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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different fact ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cysts and menses: Menstral irregularities can be due to abnormalities in the thyroid. Get your thyroid checked out and regulated. However just because you have issues ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to grow ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not exactly: The thymus starts out fairly large in childhood. As one ages it slowly shrinks, until it is almost completely gone by adulthood. Even without a thymus ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid nodules: A very small percentage of thyroid nodules can be cancer. That is why your doctor will examine them with ultrasound and perform needle aspiration bio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Yes: Thyroglobulin is produced by both types of cancers. We use thyroglobulin immunohistochemical stains to identify thyroid cancer cells that have spread ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Rapid growth of known thyroid nodule could be malignant, or bleed into the nodule, see your doctor to find the cause ( and to treat).
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Very: They are very common.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very common problem: Thyroid nodules are very common. We do not know why they appear. They normally do not cause functional changes in the thyroid. Once they are found, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: By definition, any enlargement of the thyroid gland is a goiter. So if the nodule is causing the thyroid to be enlarged, there is a goiter. The questi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other fol ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hair growth: There are many endocrine causes affecting hair growth - so many that it is hard to know where to start. If it is OK with you, I would go online and si ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Adrenals.Thyroid: Adrenals which produce cortisol And Thyroid which produces Thyroxin And indirectly Anterior Pituetary which produces Adrenocorticotropic Hormone(ACTH)
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Often not at all: If they do not produce excess thyroid hormone, they have minimal effect on the rest of the body unless they are actually follicular cancers, and sprea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Usually none.: If the follicular adenoma is causing hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone), treatment is usually either surgery or radioactive iodine to kill the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Sometimes yes.: Most thyroid nodules are benign (approximately 95%) and have no malignant potential. Some nodules are called adenomas and some of these secrete hormon ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
Yes.: Most thyroid nodules remain stable over many years. Some can increase in size and some can decrease. It depends on the composition of the nodule.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Spread not likely: Pleomorphic adenoma is benign and there is minimal risk of spread with a fine needle aspirate. Removal is warranted as the lesion can become larger.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Rarely. But possible. Need to have them evaluated and removed, if there is a suspicion. By putting a thin needle in the nodule and taking fluid for ex ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid regulator : It's the hormone from the pituitary gland that makes the thyroid work harder.
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