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Hashimoto's vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference for Thyroid Patients?

By June 16, 2009

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Some people say they have hypothyroidism. Others will say "I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis" or "Hashimoto's disease." Some thyroid patients think that hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's mean the same thing. Is that really true? Do they really mean the same thing, or are they actually very different? Find out about Hashimoto's disease, the signs and symptoms, thyroiditis, how it's all diagnosed and treated (if and when your doctor will even treat it!) And learn more about when you have Hashimoto's, when you have hypothyroidism -- and when it might be both.

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June 19, 2009 at 6:41 am
(1) Susan says:

CAN ANYONE HELP? Our daughter has elevated TSH 75.5 apparently. We had blood tests run as she was off school for the 4th week this year – just as a precaution. She is a lively active girl and shows no signs of underactive thyroid. The doctor has referred us to a clinic. Is it possible that there could be a mistake in the blood test?

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