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My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. What are the chances they are cancer?

My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. What are the chances they are cancer?

It depends somewhat: On how the calcium is located and deposited on the ultrasound. If she has nodule (s) with calcification a thyroid biopsy and certain lab are indicated. Have her discuss it with her physician. ...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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Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Nodule?: Hi. We usually consider "microcalcifications" in the setting of a thyroid nodule. You wouldn't know about the "calcium deposits on thyroid" without an ultrasound, but I hate to guess and assume, and you don't mention a nodule. So just let me say, if this is a thyroid nodule (often hypodense) with microcalcifications, do the FNA that was obviously recommended. Don't ignore it! Do the FNA! ...Read more

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Had an x ray of my neck and chiropractor stated I take to my family dr as it appears I have calcium deposits on my thyroid, what can cause this?

Had an x ray of my neck and chiropractor stated I take to my family dr as it appears I have calcium deposits on my thyroid, what can cause this?

Thyroid lump likely: 1/3 of folks with calcium deposits have thyroid lumps which may be benign or malignant. Important you see your doctor or an endocrinologist who will likely have a CT scan done ...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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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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What does the thyroid gland do?

What does the thyroid gland do?

Endocrine Gland: 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 located in the neck.
It also controls body's temperature ...Read more

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What happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

Why was it removed?: You need to address the issue of why it was removed in the first place. Was it hyperthyroid? Nodules? Cancer? There are lots of issues and it is best you sort this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

Thyroidectomy: If all/most of the gland is removed, you will become hypothyroid, which is easily treated with levothyroxine, and you will feel fine. Potential complications of surgery is removal of the parathyroids, or damage to the nerve to the vocal cords, but this is uncommon when performed by a surgeon who does this procedure regularly. ...Read more

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What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

No nodules: No lumps or bumps. Sort of filler-language to reassure. Most thyroids are grossly homogeneous. ...Read more

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What are the normal measurements of thyroid gland?

What are the normal measurements of thyroid gland?

Everyone differs: There are standard ranges of normal, but many, many patients feel better when they're treated not by the numbers, but by their symptoms. Google "stop the thyroid madness" for more info. Weird name, helpful site. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

Endocrine Gland: 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 located in the neck. ...Read more

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Why thyroid gland is unique? Please I need the answer as soon as...

Why thyroid gland is unique? Please I need the answer as soon as...

Thyroid: Please go online and look up all the information you need to see if your thyroid is or is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if my thyroid gland has being removed?

Need levothyroxine: You need to replace thyroid hormone with levothyroxine. The dose varies, but it is relatively easy to adjust and it should not affect your other life functions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: Symptoms may include:
fatigue
increased sensitivity to cold
constipation
dry skin
unexplained weight gain
puffy face
hoarseness
muscle weakness
elevated blood cholesterol level
muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
thinning hair
slowed heart rate
depression
impaired memory. ...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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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 could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

Goiter: Enlarged gland is usually due to inflammation. This is commonly an antibody reaction against your thyroid called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or hashimotos disease. In some cases goiter is due to masses, cysts or nodules. ...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