Re: hashi's and hypo cause swollen lymhpn nds?
IME, the phrase, "chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis" generally refers to lymphocytes invading thyroid tissue, as occurs in Hashi's.
Most of the medical authorities I have checked do not list swelling of other lymph nodes as a typical symptom of uncomplicated Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
However, many infections & conditions can cause those lymphies to swell, and as we so well know, Hashi's does predispose us to acquiring infections, bugs, etc. that could be to blame. Lymph node swellings are fairly common where Hashi's is complicated by adrenal malfunction & chronic fatigue syndrome. So, from my perspective, the swollen lymph nodes are likely to be a secondary -- downstream -- feature of Hashi's, rather than a primary diagnostic symptom.
IMO, you should mention your groin & neck lymph node swellings to your doc, next visit.
Last edited by elmhar; 04-21-2006 at 08:41 AM.