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what does a mildly enlarged thyroid mean

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Different causes: possible but all enlargement must be scrutinized for the bad causes.See ur doc or Endocrinology,and soon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Goiter: This is usually due to inflammation which may be acute secondary to infection or may be chronic due to an autoimmune disorder. In rare cases it can b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Large Thyroid: It could mean anything from a viral infection to cancer. An enlarged thyroid should be evaluated by you physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Goiter: It means the gland is larger than normal. The most common cause of goiter worldwide is a lack of iodine in the diet. In the United States, where most ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Thyroid Gland: Is an h-shaped glad below your adam's apple. If your thyroid gland is enlarged, that is know as goiter.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign: This is a good report. It does not show any suggestion of thyroid cancer. It should be correlated with your thyroid blood tests by the ordering Doct ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You have: A large gland. What is important is what your laboratory values for your thyroid hormone are. The may be large and still have normal values
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be ... Read More

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