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slightly enlarged thyroid what does this mean

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Different causes: possible but all enlargement must be scrutinized for the bad causes.See ur doc or Endocrinology,and soon.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Goiter: This is usually due to inflammation which may be acute secondary to infection or may be chronic due to an autoimmune disorder. In rare cases it can b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Large Thyroid: It could mean anything from a viral infection to cancer. An enlarged thyroid should be evaluated by you physician.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Goiter: It means the gland is larger than normal. The most common cause of goiter worldwide is a lack of iodine in the diet. In the United States, where most ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Thyroid Gland: Is an h-shaped glad below your adam's apple. If your thyroid gland is enlarged, that is know as goiter.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You have: A large gland. What is important is what your laboratory values for your thyroid hormone are. The may be large and still have normal values
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid: That would mean that your exam is normal. You can have hyperthyroidism without nodules. Thyroid blood tests are what you need if you are concerned
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