Thyroid PA Results?
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Grave's disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland, causing hyperthyroidism. Complaints that accompany can be in the form of:
1. tremor or hand shakes
2. weight loss
4. ototh weakness
5. enlarged thyroid gland
6. Ophthalmopathy which causes the eyes to look enlarged
While Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland which causes hypothyroidism. Complaints of patients with hashimoto's disease can include:
2. Dry skin
3. increased blood cholesterol
4. muscle weakness in the lower body
5. intolerance of temperature disorders of the reproductive system
6. enlargement of the thyroid gland
In connection with your question, if prior to surgery, the doctor will conduct an examination and adjustment by carrying out an appropriate medical examination, such as a blood test, radiological examination for the thyroid or with a PA examination. So before surgery, the doctor can control your thyroid hormonal condition. And if all the results of the doctor's examination before surgery show hyperthyroidism, the results before the operation will be the basis of treatment by your doctor.
Even if the results of the PA examination after surgery show a different examination result (hashimoto disease) from before the surgery, then this is a condition that may need to be evaluated and reconfirmed by your surgeon. Because indeed in general, graves disease will be different from hashimoto disease. Thus, the reason why this is opposite is not known with certainty, but it is likely due to the activity of the immune system that causes hashimoto disease, and this case occurs around 15-20% where hashimoto diaseas follows graves disease. However, all of this must be confirmed directly by your surgeon to know for certain the development and treatment of this disease.
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