thyroid function can be normal, low, or high. Thyroid functions would be indicated by tsh, t4, T3 (liothyronine) levels. Thyroid ultrasound would look for nodules. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but abnormal thyroid function or nodules can be treated. ...Read more
Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease will not be detected in a basic thyroid screen which refers to T4 and a TSH and not thyroid antibodies. Autoimmune thyroid disease is detected by specific antibodies. Tpoab ( peroxidase antibodies) , tgab ( thyroglobulin antibodies) and trab ( thyroid stimulating receptor ab). Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed by careful exam in conjunction with thyroid ab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have thyroid goiter with positive thyroid antibodies; eurothyroid. Does this mean have autoimmune d/o?
Not necessarily: Euthyroid means that at the moment you do not have biochemical hypo or hyperthyroidism. Not everyone with positive thyroid antibodies develops autoimmune thyroid disease. However, given that we know that your antibodies are positive, i would have your thyroid tests monitored regularly. How often depends on your doctors opinion. I monitor people like you twice early. ...Read more
I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic thyroid ca. Which?
What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?
Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a mass and several hard nodes in my neck. Nodules on my thyroid no infectuon or autoimmune disease. But tell me its "nothing". Any advice?
Biopsy?: There are many causes of lumps or nodules in the neck/thyroid. For the thyroid, they may be monitored over time by ultrasound and/or biopsied so that microscopic tissue can be examined (for possible cancer). Protocols for evaluating these are pretty straight forward, but if you have questions for your doctor, then please ask. Sounds like more info about your work-up might put your mind at ease. ...Read more
I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?
"all the symptoms": Do not understand what you are describing, and cannot easily relate your thyroid to ms, or other neurological problems. If you had an immune thyroid issue, you could have other immune problems such as pernicious anemia. Provide more direct information, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Noit will not: You need to test for special thyroid related antibodies for diagnosis og graves disease. ...Read more
Feel great - incidental finding ANA 1:160 after acute sinusitis. Then had Anti-DNA, Ant-Smith, SSA/SSB, RNP, SCL-70, Centromere, and Thyroid labs all normal. Does this exclude autoimmune disorder?
Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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