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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T Thyroidectomy, can it grow back. Same symptoms with swallowing, same feeling Of goiter Meds 125mcg tsh 0.30 lowered dose 112 mcg TSH 0.36,
What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back ?
Don't base on TSH: I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one should assess Free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 and also take how the patient is feeling into account. Here are good articles about how 11 renowned specialists optimize thyroid hormone levels: http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu Also see http://tinyurl.com/nrww2qg ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A long time: Can be a long time assymptomatic sped up by iodinated contrast dye, for example. A non-toxic multinodular goiter can grow over decades at a rate of 0-20% a year.Taking idodine by mouth in supplements or drugs or havng a heart cath can lead to toxic multinodular goiter. Most thyroid nodules with cancer are "cold nodules" that do not light up as producing thryoid hormone by radioactive iodine scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid : I assume you're talking about a thyroid goiter. If you happen to have an under active thyroid gland, then replacement therapy with a medication like levothyroxine can help reduce the size of a goiter. This would require lifelong therapy. If you had a growth in the gland, then this might require surgery. This would remove the goiter permanently. You should go see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other. One sided masses of the thyroid are more concerning for a thyroid cancer, and so should be evaluated at least with an ultrasound, and perhaps with a needle biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sleeping facedown hurt my goiter? I've had pain there the past few weeks; i sleep on my back now but the pain persists. Could I have injured it?
Shouldn't: Sleeping on your thyroid shouldn't hurt. Usually goiters don't hurt anyway. If you are having pain in your thyroid, you should have an evaluation to figure out why. ...Read more