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swollen thyroid gland on one side

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not necessarily: You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether or not ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes, possible!: Hi. You could have an asymmetric diffuse goiter or a nodule on one side. Do you have a thyroid diagnosis? See your doctor for a good thyroid exam. Goo ... Read More
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A 37-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a no ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Thyroid diseases: Graves is an autoimmune disorder and can be variable in its presentation, course and response to therapy. It can be normal to have hypothyroid after t ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrera
37 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid mass: You should consider a biopsy first. One may also consider surgery. A negative biopsy is not 100% accurate. Sometimes small cancers can be missed. The ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No, but hyperthy-: roidism can make you feel anxious.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. ... Read More

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