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Can a goiter grow back after being removed?

Can a goiter grow back after being removed?

Yes: It is not common, but is possible. I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion of the gland. This dramatically increases the chances of thyroid regrowth. However, even after a standard thyroidectomy, it very rarely possible for the thyroid to regrow from the minute amount of tissue that may be left behind. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Had a shave removal of a mole, which was benign, but it grew back. Can the removal change the cells to cause it to grow back cancerous?

Had a shave removal of a mole, which was benign, but it grew back. Can the removal change the cells to cause it to grow back cancerous?

Get is excised: A mole can recur which is probably the case with you right now. But it can also be a melanoma. I would recommend you going to a surgeon and get this mole completely re-excised and examined by a pathologist so that you will be able to get a formal pathology report just to be sure that you do not have a melanoma which has been treated as a mole, first time around. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Hair: I presume you lost your hair because of treatment of a thyroid cancer. Is that correct? If so your hair may not grow back but attractive wigs will make you look gorgeous again. Go for it! ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? how long has it been there? is it growing in size or static? There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. if the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more

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Can a uterus grow back?

Can a uterus grow back?

No: definitely not. Just this year there have been a small number (less than 10) of experimental surgeries transplanting a uterus that seem to have "worked" - the transplant is not yet rejected. It's still way too early to know whether pregnancy would be possible, and it's definitely 100% experiment at this point. ...Read more

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How fast can gallstones grow? Is it possible for them to get a lot bigger or grow to a large size within a month or two?

How fast can gallstones grow? Is it possible for them to get a lot bigger or grow to a large size within a month or two?

Not likely that: Gallstones grow rapidly within a month or two. Size of stones is not as important as the symptoms they cause, however. Multiple small stones can sometimes cause more problems than single larger stone. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Yes: The cancer begins as a lump. Its growth rate is variable depending on the cancer type. If you get a cure with radiation or chemotherapy, there may be a scar where the cancer was or where is spread; it shouldn't grow. ...Read more

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I was found to be anemic due to the large fibroids .My hair -head, has stopped growing.What could be the cause?After surgery, will it grow back longer?

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I was found to be anemic due to the large fibroids .My hair -head, has stopped growing.What could be the cause?After surgery, will it grow back longer?

Maybe but it depends: Your hair can stop growing due to major stress. Typically we think of child birth and hospitalizations but extreme anemia can do this too. Assuming your thyroid is normal and your blood count recovers after your operation, then we would expect your hair to return to normal. But expect several months to go by before you see a full head of hair again. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous tumour grow on your cartilage?

Can a cancerous tumour grow on your cartilage?

Yes: It can either arise from, or grow into cartilage. The fancy name is chondrosarcoma. ...Read more

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Can a receding hairline in women come back after thyroid treatment?

Can a receding hairline in women come back after thyroid treatment?

Maybe: The hair loss with low or high thyroid is usually generalized, that is not just receding but all over. If it is due to the thyroid it may take up to 3 mo. To fully recover after the thyroid is optimally treated. Rogain usually works only for hair loss on the crown. If the receding hair is not due to the thyroid it may be due to high dhea and/or testosterone. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive hair to grow on chin and neck of a woman?

What can cause excessive hair to grow on chin and neck of a woman?

Pcos: It means that she has high testosterone state in her body. One of the most common causes of that is polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is associated with irregular periods. There are multiple treatment options for it. The specialists that deal with it are the gynecologist and sometimes the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a benign nodule in a thyroid turn into bad ones?

No: Thyroid cancers start as thyroid cancers and form cancerous nodules. Benign nodules start benign and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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How big can a swollen turbinate grow in your body?

How big can a swollen turbinate grow in your body?

Turbinate: Turbinates are in the nasal cavity. There are typically three. Best way to visualize is that they are stairs leading up into the sinuses. They can be inflamed which leads to turbinate hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause a sore spot in spine? I do not have a history of scoliosis, will it develop over the years due to bad posture? Thanks.

Does scoliosis cause a sore spot in spine? I do not have a history of scoliosis, will it develop over the years due to bad posture? Thanks.

No ; no: Scoli runs in families, women>males. Some are idiopathic, no known cause, some r due 2 structural abnormalities in the vertebrae. Starts early in pre teen and stops when growth is complete. It is a silent problem and visible on x-ray or physical exam. At 25 u r out of the woods 4 developing scoli, but 4 peace of mind, have a screening done by ur ortho guy. ...Read more

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Can a malignant thyroid nodule grow quickly?

Can a malignant thyroid nodule grow quickly?

Yes: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer. Papillary, follcular, and medullary thyroid cancers are typically slow growing. Anaplastic thyroid cancer are very fast growing. Fortunately, this type of cancer is very rare. ...Read more

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