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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter: Sounds like a goiter to me. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help more.

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sumana Gangi
23 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: You need to have your neck examined by a doctor.. It could be a lymphnode or thyroid nodule/cyst
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not cancer. It goes along with your thyroid disease. That is why you need synthroid (thyroxine)
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
How do you know?: How do you know that your thyroid is small? And that it is the cause of difficulty swallowing. The thyroid gland sits infront and to the sides of your ... 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Concern: Thyroid gland do not change in size that much. Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, increase in size is a concern , should have fna biopsy (cytol ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Azar
21 years experience Radiology
Heterogeneous : this suggest thyroiditis, which can be inflammation or infection. Thyroid blood test and signs and symptoms will determine that.
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign.
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: stone and inflammation, adenoma being tumor, malignant tumor. See ENT and be evaluated.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle bi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Common: Thyroid nodules are common. Your nodule is still very small. Nothing needs to be done right now. I recommend another ultrasound one year from now to m ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
May need follow up : The provider who ordered the study should have been able to explain the findings to you and whether or not you need any follow up. There is a possibil ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Very: They are very common.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Repeat fnab: If the fnab was inconclusive, it needs to be repeated.
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Swallowing.: If you are hyperthyroid your doctor who diagnosed that should be treating you for it. A tiny thyroid nodular cyst should not cause difficulty swallow ... Read More
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Not likely: "hot" nodules are rarely cancer and most often represent benign follicular adenomas. These are also known as "autonomous" nodules because they make t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the l ... Read More
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