How can you tell the difference between hashimoto's thyroiditis and ords thyroiditis?

Semantics. Autoimmune thyroiditis involves an immune reaction to the thyroid, which can either slowly destroy it (atrophy and hypothyroidism) or the gland can get inflamed, large, and eventually hypothyroid. Some people call the former "ord's", and the latter "hashimotos", but the term "ord's" is not used by most endocrinologists, who simplye regard all of this as hashimoto's with different presentations.

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Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Big thyroid. From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. Read more...

What can be cause of solitary nodule in hashimoto thyroiditis patient?

Hashimoto's nodule. Hashimotos thyroiditis involves inflammation of the thyroid. Often there can be patches of inflammation, and inflammation then leads to scarring (fibrosis). This scarring creates the appearance of nodules. The likelihood of cancer in these nodules is very low, and frequently these "nodules" do not require biopsy. Read more...

Please share the risks for rejections of dermal fillers by a person with hashimoto thyroiditis and dermal fillers?

None. Ha based fillers should be fine. Your body is already full of ha and should not have any issues. Although we don't usually need to do a test spot it could be done. The other option is fat grafting. What could be better than your own tissue to fill those creases. Read more...
Ask Rheumatologist. An occasional patient or two have reported exacerbation of autoimmune disease symptoms weeks/months following collagen injection. Difficult to state definitively but patients suffering from these conditions should proceed only after discussing with their rheumatologists and getting their ok. Read more...

What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune. For reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a very low grade inflammation which over time can disrupt thyroid function. Read more...

What is the condition hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune disease. Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism. Read more...

Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Meds. It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be treated with thyroid hormones and if you are hyperthyroid than you will be treated with anti-thyroid drugs. Read more...

In hashimoto thyroiditis why is there an initial increase in thyroid levels?

Great question. I looked up pathophysiology of hashimotos and it states that its poorly understood. Maybe a pathologist can help answering this question. My guess would be the thyroid gland tries to build more hormones to compensate for the loss. At first it wins the battle, but eventualy theres too many antibodies so it gets "burnt out". Read more...
Mechanism. The thyroid has 2 months of thyroid hormones stored inside it. When it gets inflamed (thyroidtis), it can't hold on to the thyroid hormones and the hormones leak out into the blood stream. That's why you have high level at the beginning. Once all the hormone is leaked out, there is no hormones left and the body has to make the hormone again which is why you become low. Read more...