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Had u/s of thyroid,showed Thyroiditis,enlarged cervical lymph nodes, thyroid labs are normal, I already take synthroid , now pth 119, related?

Had  u/s of thyroid,showed Thyroiditis,enlarged cervical lymph nodes,  thyroid labs are normal,  I already take synthroid ,  now pth 119, related?

Thyroiditis: I suspect that you are being treated for Hashimoto's thyroiditis which has a nonspecific enlarged thyroid gland seen on ultrasound. Prominent cervical lymph nodes are not unusual in these cases but generally don't appear otherwise pathologic. Synthroid keeps your thyroid hormone levels normal. Your elevated PTH suggests a parathyroid adenoma which is best evaluated by an endocrinologist or surgeon ...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


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Thyroid swelling. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test-normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?

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 more

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Thyroid Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parynchema with hypervascularity. Blood test normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) etc but >1300 TPo antibodies?have Hypo symptoms

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

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Normal tsh function normal tsi but >1300 TPO. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parenchyma..Cold hands low body temp fatigue dry skin muscle aches HELP ?

Normal tsh function normal tsi but >1300 TPO. Ultrasound heterogenous thyroid parenchyma..Cold hands low body temp fatigue dry skin muscle aches HELP
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Thyroiditis: Hello Maria . It seems that you have Hashimoto"s thyroiditis . No need for therapy untill TSH goes up or free T4 becomes low. If your symptoms persist please get repeat TSH and free T4 . Also you will need cortisol level To check adrenal gland function . and hemoglobin level . ...Read more

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How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

How do follicular adenoma thyroid nodules affect your body?

Often not at all: If they do not produce excess thyroid hormone, they have minimal effect on the rest of the body unless they are actually follicular cancers, and spread to other parts of the body. If they do overproduce thyroid hormone, typical hyperthyroid symptoms may occur: feeling hot, shaky, sweaty, heart pounding, poor sleep, poor concentration, bone loss, weight loss or weight gain., ^ appetite. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, normal thyroid function yet having thyroid symptoms, is this normal?

Enlarged thyroid, normal thyroid function yet having thyroid symptoms, is this normal?

Depends: What do you mean by "thyroid symptoms?" if your thyroid functions are normal there could be something else causing those symptoms. ...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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downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why

  downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why

Autoimmune disorders: like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS). A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid anti bodies with normal TSH but take nature throid prescription for about 10 years. I have growing nodules 10 mm & 11 mm. Biopsy?

I have high thyroid anti bodies with normal TSH but take nature throid prescription for about 10 years. I have growing nodules 10 mm & 11 mm. Biopsy?

Discuss with ur doc: You have autoimmune thyroid disease. Your TSH might be normal because you are taking thyroid hormone. The nodule might be a separate issue. If it's growing, a reasonable approach would be to perform an ultrasound guided biopsy on it. ...Read more

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Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken ?

Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine)  should be taken ?

Check TSH: Your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level needs to be checked first, and accordingly start on a reasonable dosage of thyroid supplement ( synthroid), then needs close follow up to titrate your dosage. Once a reasonable and stable dosage is found, you still will need to monitor the level every 6 months. ...Read more

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Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultrasound. There are other factors as well, and best discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high tpo antibodies but Normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) function? Enlarged thyroid-US heterogenous thyroid parenchyma with hypervascularity

What does it mean to have high tpo antibodies but Normal tsh t4 t3 (liothyronine) function? Enlarged thyroid-US heterogenous thyroid parenchyma with hypervascularity

Thyroiditis: You likely have thyroiditis (autoimmune)in its early stage and you need to consult your doctor for Rx and monitor. ...Read more

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Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Thyroid problem: If the lab is reporting TSH .049 with normal range of .45-4.5 then it means that you are taking too much thyroid armour. Check with your doctor. If the test and normal range are correct then you should be on less thyroid armour. ...Read more

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Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more

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Do solid benign thyroid nodules grow quickly? And could you have normal TSH levels with a solid benign nodule on the thyroid?

Depends: It is possible to have normal TSH levels, and it is also possible to have abnormal TSH levels. Benign nodules may or may not change in size. Anytime there is a change in nodule size (especially a rapid growth) anywhere on the body, it's good to have it reevaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Yes: The way we monitor the functioning of your thyroid gland is by measuring TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). As your thyroid gland in your neck produces less thyroid hormone (T3 (liothyronine) and T4) your pituitary gland at the base of yr brain signals it to make more by sending out more TSH. If you take thyroid hormone by mouth then the TSH goes down, like a seesaw. ...Read more

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Tsh 6.0, T4 normal, heterogeneous echo, no nodules, chronic high ANA (23 yrs no sle) thyroglob. 67, no thyroid antib., sister w/thyroid c. Next steps?

Tsh 6.0, T4 normal, heterogeneous echo, no nodules, chronic high ANA (23 yrs no sle) thyroglob. 67, no thyroid antib., sister w/thyroid c. Next steps?

Endocrinologis: If TSH is high and gland is enlarge, your doctor might want to give you treatment , with thyroid hoimone to normalize the TSH and reduce the size of the gland , the fact that you have a positive ANA , should not change the decision.. .There are familial thyroid cancers that are part of syndromes called familial men for multiple endocrine neoplasia. Discuss it with md. ...Read more

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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina. Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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