Related Questions

Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

No. Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. Read more...

I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

Probably yes. A person with autoimmune thyroiditis has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be lucky and not have anything but the thyroiditis. Read more...
Yes. But unlikely. One autoimmune problem does raise the risk, but it is minimal with hashimoto's, which between 608% of the population has! the condition affects women more than men! Read more...

Can + ANA of 1:1280 speckled be solely the reslt of hving hashimotos? Or depnding on other symptms, is it likely to be from anther autoimmune disease?

Related. ANA of 1:1280 speckled pattern could develop in relation to many autoimmune conditions including hashimoto's disease. It is not specific to a certain condition, however. Could you have another autoimmune condition in addition to hashimoto's? Possible, but this ANA does not necessarily point to that. Read more...

Is the test for hashimoto's the same as the autoimmune disorders test?

No. The tests for hashimoto's are specific to the thyroid. The test most likely to be positive is the thyroid peroxidase antibody and the next is the thyroglobulin antibody test. Read more...
Differences. Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles. Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease. Read more...

I've had hashimotos disease for 20yrs & recently have been diagnosed with a few other autoimmune diseases my results for tsh r 0.94 is this high/low??

TSH of 0.94. At most labs, a TSH of 0.94 is considered normal and is one of many ways to test thyroid function. Typically a level like this indicates no change in the current thyroid treatment unless the patient is having symptoms of over- or under-treatment. Palpitations and sweats are some of these symptoms. The normal levels of TSH are not changed in the presence of other autoimmune diseases. Read more...

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common . It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. Read more...

I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders, I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid?

Safe. Ivermectin (Stromectol) for pinworms is safe. It can have some side effects, including dizziness, but in general it is safe and there shouldn't be an issue with having an autoimmune disease and taking it. However, check with your doctor about whether any other medications you may be on would interact before starting the medicine. Read more...

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes. But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist. Read more...