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What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a description ...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


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What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid, symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. ...Read more

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Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland. ????

Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.  ????

Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If you have further concerns a thyroidologist or endocrinologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Describe the function of the adrenal gland?

Describe the function of the adrenal gland?

Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more

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Describe the normal action of the gland in hyperthyroidism?

Describe the normal action of the gland in hyperthyroidism?

Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more

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Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Please define: Hi. There are thyroid nodules and lymph nodes, but not "thyroid nodes". However, removal of neither thyroid nodules nor lymph nodes will affect the function of the brain. Frankly that's kind of an off the wall question. Is there something particular you're thinking of? Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

Harmless: Unless your radiologist tells you otherwise, this is usually old histoplasmosis that's fully healed. We see a lot of it here in kansas city. It's nothing at all to worry about. ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cortisol, epinephrine), hormones that affect kidney function and blood pressure (aldosterone), and sex hormones (androgens). These hormones circulate all around the body to affect the target organs and tissues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial calcification of the uterus?

What are the symptoms of endometrial calcification of the uterus?

Typically, None.: Endometrial calcifications are typically incidental and benign without any particular symptoms. They are picked up as incidental findings during ultrasound exams. Lots of detailed info in this professional paper: http://www.Jultrasoundmed.Org/content/24/5/583.Long. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this  decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause. Surgery for hyperthyroidism is either graves or hot nodule. Removing hot nodule will normalize thyroid levels. Surgery for graves is a total thyroidectomy and will require thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What this is:echogenic basal plate along the peripheral margin of much of the placenta?

What this is:echogenic basal plate along the peripheral margin of much of the placenta?

Echolucent?: There is an echoluscent plate around the placenta on us that represents the nitabuch's layer where the placenta separates after childbirth. Its absence is abnormal and results in excessive bleeding with placenta accreta. ...Read more

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What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

Calcium control: It very precisely controls the blood calcium level at a max of 10.2 mg /100 ml. If calcium rises then PTH drops, if calcium drops then PTH rises to keep in range. ...Read more

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What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

Remove lobe: If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe is indicated. If your risk is low, some physicians just remove the diseased lobe and put you on full replacement thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the chances of noduls being cancerous in the thyroid ?

What are the chances of noduls being cancerous in the thyroid ?

Scan results: If a thyroid scan show that the nodules uptake the radioactive iodine then that is less of a concern than if they do not uptake iodine(cold nodules). An endocrinologist who manages thyroid disorders is the md of choice in these matters. ...Read more

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What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

Nothing: i call this over reading.but they have to described every thing as they see it. any way you liver apparently good. calcification of the falciform ligament has no clinical significance. discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What does calcification of of thyroid tumour mean?

it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more

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What is calcification of the brain tissue?

What is calcification of the brain tissue?

Depends where: Excess calcium deposited in the tissues, usually sufficient that it can be seen on a ct scan. Whether it is a problem depends, in part, on where there is calcium. Calcium in the choroid plexus and pineal regions is a normal part of aging, for example. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypoechoic solid nodule in the thyroid gland?

Make sure: Your thyroid function is tested and treated if abnormal. Have someone review the ultrasound; unless it is very tiny, you probably need a needle biopsy. Make sure a serum thyroglobulin has been drawn as a potential tumor marker, thyroid cancer is not common, but it is always better to err on the side of safety. ...Read more