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What Happens With Hashimoto Disease After Thyroid Is Removed
Is it normal with hoshimotos disease for your thyroid to stay enlarged for months after being treated?
Yes it can: I have seen sjogren's and rheumatoid diagnosed after lymphoma. Have seen rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis diagnosed after breast and prostate. Are they a coincidence---hard to say, but in the case of lymphoma---rituxan is used to treat lymphoma and it also approved to treat rheumatoid as well---it targets the same cd19/cd20 cell that is involved in both processes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my heart race after eating gluten. My thyroid is enlarged with 2 small nodules. What's causing this and can it be cured?
Check thyroid: Celiac disease, or gluten enteropathy, generally involves GI symptoms, sometimes bone problems and other symptoms, but your symptoms of palpitations by themselves do not sound like a gluten problem. Are you hyperthyroid? Perhaps you have hashimotos thyroiditis or graves disease. You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After radioiodine ablation in 2008, and now on Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism, is it correct to assume that my thyroid is completely non-functioning?
It's not "dead": There is still thyroid tissue present, and it may or may not be able to be palpated. The thyroid doesn't just vanish because of radioiodine. ...Read more
Depends on Stage: Hi. Recurrence rates for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) are low overall. Recurrence does depend on PTC staging. I don't know any details about your cancer, but the endocrinologist running your case (who arranged the radioactive iodine therapy) should be able to tell you the stage and give you some sense of risk of recurrence. You probably have a very good prognosis! To your health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone to develop hyperthyroidism/graves disease after a vaginal hysterectomy, with ovaries intact ?
If i don't have graves' disease or hot nodules on my thyroid, yet it's producing 2x what is normal, what is the cause?
What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?
Is it necessary to treat mild subclinical hyperthyroid (negative antibody, normal t3/t4 TSH 0.461) before having a lobectomy for follicular nodule?
Normal: A TSH of 0.46 is normal is most labs. It appears that you are going to surgery for a "follicular nodule". You should be aware that there is a newer pathology test(afirma by veracyte) that helps to differentiate which patients with follicular neoplasms need to go to surgery vs observation. You might want to consider this before surgery. ...Read more
How do you confirm grave's disease? Is a person born with grave's disease or can it develop over time? Blood work for thyroid came back normal.
Blood tests: Gravs disease is an autoimmune disease and will produce antibodies to thyroid hormone or tissue in the blood stream even years after the acute event. These must be looked for specifically. During the acute illness thyroid hormone levels are high, and the TSH is low to absent. It develops over time and may not be fulminant, so a subclinical diagnosis may be missed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once you do radioactive iodine therapy, does this mean you no longer have Graves disease.. Or is it just not active. Can Graves return after RAI ?
Hyperthyroidism cure: Graves disease is autoimmune thyroid disease. Your body makes antibodies which stimulate your thyroid to make more hormone. RAI essentially destroys the thyroid so it cant make any excess hormone. most patients require hormone relpacement afterwards. If RAI is effective hyperthyroidism shouldnt return. The antibodies are still there and can cause graves eye disease or affect fetuses in the womb. ...Read more
I have overactive thyroid disease and a doctor here wants to remove my thyroid. What are the risks or side affects of this procedure. ?
Get second opinion: Radio active iodine is much safer, but may need life long Thyroid replacement. The other option is anti thyroid medications life long. Surgery in the best of hands is safe & a surgeon who does only thyroid surgery will be OK. Too many vital structures close to thyroid & have seen Many complications! ...Read more
What does it mean when my TSH is .007? Had complete thyroidectomy due to metastatic papillary thyroid cancer and take levothyroxine 125 mcg daily.
Hashimotos: The anti-tpo antibodies may still be there, but there is nothing for them to do, absent thyroid. Hashi is an autoimmune disease, and such people are susceptible to other autoimmune diseases, so the overall immune phenomena does not completely go away. Hashi and graves can overlap, and eye disease of graves can occur later, but rarely, so don't worry about it. ...Read more
My endocrinologist diagume with a. Eiplasm if uncertain behavior thyroid gland. My biopsy isn't for 2 more weeks. What does this typically mean?
Thyroid: I cannot understand your question. Please resubmit. ...Read more
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