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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Thyroid Gland (Goiter)

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I am experiencing frequent coughing, throws up forcefully, throwing up after coughing, stomach problems, cold hands, cold feet, unintentional weight loss, and skin turning blue but none of: sensitive teeth, coarse hair, enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), l

I am experiencing  frequent coughing, throws up forcefully, throwing up after coughing, stomach problems, cold hands, cold feet, unintentional weight loss, and skin turning blue but none of: sensitive teeth, coarse hair, enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), l

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Cough lasting more than two weeks or unintentional weight loss require in-person evaluation, You seem to have both and ought to consult a doctor. If you do not have access to a doctor, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital. ...Read more

Parathyroid Gland (Definition)

There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced ...Read more


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How does the thyroid gland (goiter) get enlarged in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

How does the thyroid gland (goiter) get enlarged in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Excellent question! Hyperthyroidism often results when the thyroid enlarges (goiter) and produces too much hormone, If it is producing too little hormone (hypothyroidism), the pituitary gland senses this and produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which makes the thyroid grow in an attmpt to produce more hormone. So goiter is possible with both hypo and hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a doctor remove your thyroid gland without you having could it happen thatcer or a goiter?

Depends: Thyroidectomy can be performed for various reasons including: suspicious thyroid nodules, biopsy proven thyroid cancer, large thyroids (goiters) causing symptoms, treatment of hyperthyroidism. Typically there is a good reason why a doctor has recommended removing the thyroid since there are risks with any type of surgery. ...Read more

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Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Yes: Thyroid cancers especially in adults must be resected. Younger patients do better even if tumor has spread to nodes. Goiters getting large can obstruct the breathing passages and may need surgery, but a small solitary adenoma of the thyroid that is benign but cold in terms of isotope uptake should be removed because of the high conversion rate to malignancy over time. ...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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Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

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. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid gland mean?

How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid gland mean?

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 people use iodized salt, goiter is more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules that develop in the gland itself. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged thyroid gland, is there anything I can do for this at home?

I have an enlarged thyroid gland, is there anything I can do for this at home?

Tapazole (methimazole): You should be seen by a competent endocrinologist. You should have a t3, t4, and TSH thyroid battery of blood tests. You may want to have an ultrasound of your thyroid. Assuming your thyroid is enlarged and TSH is very low, try tapazole (methimazole). Inexpensive and very effective but must be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Doctor mentioned that i had an enlarged thyroid gland. What does this mean?

Doctor mentioned that i had an enlarged thyroid gland. What does this mean?

Thyroid Gland: Is an h-shaped glad below your adam's apple. If your thyroid gland is enlarged, that is know as goiter. ...Read more

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Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

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 thyroid. But the cause cannot be determined. She needs to see a thyroid specialist/endocrinologist to figure out what is going on. They will know what is the most likely prob in your part of the world and how to best evaluate and treat her if needed. ...Read more

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I have had kidney stones and i believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should i do?

I have had kidney stones and i believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should i do?

? parathyroid gland: the parathyroid glands which are located inside the thyroid could be hyperacitve which can cause kidney stones, You should ask you doc if this is the case. A Calcium level and PTH hormone will be elevated in this condition called hyperparathyroidism ...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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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid cancer if you were told not to worry by your endocrinologist means they have ruled out treatable conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Thyroid Scan With I 123 (Definition)

The isotope iodine 123 is ingested by patient. It is absorbed into blood stream and accumulates in the thyroid gland.The function of gland is determined by uptake of isotope by gland, increased (hyper), normal, or decreased (hypo). The structure of the gland is visualized showing size, location, and texture (homogeneous or nodular).. Nodules can be hypo- or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Thyroid Surgery (Definition)

Surgical removal of the thyroid can be performed safely in experienced hands. Risks include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, injury to nerve that moves vocal cord causing hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, injury to parathyroid glands causing low calcium and need for medications, need for thyroid medications, scar and ...Read more