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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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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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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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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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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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How could body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

How could body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

Consider putting : this question in context? Was there loss of body hair in any specific body locations? If yes, what are the locations? Did you do some form of procedure that led to the hair loss or too shorter hair? If yes, what? If no, did you have other symptoms at the time of hair loss? There isn't enough information to be able to provide you with the guidance you seek. ...Read more

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Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Yes: Stress can result in many effects including hair shedding on anybody- male or female, Stress can also elevate cortisol levels that in turn can lower testosterone. Hair can grow back if the underlying issues are addressed. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 ...Read more

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How may I grow my eyebrows out to be thicker and get hair to grow in spots it doesn't, and also give growth to eyelashes?

How may I grow my eyebrows out to be thicker and get hair to grow in spots it doesn't, and also give growth to eyelashes?

See a dermatologist: Thinning eyebrows and eyelashes can be a sign of internal disease. I would seek the help of an experienced dermatologist to seek out a cause which will guide treatment. Some possible causes include thyroid disease and autoimmune hair loss (alopecia areata). There is a prescription medicine that can help grow eyelashes and possibly eyebrow. It is called "Latisse". Your dermatologist can provide ...Read more

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Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If hair thinning is caused by a crashed diet can the hair grow back once diet is returned to normal?

If hair thinning is caused by a crashed diet can the hair grow back once diet is returned to normal?

Diet: Your hair may go back to "normal" but whether or not it does is second fiddle to going back to a normal diet. ...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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Will cutting upper lip hair with scissors cause ingrown hairs or cause it to grow back thicker and darker in a female with hirsutism and POCS?

Will cutting upper lip hair with scissors cause ingrown hairs or cause it to grow back thicker and darker in a female with hirsutism and POCS?

Well : Anytime you cut or shave hair close to scan it can result in ingrown hairs are the girls back. Cutting or shaving hair does not cause it to grow back thicker or darker ...Read more

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Can you give me advice* how can body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

Healthy growth: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more