Thyroiditis

Thyroiditis is a condition presenting with inflammation in the thyroid, causing an imbalance (more or less) in the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroiditis occurs in three phases, such as thyrotoxic phase, euthyroid phase, and hypothyroid phase. Fatigue, depression, and weight gain are some symptoms seen in thyroiditis. Beta-blockers help to treat hyperthyroidism, and thyroid hormone replacement helps to treat hypothyroidism.

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What do high T3 levels and thyroid peroxidase antibodies indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My free T3 level is 17.6 pmol/L, thyroid peroxidase Ab is 509 IU/ml, plasma-c reactive protein 54.8 mg/L. I would like to get a prescription for thyroid, if needed. I am currently on Bisoprolol 1.25 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have hyperthyroidism means increased thyroid hormones. Your TPO (thyroid peroxidase) is also increased. How are your symptoms? Like tremors, loss of weight, nervousness, etc.? How bad are your symptoms? Do you have pain in front of your neck? Have you d...  Read Full »

Are TSH drops and fast heartbeats normal while on Levothyroxine?

Query: I had a thyroidectomy and have taken levothyroxine 112mcg every day for the past 10 years and has maintained around 3.5 to 5 TSH level felt great. (last good test was 4 months back at TSH 4.0). However three months back, I had to change to a different brand of levothyroxine and used for 2 months, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear sudden drop of tsh level may be due to thyroiditis or inflammation or leak of thyroid hormones lead to reduced TSH. Other possibilities are like mistakenly taken excessive levothyroxine or previous doses may not obsorbed well with immediate food intake etc. In case of thyroiditis stag...  Read Full »

Can taking Eutirox cause increased sweating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, male, I have had thyroid issues since a young child, after a few years they concluded it was thyroiditis. Currently I take Eutirox 75 mg and have for about a year, before that I took 50 mg. Ever since 6-8 months (I am not sure about the timeframe) I have had issues...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are sweating due to the increased dose of Eutirox and that is perfectly normal and expected in a person with thyroiditis being treated with medication. This only means that you are being correctly treated with respect to your thyroid function. The few white hair tha...  Read Full »

Suffering from subclinical hyperthyroidism with anxiety and palpitations.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my 15 year old daughter. Her symptoms have developed most significantly over the past few months, and include depression, weakness, constant light-headedness, shortness of breath (even when sitting still), difficulty taking a deep breath (ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Minal Mohit Vohra

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, It is really sad to know about your daughter. 1. As a matter of fact your daughter seems to have acute thyroiditis. Though the thyroid profile has not shown full blown thyrotoxic state, she has subclinical hyperthyroidism with TSH being suppressed. Since how long has she been like this? Thyroidi...  Read Full »

There is mild swelling near Adam's apple with acute neck and ear pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild swelling near Adam's apple. I have acute pain in the back of my neck and ears. I got the tests done. The report states TSH is 13 mIU/L and Anti-TPO is 209 IU/mL.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling near Adam's apple is most likely a thyroid swelling. Normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is 0.5-5 mIU/L. Your high TSH level confirms that it is a thyroid swelling. Elevated anti-TPO antibody (anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody) suggests autoimm...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for Graves' disease when trying to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 32 years. After her second birth, she got the problem of diffuse toxic goiter what is called Graves' disease. She is on medication for the last six years. She is on Carbimazole. But, it is not effective as when she stopped taking the medicine she suffers again from the sy...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Graves' disease treatment options are the following. Medical therapy with drugs that she is already taking. The relapse rate is very high. Radioiodine therapy which is the safest and easiest with least side effects. It does not cause infertility. Surgery - as yo...  Read Full »

My sister got her periods in 15 days. Could it be due to her thyroiditis?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my sister. She is 33 years old. She is a mother of 6 year old twins. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with thyroiditis. From the last month, she gets her periods, once every 15 days. Kindly tell me the probable reason and the course of action to be taken.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister has subclinical hypothyroidism. Start her on tablet Eltroxin (Thyroxine) 50 mcg, once daily, to be taken early in the morning on an empty stomach. Get the TSH levels repeated after three months. Thyroid abnormalities may be one of the reason for menstrual i...  Read Full »

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