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can a goiter grow back after being removed

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It is not common, but is possible. I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion ... Read More
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Some surgeons leave a small remnant of thyroid during thyroidectomy to prevent complications but it can re-enlarge. If only one side were removed the ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
If ANY thyroid: tissue was "left over" it CAN grow! You need a couple of tests ...MRI, Thyroid Scan (Nuclear) Contact your Endocrinologist for opinion!!!! Hope this ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Normal: A lot of it has to do with how the person feels. but assuming she feels well, there is no persistent goiter and there was no cancer, at that age you w ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Don't base on TSH: I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one shou ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Genetics and diet: Goiters are more common when the diet is poor in iodine. Vegetarians have to be careful because cruciferous vegetables like broccolli sometimes incre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Thyroid enlargement: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. Most cases are not cancer (but a doc needs to examine you and probably do an ultrasound). The most common cause in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: On the cause and the type of nodule. It could be anywhere from weeks to years. Be sure to follow up with your doctor so the proper tests can be done t ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid : I assume you're talking about a thyroid goiter. If you happen to have an under active thyroid gland, then replacement therapy with a medication like l ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Your Methimazole or radioactive iodine should work very well to control your hyperthyroidism. Surgical removal of the thyroid for this condition is no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shouldn't: Sleeping on your thyroid shouldn't hurt. Usually goiters don't hurt anyway. If you are having pain in your thyroid, you should have an evaluation to ... Read More
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