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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Any connections between Crohn's disease and thyroid nodules? 

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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Not really sure. I was hyperthyroid back in 2002-2003, but they say mine was caused by a med I was on for atrial fibrillation. I took thyroid meds for about 18 months and haven't had problems since.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and had a biopsy of a nodule done back in December.  Thyroid disease is also auto-immune, but there is no connection other than that, that I know of. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 8/27/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I had one back when I was in college...about 8 yrs pre-crohn's. They removed it and half of my thyroid with it.

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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I am hyperthyroid..because i have Lupus..which i hear...that Lupus can actually cause inflammation which could have lead to my crohn's...i would say yes..i really believe its possible for crohns to have an effect on your thyroid

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