Enlarged Thyroid?

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby joker » Mon Feb 01, 2010 02:27 pm

Usually an enlarged thyroid is can be a sign of thyroid dysfunction down the line, as I understand it. It is usually referred to as a goiter.

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby hols537 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 01:52 pm

My mom is hypothyroid...

Are enlarged thyroids always *something* or could this just be my bad luck to have been at the doctor today?

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby caryn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 01:50 pm

Holly, the data are showing a [url="http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37304"]correlation between PE and later onset of hypothyroid[/url], and I know we've any number of posters with enlarged thyroid or thyroid symptoms.

Thyroids break really easily. They just do. We've got an awesome fix for that -- synthroid -- so they should be able to do a good workup and fix any problems they find.

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby hols537 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 01:32 pm

Well, that explains what he was talking about when he said he would be looking for "antibodies" in the bloodwork.

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Re : Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby joker » Mon Feb 01, 2010 01:04 pm

Thyroid issues are autoimmune issues so can definitely can contribute to PE. I have both anitbodies for both Graves & Hashimoto's disease, but right now my thyroid functions normally. During pg I was on synthroid to keep it functioning normally.

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Enlarged Thyroid?

Postby hols537 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 01:01 pm

Ugg. I went to my primary today because I'm struggling with my migraines. He found that my BP is high again 137/97 (I have a headache, so not shocking) and that I have an enlarged thyroid. I recall reading something about thyroid and PE, but wasn't sure if this was potentially connected...anyone have this?


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