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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that causes hypothyroidism. In this condition, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and causes damage to it. This results in underactive thyroid or enlarged thyroid. The symptoms are constipation, depression, fatigue, cold intolerance, irregular periods, and pale skin. It is treated by taking Levothyroxine for having normal levels of thyroid hormones.

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My wife is pregnant and having Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Kindly suggest the solution.

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant and she might have Hashimoto's (heavily increased TG-Ab value of 1000-1200 IU/ml and TPoAb of 600), while TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), FT4 (thyroxine T4) and FT3 (thyroxine T3) being within reference range. Never had thyroid checked before pregnancy. A doctor is p...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. I am here to answer all your questions. I understand that you have concerns about your wife's thyroid health during her pregnancy and are seeking alternative options. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, and managing it during...  Read Full »

I had an ultrasound done on thyroid. Do I have Hashimoto's?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound done on my thyroid. Results are right labor 0.8 × 2.9 ×2.0 and left lobe 3.0 × 2.8 × 5.7. The texture is extremely heterogeneous throughout. They said some Hashimoto's. Can you tell me what this means? It has grown in two years (mostly left lobe). It is going to...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your one lobe is larger than other. It could be a simple overgrowth or a tumor. To differentiate between these and to tell exactly what is the problem in your thyroid gland, you need to get a test called FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of thyroid or radioactiv...  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 »

Is Hashimoto's disease a serious condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I have had thyroid problems since I was around 11. It used to be just considered hypothyroidism but now we have figured out that it is Hashimoto’s disease. I rotate daily between 88 mcg and 100 mcg of Levothyroxine to keep my TSH in check because that is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to disease also causes hypothyroidism and you are already taking medication for hypothyroidism. So do not worry. It is a type of autoimmune disease. So kindly go for detecting which autoimmune problem causes your Hashimoto's disease means along with Levothyroxine you...  Read Full »

I am suspecting of having Hashimoto's disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I took medicines and my thyroid hormones got normal. After that, I stopped taking medicines. Everything was fine for two to three years. But after some time, I came across symptoms like weight loss, anxie...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I would suggest that you have a wait and watch approach. I would recommend that you just keep checking your thyroid function test results every six weeks as o...  Read Full »

Can I have thyroid problems without symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I had body aches, tiredness, and weakness for several months. Two months ago, I went for a blood investigation to rule out the cause. I was diagnosed to have hyperthyroidism from my blood reports. But Graves antibodies came negative. They advised me to do a radioactive Iodine uptake thyro...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I agree that it is strange that you did not have symptoms but increased thyroid hormone levels transiently with a positive uptake scan and negative antibodies. Are you postpartum (less than a year)? The thyroid uptake scan is the best test, but it showed diffuse increas...  Read Full »

I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Can I take a nutritional shake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having thyroid issues of Hashimoto's type. Is it good for me to consume a nutritional shake for weight loss in my daily diet without stopping my thyroid hormone pills?  Read Full »

Dr. Mukherjee Koushik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have said that you are taking 200 micrograms of Thyronorm (Levothyroxine) and your last TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was 0.01. You are going to a state called iatrogenic hyperthyroidism. I suggest you reduce the dose of Thyronorm. You can reduce by 25 micro...  Read Full »

I underwent a thyroid panel test. Do I have a thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My height is 5'9" and weight is 92 kg. I got tested for thyroid yesterday and got an antithyroid panel test today. My reports are attached. Am I suffering from hypothyroidism or any thyroid disorder? Do I need to start medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have hypothyroidism. Have you been previously diagnosed with hypothyroid, and if so, has treatment already been started? Additionally, are you experiencing any other sympt...  Read Full »

Why do I have a cough, loss of appetite, and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female and a mother of two children. I have a diagnosis of Hashimoto, lichen planus, and vitiligo. I have had 11 years of chronic medical stress over my 11-year-old daughter, who has CHD and had four open heart surgeries and a cancer diagnosis five years ago. Before six...  Read Full »

Dr. Ana Karen Pulido Ayala

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your case does not seem simple. I do not think you do not have anything wrong, especially because of your diagnosis of Hashimoto, lichen planus, and vitiligo which all are related to autoimmune diseases. First, ...  Read Full »

Does thyroglobulin antibody of 479 IU/mL indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Query: Hi doctor, I did some blood tests before I start taking fertility treatment. I did not test FSH. I have a thyroglobulin antibody of 479 IU/mL and thyroid peroxidase less than 9.0 IU/mL. Does this mean that I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports and we can see that your thyroglobulin antibodies are high which indicates autoimmune diseases such as Grave's disease or Hashimoto's but there are other diseases that can also cause ...  Read Full »

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