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What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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I'm wondering are hashimoto's disease and multinodular goiter linked together?

I'm wondering are hashimoto's disease and multinodular goiter linked together?

They Can Be!: Whenever the thyroid is under an autoimmune attack, the possibility of developing a multinodular goiter is significantly increased. Whether the goiter and nodules are from Hashimoto's or not, they need to be addressed and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

With history of graves disease, and now TSH 7 and multinodular goiter, likelyhood of cancer?

Increased likelihood: Yes, likelihood of thyroid CA is increased with chronic thyroid disease like yours. It does not mean though that you already have or definitively will have CA, but you MAY develop it. You must be monitored to have a chance to catch CA early. At this time the only advise I give is to be consistent with your treatments and follow ups as it is recommended by your treating MD. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Which cancers and/or diseases cause heart problems and migraines?

Which cancers and/or diseases cause heart problems and migraines?

Broad question: Any cancer that becomes metastatic to the pericardium will cause heart disease - breast and lung cancer are examples. Primary cancer of the heart occurs but is, thankfully, very rare. Migraines are genetically determined and influenced by hormone status. The 2 diseases are not related. Migraine is not generally a risk factor for heart disease altho may correlate with vasospastic disorders. ...Read more

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Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

No cancer: If pituitary adenoma is producing excess growth hormone there is an association between cartilage tumor and the presence of growth hormone. The way drug pharma evaluates growth hormone in to deliver the hormone to animals to evaluate cartilage proliferation ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Not at all: In CD your body makes antibodies that attack the gut tissue. These antibodies do attack the thyroid & do not cause goiter. The fact that you have CD makes you more prone to quirks in your immune system such as an immune attack on your thyroid gland. People should never self label as CD, but have the tests done and medical follow up because of the added risk of other autoimmune diseases or cancer. ...Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to pituitary and thymus?

Is hypothyroidism related to pituitary and thymus?

Partly: The pituitary directs the body's glands to produce hormones and thus a defect in the signaling system to the thyroid may cause hypothyroidism. The thymus is more concerned with immune processing and has no direct role in hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Thyroid and mood: Hyperthyroidism often causes anxiety. Hypothyroidism can lead to several psychiatric problems, most commonly depression. There can also be cognitive (thinking) impairment, and in severe (and rare) cases, psychosis. Correcting the thyroid imbalance usually corrects the changes in mood and thinking. ...Read more

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Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not related to the pituitary (although you should probably get that worked up). ...Read more

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Are strokes and cancer normal symptoms of huntington's disease?

Are strokes and cancer normal symptoms of huntington's disease?

No: Stroke & cancer are in no way related to huntington's disease, rest assured. They are all completely separate, unrelated conditions. Best of luck, rmh :). ...Read more

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How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

Several reasons: 1. Diabetes out of control- you break down fat/ muscle when sugars high 2. If lack pancreatic enzymes which help absorb nutrients, lose nutrients in stool, don't absorb them so essentially patient is 'starving'. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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