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thickening of thyroid gland

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
?thyroid inflammatio: If your thyroid is enlarged and the tenderness is truly over the gland in the midline you may have subacute thyroiditis which is usually caused by a v ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90% T4 and 10 to 2 ... 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If y ... Read More
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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience 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 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Hmm.: Is there a question that you would like to ask? I really don't see one here.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a descripti ... 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Benign thyroid cyst: An adenoma of the thyroid is a benign cystic mass that can secrete thyroid hormone. When tumors grow, they need adequate blood supply; however, if the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depe ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not cancer: It would be helpful to talk to the pathologist who rendered the diagnosis, however, from the information you provided, you do not have thyroid cancer.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
33 years experience General Surgery
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Thyroiditis?: Need correlation with thyroid function tests. Why did you have the ultrasound? Your doctor is the one to put this all together for you.

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