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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivian Kane
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
49 years experience Pathology
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
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Gilson Girotto
22 years experience Family Medicine
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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