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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Concern for Cancer: Generally only if there is concern for a potential thyroid cancer (i.e. A nodule is enlarging on ultrasound or a needle biopsy suggests cancer). Occasionally, the thyroid is also removed if it becomes very large and is pressing on other structures (e.g. The airway), though this is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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I'm on Euthyrox for life cz if i stop i get nodules in my thyroid gland.That's all i know.Would you please explain more about my condition? Thank you

Probably not related: If you require thyroid hormone for life, then stopping it may result in an increase in the overall size of your gland (a goiter) which should shrink when you restart the hormone, but nodules are generally not caused by stopping thyroid hormone. You should check with an endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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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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With hashimoto's disease how long does it take for the thyroid gland to get better?

With hashimoto's disease how long does it take for the thyroid gland to get better?

With Medication: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland (painless). Lymphocytes enter the gland to cause inflammation and scarring. The damage is usually permanent. Fortunately, with the availability of thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine, it is a very easy condition to manage- 1 pill daily. It can take weeks to feel better after starting medicine, but it works! ...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?

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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Can someone get graves disease if they've had their thyroid gland removed?

Can someone get graves disease if they've had their thyroid gland removed?

No,if entire gld rem: Unless there is some ectopic thyroid tissue sitting somewhere else in the body , which is rare , if the entire gland is removed grave's reoccurance is unlikely. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with graves disease (april 1), are there any benefits to having the thyroid gland removed?

I have just been diagnosed with graves disease (april 1), are there any benefits to having the thyroid gland removed?

Easier treatments: Treatment with radioactive iodine is less invasive and generally effective. Surgery is usually not the first choice. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more

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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

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 due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to make your thyroid gland work again?

How to make your thyroid gland work again?

Not much you can do: If your thyroid gland has failed, there is not much you can do. If the cause is hashimoto's thyroiditis, it is usually progressive and you become hypothyroid forever (although thyroid levels can go up/down for a while initially). There is a form of "subacute thyroiditis" which can make you hypo transiently, and then you recover. ...Read more

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Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

The lower neck.: The bulk of the thyroid gland lies on both sides of your wind-pipe in your neck. This area is just above the bony notch at the top of your breast bone. There is a small bridge of tissue that connects the two lobes. Normally you cannot see or feel this gland. See a doctor if this area is puffy, feel like you have something in your throat, or there is a tenderness or fulness in this area. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Underactive thyroid: There are different causes for it but hashimoto's thyroid disease (autoimmune) is the most common one. It runs in the family. It needs to be diagnosed and treated if you are trying to conceive or during pregnancy. It can be diagnosed on a blood test. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my thyroid gland be affecting my weight?

Is it possible for my thyroid gland be affecting my weight?

Hypothyroid ?: The master gland can influence metabolism, mood and other systems. Wise to have a full physical-do request thyroid function studies. Prior to the physical one is wise to keep a daily diary of mood/ weight/ daily activities including all meal+ choices to gain insight into the mystery of the scale. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the pros and cons of having your thyroid gland removed?

It depends: The cons are your thyroid level will drop and you will need life-long replacement with brand name t4. You also have the risks of surgery. The pros depend upon the medical indications that you need the surgery. This should be discussed in detail with your endocrinologist and your potential surgeon before making a decision. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are all thyroid gland nodules harmless?

Thyroid nodules: A very small percentage of thyroid nodules can be cancer. That is why your doctor will examine them with ultrasound and perform needle aspiration biopsy on them. If the nodule is suspicious appearing, it may need to be surgically removed. However, most are harmless. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...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