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Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of Hashimoto's disease vary between individuals. Many people have no symptoms at all. If Hasimoto's disease leads to hypothyroidism, symptoms of an underactive thyroid may develop. At the onset of hypothyroidism, symptoms can be vague and develop slowly. They may not include weakness, weight gain, cold sensitivity, cold hands and feet, fatigue, dry skin, brittle nails, and thinning, brittle hair. Other early symptoms include muscle achiness, joint pain, and heavy menstrual periods.

If undiagnosed and untreated, later symptoms of hypothyroidism can include confusion, thick skin, swelling of the arms or legs, slowing of speech, and depression.

Untreated Hashimoto's disease that results in hypothyroidism may lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, infertility, miscarriage, osteoporosis, birth defects, and heart failure.

Rarely, a critical complication of hypothyroidism called myxedema coma can occur. This is the most extreme form of hypothyroidism, and it is life threatening. Symptoms of myxedema coma include decreased respirations, hypotension, hypoglycemia, unresponsiveness, and shock....more about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis »

Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis includes the 48 symptoms listed below:

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Less Common Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:

Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. 2 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:

Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Low levels of thyroid hormone cause mental and physical slowing, greater sensitivity to cold, weight gain, coarsening of the skin, and goiter (a swelling of the neck due to an enlarged thyroid gland). (Source: excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC)

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Some patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis may have no symptoms. However, the common symptoms are fatigue, depression, and sensitivity to cold, weight gain, muscle weakness, coarsening of the skin, dry or brittle hair, constipation, muscle cramps, increased menstrual flow, and goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland). (Source: excerpt from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: NWHIC)

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, it is also important to consider Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Hashimoto's Thyroiditis may cause:

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as a symptom:

For a more detailed analysis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: The most commonly affected age range is 30-50 years, with the peak incidence in men occurring 10-15 years later.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. This signs and symptoms information for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis signs or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis symptoms.

 

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