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What is transient thyroiditis?

What is transient thyroiditis?

Thyroiditis: "Transient thyroiditis" may refer to a version called "Hashimoto's disease", which is an inflammation of the thyroid. "Transient" applies to a situation that is not permanent, and usually short lived. Such may still need treatment, so see your healthcare provider for certainty. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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Is it possible to have transient thyroiditis symptoms for 4 years? Can you go from one inflammatory stage to the next with hypothyroidism between?

Is it possible to have transient thyroiditis symptoms for 4 years? Can you go from one inflammatory stage to the next with hypothyroidism between?

Yes and No.: Yes you may have symptoms that look like thyroid symptoms. No they are not likely to be due to 4 years of thyroiditis and it certainly would not be called "transient" at that point. Thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid- may be caused by trauma / toxins/ infection or autoimmune disease. All of these processes resolve or progress within a four year span. ...Read more

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How do you define thyroiditis?

How do you define thyroiditis?

ATA's definition: Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. Thyroiditis includes a group of individual disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation and, as a result, causes many different clinical presentations. (american thyroid association's definition). ...Read more

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What do they do for your thyroiditis?

Depends on the type: Thyroiditis may be acute, subacute or chronic - each is treated differently. Find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association web site to help understand the type you have. ...Read more

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Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person hypothyroid. Levothyroxine is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. We see hashimoto's disease in most age groups. It's far less common in toddlers and younger. ...Read more

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Could thyroiditis cause low gfr?

EGFR?: No. Low egfrs are of no consequence in hyper or hypothyroid stages of thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

If thyroid: Hormone level normal, no tretment; if overactive meds or radioactive iodine to decrease production of hormone; occasionally surgery. If underactive, give thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

Suspicion / lab test: Hashimoto's is often suspected by history or exam & confirmed by blood tests showing toxic auto-antibodies that have formed to the thyroid tissues. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to lose weight with thyroiditis?

Why is it so hard to  lose weight with thyroiditis?

Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is under control then weight issues may not be related to your thyroid. ...Read more