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what does an enlarged abnormal thyroid gland look like

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

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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, beca ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged thyroid: No it does not make you look less feminine. It just shows up as a bump in the neck and is as big as the mass is. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarg ... Read More
A 43-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 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 female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means: increased blood flow to the thyroid. It may be a sign of thyroiditis in the setting of a heterogeneous gland.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
It depends: Thyroid nodules can be filled with fluid, solid tissue or calcified. Depending on how you look at them, ct, mri, us, they can have varying appearance ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of possibilitie: A goiter or enlargement of your thyroid is sometimes normal as in pregnancy. It makes a lot of difference if the whole gland is enlarged or only pa ... Read More
A 42-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Goiter.: Thyromegaly is also know as goiter and can be due to many causes, such as iodine deficiency, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism (autoimmune graves/hashimo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
It is variable: In a normal breast, a mammogram shows normal skin dark grey fat and lighter grey breast tissue. Suspicious findings include clusters of tiny microcal ... Read More
A 54-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 53-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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Nodules may be visible lumps beneath the surface or invisible ones in the body of the organ, that may be palpable by trained fingers. Ultrasound & rad ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist: It means that there is abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland,which has three zones,symmetrically. An enlargement of a parathyroid gland is called ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Benign tumor.: An adenoma is a benign (not cancer) growth on an adrenal gland. They are relatively common and can be picked up on a ct scan done for other reasons. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
High calcium: The most common disorder of the parathyroid glands is hyperparathyroidism, which is usually discovered when a blood test shows an elevated calcium lev ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Good question: B"sd prominent sellanot really sure - should ask the neuro radiologist. Flattened pituitary: From endocrine point of view woud proceed with evaluatio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Orange size?: i presume you do not mean color but size. The thyroid is not a very large gland to begin with. If it is a cyst then a colloid cyst is common. There a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Low Iodine: Goiter with underactive thyroid is usually iodine deficiency. I would check 24 hours collection for iodine and selenium levels. Selenium decreases the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Enlarged Thyroid Gla: Thyroid gland gets large due to many different conditions 1 hashimotos disease 2graves disease or hyper thyroidism 3post partum throiditis 4thyroi ... Read More
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