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Viral Thyroiditis Symptoms
Is there anything can be done to soothe symptoms of hashimotos thyroiditis, tried everything, been off meds for 12 months & still stable, still sympto?
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
Pain or no pain!: Most commonly, thyoriditis is silent (no symptoms), and may cause an overactive or, eventually, underactive thyroid condition which can cause symptoms. Often referred to as hashimoto thyroiditis. Sometimes, the thyroiditis causes swelling (goiter) or nodules in the gland and, if large enough, trouble swallowing. In other cases the gland can be quite painful. ...Read more
Lab work + symptoms : Diagnosis is made by detecting elevated levels of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies in the blood.Thyroid stimulating hormone, free t3&t4, anti thyroglobulin & antimicrosomal antibodies should be checked too. Although, eventually symptoms of hypothyroidism ensue, initially can present with hyperthyroidism/thyrotoxicosis symptoms-mood disorders, cold/heat intolerance, hair loss just to list a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FIBROMYALGIA : The SX may overlap. HASHIMOTOS WILL HAVE + THYROID ABS. PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more
What is the chance that malaise is caused by subacute granulomatous thyroiditis? What are the usual symptoms?
See details: If your thyroid function is normal, it is not causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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
Thyroid swelled 3 times in past month, but went away each time. Trouble swallowing each time. No other symptoms of thyroiditis. What could this be?
Thyroiditis: Thyroiditis is still the most likely cause. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I've subacute thyroiditis, in hypo phase, my TSH getting better (5.5). Overall feeling better but still get bouts of hypo symptoms. Is that common?
Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom
Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more
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