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Bronchitis Goiter Gp
13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too.Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp wont help find answer. Idea?
Previous thyroid issue, goiter has enlarged more but TSH 1.25 never been so low total T4 19.6 antib 9 please see history for other symp gp says norm?
Thyroid level OK: The size of your thyroid is usually not related to the function. It appears that you are on thyroid hormone, presumably because your thyroid level was low. The total T4 level may be high because of high TBG related to oral contraceptives. A free T4 level will be more accurate, but the normal TSH indicates that you are on the correct dose of levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
31 years old, pnuemonia successfully treated 6 weeks ago. Now pretty sure I have bronchitis, should I contact gp?
Had cough 3 weeks, high temp & diag bronchitis in 3rd week. Penicillin. Now coughing up white frothy phlegm. Is this normal or should I go back to gp?
Hi Drs, Ive lost my voice 11 days ago and still struggling, is this normal? Been to GP twice,laryngitis and then they said bronchitis, still have pain in upper back and front ribs. Is it normal to still struggle with my voice?
Hi. Lost my voice 9 days ago. Went to Dr 25/5, she confirmed Laryngitis. Shooting chest pains and upper back, back to GP 30/5, said it bronchitis. Voice still not back and chest and back still sore, should I worry as Ive been to the GP twice. ?
Not yet: This timeline is still consistent with a viral bronchitis and laryngitis. Shooting chest and back pains are nonspecific and not necessarily indicative of more serious infection. Worrisome symptoms would be fever, chills, sweats,heavy cough productive of discolored sputum, sharp chest pain with a deep breath, wheezing and shortness of breath. Any of these symptoms would warrant another examination. ...Read more
Swollen thyroid past 5 mos. No nodules, no antibodies & thyroid levels in normal range. Gp says 'asymptomatic goiter' but I have super dry skin, brittle hair falling out, very hard stools. What to do?
I currently have a goiter & im very scared because i was informed they could b cancerous. Are there anyways to get rid of it on my own?.Im uninsured:(
Iodine: First, it would be best if you could find a free or low-cost clinic to have this examined. If it is truly a goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid, the most common cause is a lack of iodine in the diet. This is rare in the us because we have iodine added to our salt. But if that's the cause of your goiter, it's possible that increasing iodine-rich foods (eggs, fish, shellfish, yogurt) could help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goiter: Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not. If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have been diagnosed with this in the past. Have your PCP check your thyroid (physical exam) and order appropriate lab studies and if it is OK don't worry but get the same labs done annually. ...Read more
Variable: Goiter simply means a growth in the thyroid. Three things: 1) what are your thyroid function tests? Hyperthyroidism is managed differently from goiters with normal or low function. 2) usually an ultrasound is done to look for nodules suspicious for cancer - with biopsy if needed, 3) goiters are sometimes removed if they are enlarging significantly or cause swallowing or breathing issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: If it is a diffuse goiter, it may be caused by high tsh, which can arise in hypothyroidism or iodine deficiency (rare in usa, as salt is iodinated) or excessive goitrogens in susceptible ppl (like cauliflower). Treating the hypothyroidism can slow growth, if the above is the cause. If enlarging modules is the cause, surgery. Depends on cause, radioactive iodine may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goiter: Goiter is referred to enlarged thyroid gland. Visible enlargement may be the only symptom of it. Depending on the nature of the problem, there will be various symptoms present. Benign goiters may have minimal symptoms if small, while malignant or large benign ones may interfere with swallowing and / or breathing to name a few. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. "Goiter" simply refers to abnormal thyroid size and/or shape. Goiter can be diffuse, lumpy, multinodular, or solitary nodular. Thyroid shape/size abnormalities (goiters) can be associated with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, normal thyroid function, benign tumors, and thyroid cancer. "Cure" of goiter depends on underlying cause. I would recommend you see an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iodized salt: Iodine supplementation, mainly through iodized salt, has eradicated iodine-deficiency, or endemic, goiter in the United States. Furthermore, certain foods (cassava and millet) eaten more commonly in some developing countries contain substances that promote the formation of goiter when iodine intake is marginal. ...Read more
Thyroid enlargement: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. Most cases are not cancer (but a doc needs to examine you and probably do an ultrasound). The most common cause in the usa is living in an area that has soil that is deficient in iodine. Many goiters seem to run in families. At least 5% of all women have some nodules in their thyroid and this goes up to nearly half if screened with ultrasound. ...Read more