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A 68-year-old female asked:

Is it important to find my thyroid. mri of head and neck did not show thyroid. i take 100mcg and 150mcg thyroxine alternate days?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Not important: Hi. No, it is not important to find your thyroid. You are effectively treated for hypothyroidism. We are assuming no neck scar and no diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism, right? Your thyroid may be a small, atrophic little scarred down thing not seen on MRI. The only significance would be on the off chance that a mass in the thyroid developed, but by definition, that would be palpable or seen.

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