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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits On Thyroid Gland

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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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What are calcium stones in my thyroid glands? Is it harmful?

What are calcium stones in my thyroid glands? Is it harmful?

Serious implications: Calcification in thyroid gland needs investigation , as most of thyroid calcifications are associated with thyroid cancers , like punctate calcifications , calcification in thyroid nodule etc You need to see your doctor , benign calcium deposits are possible ...Read more

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My daughter has a 1.1cm hypoechoic density on the lt. Thyroid gland inferior to the parathyroid gland (hx: hoshimoto's) should we be concerned?

My daughter has a 1.1cm hypoechoic density on the lt. Thyroid gland inferior to the parathyroid gland (hx: hoshimoto's) should we be concerned?

Would biopsy: I would generally biopsy any lump on the thyroid gland 1cm or larger. Hashimoto's does make the results of the biopsy a little more confusing sometimes, but that wouldn't keep me from doing an ultrasound guided needle biopsy. Talk to a surgeon who regularly performs thyroid surgery. ...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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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

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What is the cause of calcium 10.3, TSH 4.780 , vitamin d 18 and parathyroid is normal?

What is the cause of calcium 10.3, TSH 4.780 , vitamin d 18 and parathyroid is normal?

Hyperparathyroidism: The question is... Is the PTH too high for this level of blood calcium. You may have very mild hpt. Just follow the blood levels for now. Tsh is on the high side. ...Read more

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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How can one diseased parathyroid gland be found?

How can one diseased parathyroid gland be found?

Find parathyroid: 1. Ultrasound because it's cheap and can be done by most high volume practitioners in their office. 2. 4D CT. This is new but far superior to the former number 2. 3. SPECT CT Tc 99 sestamibi or other sestamibi based scan. 4. If you go to 4 or beyond, your a special case and make sure you have a really experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

What's the context?: Was the calcium deposition in liver vasculature, in a cyst, a tumor, in granulomas? Was it generalized or localized (e.g. At a site of trauma, surgery, biopsy)? Was the sonogram performed for symptoms or follow-up of underlying liver or systemic disease? Lots to consider before rendering an educated guess. ...Read more

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Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland? How large can parathyroid masses grow? Are they benign?

Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland?  How large can parathyroid masses grow?  Are they benign?

Parathyroid glands: ...are located on the back of the thyroid gland. ("Parathyroid" literally means next to the thyroid) They are usually benign, but often secrete parathyroid hormone. This can symptoms from very high blood calcium levels, often before the gland is noticeably enlarged. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules , plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Can  hashimoto cause swallowing problems?  Anti-tpo  over 1300, 2 nodules , plus  one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Swallowing difficult: Yes -- if the goiter is large. Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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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

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Can a solid thyroid nodule affect my iron levels?

No, No relationship: There is no relationship here. Have your thyroid nodule taken care of by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left thyro. shrinks 7mm n 10 mnths on same side of abnormal growing cysts in thyroid cartilage, but hashimotos antibodies negative, could it b graves?

Left thyro. shrinks 7mm n 10 mnths on same side of abnormal growing cysts in thyroid cartilage, but hashimotos antibodies negative, could it b graves?

Grave's?: It could be Grave's but you won't be able to know that till you see your Endocrinologist. If you have not yet seen an Endocrinologist please set up an appointment. Hope all goes well - suspect it will be OK. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago parathyroid dumped calcium, coded, 19 gram tumor and one pt gland removed. ever since my thyroid lvls very high 50+ taking 200 mcg synthroid (thyroxine)?

2 yrs ago parathyroid dumped calcium, coded, 19 gram tumor and one pt gland removed. ever since my thyroid lvls very high 50+ taking 200 mcg synthroid (thyroxine)?

Hypothyroidism: I assume you had the thyroid removed also. Yes TSH is the way to follow the adequacy of the treatment , you may even need a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). Some time people benefit from taking t3 and t4 or different preparations might work ...Read more

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131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals cyst AND tumor of partoid gland. What should I do. Remove or watch?

131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals  cyst AND tumor of partoid gland.  What should I do. Remove or watch?

Benign tumor?: Hi. I'm sorry about the parotid gland; usually the lemon drops during the therapy period prevent that. I am assuming it's not a malignant tumor, or your doc would have already told you it needs to come out (I've never seen sialadenitis from 131-I cause cancer). Confer with the ENT surgeon you're seeing about risks vs. benefits of removal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Dr, is thyroid mass lesion with no calcification and cavitation dangerous? While thyroid hormone also normal.

Hi Dr, is thyroid mass lesion with no calcification and cavitation dangerous? While thyroid hormone also normal.

It depends on size: Any thyroid lesions larger than 2cm in size are best removed. This solves the problem and the pathology examination can help to find out the nature of such a mass and rule out Cancer. ...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