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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
14 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus bu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Enlarged Thyroid Gla: Thyroid gland gets large due to many different conditions 1 hashimotos disease 2graves disease or hyper thyroidism 3post partum throiditis 4thyroi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shak ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Several: stone and inflammation, adenoma being tumor, malignant tumor. See ENT and be evaluated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Your thyroid: Has enlarged without the formation of nodules or fluid-filled cysts. This can usually be halted with appropriate amounts of brand name T4 replacement ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid, symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irreg ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is dest ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Cysts and Tumors: Thyroid nodules are very common. Most are benign but some are cancerous. A visit to your doctor is a must so that these nodules can be evaluated and f ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Happens regularly: This picture is encountered relatively often. Think of it as if the thyroid is inflamed but still has enough reserve to produce adequate hormone. It c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Parathyroid problems: Hi. Too complex for small space. Primary hyperpara (PHPT) is a disease of parathyroids where too much PTH is secreted, which causes high blood calcium ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This ca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Depends: If you have a primary parathyroid gland disorder, then it is the gland(s) secreting too much. But if you have renal disease, it may result in 'seconda ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunction ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. lactatin ... Read More

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