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The doc said I had inflammation of the thyroid gland and that we will keep an eye on it. What causes this? Is it normal?

The doc said I had inflammation of the thyroid gland and that we will keep an eye on it. What causes this? Is it normal?

Eye exam: There are a number of causes of thyroid inflammation. You should follow closely with your primary doctor/endocrinologist. In addition, you should see an ophthalmologist for baseline evaluation because thyroid conditions may affect the eyes in some individuals. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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My right side neck gland swollen for 4 months. Swelled up after a a viral bug. Left side went down. I had blood work and a CT scan. They couldn't find what cause it but I do have inflammation. I get 2-3 sec. Painful twinges on occasion. What is it?

My right side neck gland swollen for 4 months. Swelled up after a a viral bug. Left side went down. I had blood work and a CT scan. They couldn't find what cause it but I do have inflammation. I get 2-3 sec. Painful twinges on occasion. What is it?

Possibly reactive: Hello Sabrina. It seems like reactive lymphadenopathy due to infection most likely. You need a trial of antibiotic therapy and if the swelling persists then you may need further work up to rule out other etiologies. ...Read more

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I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

Some treatments...: Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used in iodine deficiency. Hormone replacement decreases TSH and lets the thyroid recover. A large goiter that is not improving medical treatment or restricts swallowing/breathing may need partial or complete removal of the gland. If the goiter is making too much thyroid hormone, treatment with radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid meds, or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I have an inflammation in my left jaws (saliva glands) and was diagnosed with mumps). Is this the same as thyroid glands disease? 2 of them related?

I have an inflammation in my left jaws (saliva glands) and was diagnosed with mumps). Is this the same as thyroid glands disease? 2 of them related?

Mumps: mumps virus usually affect salivary glands and equal on both sides, should not be just on a left. Unrelated to Thyroid gland which is much lower, frontal portion of the neck. Are you sure about mumps diagnosis? ...Read more

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How much cAn tsh fluctuate with in the range with normal thyroid gland? Please answer with maximum value and minimum value before/after inflamation?

How much cAn tsh fluctuate with in the range with normal thyroid gland? Please answer with maximum value and minimum value before/after inflamation?

Inflammation thyroid: Inflammation? What is meant by this? A normal person's TSH can vary within the normal range. There can be assay variation in addition to biologic variation. A serious illness or chronic inflammation can cause "euthyroid sick syndrome" where TSH and T4 decrease, and then increase on recovery from the illness. During recovery, TSH can be above the normal range. ...Read more

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Connections between inflammation due to kidney stones and swollen glands in neck/groin? I recently passed a kidney stone just b4 a CT. All are recent.

Connections between inflammation due to kidney stones and swollen glands in neck/groin? I recently passed a kidney stone just b4 a CT. All are recent.

Neck/groin: My apologies but I don't fully understand your comment.
Swollen glands in the neck should have no relationship to kidney.
Swollen glands in the groin along with the neck suggests the possibility of cancer.
I suspect that is not the case but would appreciate it if you could send me more detailed information. ...Read more

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How do I get the inflammation down in my thyroid? No goiters. Taking 260 mg of nature throid.

How do I get the inflammation down in my thyroid? No goiters. Taking 260 mg of nature throid.

Diagnosis: Were you diagnosed by GP or Endocrinologist? If so, did the prescribe a course of effective treatment? If not, make an appointment now. If the homeopathic you are taking is not working, why do you continue to take it? ...Read more

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Inflammation from your meibomian glands cause eyelid margin thickness. Is thickness from chronic inflammation permanent? Can damaged mg's regenerate?

Meimobianitis: Yes, inflammation of the meibomian glands can result in lid thickening or swelling. Warm compresses, antibiotic / steroid drops, and treatment for dry eye syndrome important. Sometimes, a chalazian may result. See your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hello! I'm 20 yrs old Male from egypt n I've 1ml stone on Lt duct of parotid gland that causes inflammation n swelling repeatedly. What should I do?

Hello! I'm 20 yrs old Male from egypt n I've 1ml stone on Lt duct of parotid gland that causes inflammation n swelling repeatedly. What should I do?

Need to see ENT: You need to see ear nose and throat doctor they take care of this kind of the problem do not ignore it it can turn serious by causing infection so go and see a doctor good luck bilsalameh ...Read more

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I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

Goiter: Enlarged gland is usually due to inflammation. This is commonly an antibody reaction against your thyroid called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or hashimotos disease. In some cases goiter is due to masses, cysts or nodules. ...Read more

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Does a swollen thyroid gland causes a pinched nerve?

Does a swollen thyroid gland causes a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: No. These structures are too far apart in the body to affect eachother.

You might have to look to your cervical spine for the pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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My dentist noticed today that my right thyroid gland looks larger than my left. Cause? Effect? How to fix?

My dentist noticed today that my right thyroid gland looks larger than my left. Cause? Effect? How to fix?

See your dr: It could be from a nodule in your thyroid. Your doctor will want to examine you, and possibly order an ultrasound to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early phase of the disorder. You should see an endocrinologist for any change in thyroid size. ...Read more

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Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Can your thyroid cause your glands to swell in your neck and bumps on your head. T4 was 4.78?

Both: Both benign and cancer conditions can cause lymph node enlargement. For example, lymphocytic thyroiditis (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and papillary thyroid cancer will be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. This deserves an evaluation. ...Read more

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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well. ...Read more

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What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

Can a low iodine diet cause extreme tiredness in a person who had undergone thyroid gland removal?

THYROID: Check thyroid and TSH blood levels and be sure you're getting enough medication, does your dr know you're tired? Dr & patient are a team. Patient's job is to keep dr informed and follow the best recommended path. Keep up your side of the team! ...Read more

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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is not affected significantly by any of these. Calcitonin does not do much of anything in humans. When someone has a thyroidectomy, we don't give back calcitonin. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe. Can this cause dizziness and choking?

I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe. Can this cause dizziness and choking?

No: Small thyroid nodules and cysts are common in the general population, especially women over age 40. These cysts usually have no clinical significance, and are too small to cause any symptoms. A 9mm cyst is the size of a pea. ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally (not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab. Make sure that you are not anemic (check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more