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Hashimoto's Disease

Hashimoto's disease also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the attack of the body's immune system on the thyroid gland. Symptoms show up slowly after years and include fatigue, drowsiness, muscle weakness, joint pain, menstrual irregularities, and thyroid swelling. It may be inherited or due to environmental factors such as stress, infection, or radiation exposure. Treatment includes thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

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I am dealing with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,For years, I have been dealing with pruritus and the itching has become unbearable. I also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis among my chronic conditions. Can you provide assistance?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. It seems to be a Tinea infection. Apply Miconazole cream twice daily in the morning and evening for six weeks. Clean the affected area with povidone-iodine solution and ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, but I do not know how to deal with it. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. However, I am not aware of this disease. 1. Can you please describe the causes and triggers of Hashimoto's disease? 2. What are the treatments available? 3. Any tips for preventing it from coming back or maintaining it? 4. When does someon...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies attack the thyroid tissue. Infection can precipitate it. 2. The final presentation is hypothyroidism, in which metabolic activity slows, so low heart rate and pulse can occur. As a result, a patient...  Read Full »

I have positive antinuclear antibodies. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I just received blood tests showing positive ANA tests and my doctor recommended for a rheumatologist look at my tests. The rheumatologists in my area have wait lists for six months. I was suffering from chronic fatigue, joint and nerve pain, a growing sensitivity to most foods, sensit...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ANA (antinuclear antibodies) is a general screening test for autoimmune diseases mainly lupus. Your anemia and photosensitivity raise the concern of possible lupus, especially at your age. However, this test is not enough for diagnosis. You need more tests that can b...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto's disease. Can I manage it without surgery?

Query: Hello, I am a 26-year-old female with hypothyroidism and was recently recommended a total thyroidectomy by my doctor, and I am not sure if it is the best decision. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the of age 12 (autoimmune Hashimoto's) and have been taking Euthyrox (Levothyroxine) daily. I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I know it is a difficult decision for you to take but it is in your best interests as the cells show distinguishable micro follicle residues with oncocytic epithelia, which means they have malignant potential before it gets out of control and goes undetected and spre...  Read Full »

What can be the diagnosis of chronic ulcer with other signs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I have a history of Hashimoto's disease and spinal stenosis. It is of the large intestine. My symptoms before this included abdominal pain, RLQ and low midline, intermittent diarrhea, bloating, and at times inability to have a bowel movement, and weight loss ...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your biopsy report is inconclusive and of little help in reaching a specific diagnosis. However, the chronicity and clinical symptoms you have described lead to the differentials between inflammatory bowel disease ...  Read Full »

How to fix my thyroid levels on top of Levothyroxine pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, but it was suggested with my ANA tests over the last two years that I also have lupus. My symptoms are out of control and I have developed a mast cell disorder over the last two years. Currently, I am taking Levoxyl, Zolpidem, and Xanax m...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi. Welcome to You did not mention the dosage for Levoxyl (Levothyroxine). Levoxyl (Levothyroxine) is the thyroid hormone that you are taking for your slow thyroid function, which is the result of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) (attachment removed to p...  Read Full »

My blood test reports indicate that I have Hashimoto's disease. What is its complexity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old, newly married. For the last six months, I had four blood tests. All of them indicate I have Hashimoto's disease. I do not know anything about its complexity. But I think some of my recent issues are connected to it. I get burning feet every night. I am always so t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) it appears that you have Hashimotos but not yet a thyroid gland dysfunction. It simply means that you have the antibodies present and they can attack ...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto's disease. Can I plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My free T4 levels are normal. TSH is 4.8 mIU/mL, and TBO antibodies are 613 mIU/mL. Currently, I am not taking any thyroid medications. Also, I do not have symptoms of hypothyroidism. Three years back, my TSH levels were elevated and returned to normal after taking vitamin D. Can I try...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, you can try for pregnancy. As soon as pregnancy is confirmed, check TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and T4 (thyroxine). You will probably need to take thyroxine tablets. However, I suggest you start with a small dose of thyroxine no...  Read Full »

Can a TSH level of 4.62 cause heart palpitations and blurred vision?

Query: Hello doctor,I have regularly gone to the doctor for my thyroid for the past two years since I have Hashimotos. My T4 level is normal, but now my TSH is 4.62. My doctor recommends no medicine, but I have been experiencing heart palpitations and blurred vision. Randomly, throughout the day, my eyes w...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I can see that your TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly high, and you do have Hashimoto's, but you are still asymptomatic for thyroid func...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto's and Crohn's disease. Kindly review my attached blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently in the ER, I received my blood work and was not informed about any of the high and low levels. I have Hashimoto's and Crohn's disease. I was wondering if the blood levels indicate that there are additional problems or what they could mean. Please review my blood report.   Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Based on your attached reports, my opinion is as follows: Your values are near normal. Mild nutritional deficiency may be present. No supplements are necessary. Improvement in nutritional diet should be adequate. Av...  Read Full »

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