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Thyroid goiter and hoarseness

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivian Kane
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Further Evaluation: Dear Cat2842, You should probably have imaging to determine if you have swollen glands or a mass in your throat or chest. A CT scan of your neck and... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Inconsistency: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Might be normal: Frequently when surgery is done for goiter not all of the thyroid is removed, especially 30 years ago. So seeing thyroid tissue on u/s may be no big ... Read More
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: You said your "thyroid burnt out" so i suspect you had radiation therapy. Such treatment will not "obliterate" your tissue completely so you will hav... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not exactly: Thyroid nodules are specific growths coming out of the thyroid gland. A goiter refers to diffuse enlargement of the entire thyroid gland. Nodules and ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No effect of diet: Unfortunately, it is an autoimmune disease, controlled by antibodies to the thyroid, and diet will not help. If you are hypothyroid, you may benefit... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Close follow up: If you have nodules, cysts in thyroid gland , you need a close follow up by your doctor, by exam , scans etc and fna needle aspiration biopsy(s) in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Not realted: You have three relatively common conditions. They are not related to each other.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid: There is some variability about lab data. and slightly low and normal are both OK. What do you know about the goiter? Is it large? Has it been biopsi... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Thyroid: Thyroid nodules are projections from the gland can be 'hot' or 'cold' meaning they may or may not function and produce hormone. These need follow up. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gilson Girotto
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Goiter: You may need to have this checked again soon by your doctor. You probably should have blood test, including a TSH, Free T4, and Free T3, (liothyronine... Read More

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