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Can Armour Thyroid Med Cause Enlarged Thyroid Nodule
The main reason physicians will tell you not to use it, it that since 2002, the american association of clinical endocrinologists does not recommend the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general,
desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 (liothyronine) free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?
Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T4 only and get it regulated. Also, have repeat thyroid biopsy with afirma test and consider surgery to remove nodule depending upon lab and ultrasound. ...Read more
Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?
Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally (not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab. Make sure that you are not anemic (check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...Read more
Can a neck MRI show thyroid nodules/cancer? Enlarged thyroid, upcoming routine MRI for ms... Could the test look at both issues?
Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?
If the FNA: Is definitively "negative" not just inconclusive, many endocrinologists would just observe and follow-up at a later date w/repeat lab, exam and ultrasound. There are other factors as well, and best discussed with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules, plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds
Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med
No relationship: A solitary nodule of the thyroid urrelatede to elevated liver enzymes. When a solitary nodule enlarges and is unrelated to a goitre, there is a potential for this nodule which if solid on sonogram and non funtional on scan might represent a transforming adenoma and as such should be resected. The elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated separately. ...Read more
Most: Thyroid nodules are benign some however can be cancerous. If you have a lump in your thyroid it should be followed closely by your doctor. Most benign thyroid nodules occur spontaneously without any known cause. As often happens with organs that have a secretory function (ie ovaries)fluid filled inclusions can form and grow. Follow-up with your treating physician. ...Read more
It could be a colloid cyst - an accumulation of thyroid hormone. It could be a benign adenoma - an area of thyroid gland that is growing slightly differently/faster than the rest of the gland.
Most physicians follow benign thyroid nodules to see if they are growing or changing, which may necessitate another biopsy. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: I am not sure that the ultrasound can actually detect accurately such a small change. Were there lymph nodes? Are there other nodules? Is there concomitant Hashimotos? What is your TSH? Many questions. You should see someone (perhaps an endocrinologist) who can biopsy the nodule, if it looks like something worth a biopsy. ...Read more
4cm thyroid nodule significantly decreasing in size within a week (now barely noticeable). What can cause this?
Possible: It can if it's large enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do all nodules caused by Hashimotos have similar characteristics? Do they have a greater or lower chance of being cancerous as other thyroid nodules?
Nodules hypothyroid: The most common cause of low thyroid is autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The lumps in the thyroid can and do exist with the Hashimoto's but don't cause the underlying problem. It is possible that a thyroid gland can become so full of thyroid nodules that it becomes unfunctional, but this is unusual. ...Read more
Hmm: Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are from small calcium deposits in the cells. Thyroid cancer can be associated with this finding, however, benign nodules can also have them. A nodule with microcalcifications should have a fine needle aspiration to help diagnose which it is. ...Read more
Have severe insomnia after starting Armour Thyroid for hypothyroid. Stopped med for 6 weeks to resolve insomnia. No success. Restart meds anyway?
Had 7mm thyroid nodule that went away in a month. Also found to have thyroiditis. Dr said thyroiditis can cause thyroid to look like it has a nodule?
Correct: Your doctor is right. Ultrasound picks up the most tiny of abberations, and a 7 mm nodule may well be of no consequence, or be part of the heterogeneity of hashimotos thyroiditis or scarring left over from subacute thyroiditis. A cancerous nodule would not "go away" so you don't need to worry. ...Read more
Vascular: Thyroid nodules can be very vascular and may not have a firm supporting structure so vessels in the nodule can break causing bleeding into it. Sometimes it can lose the blood supply in the center and become necrotic and then hemorrhage. Rarely there can be a viral thyroid infection causing swelling and pain. ...Read more
I have positive ANA nd enlarge thyroid nd thyroid nodule nd englarge parotid gland is this a possiblitie of sjorgren syndrome?
7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule found 5 months postpartum. Tsh was also low. Did hyperthyroidism cause the nodule?
What may be a possible cause of increased peripheral vascularity around a 1cm slightly hypoechoic thyroid nodule?
Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?
FNB is safe: FNB is commonly done on thyroid nodules and lumps in the breast. It is the first step to make a diagnosis of Cancer. it is better to do FNB than surgery to remove a lump the surgeon needs to know ahead of time what he/she is removing? FNB next is the way to go in your case. ...Read more
What issues can mild von willebrand cause during a thyroid nodule biopsy? Anything to be concerned about?
Thyroid nodule measured 3.1 CM and both lobes around 6 CM last year. FNA was normal. Now nodule is 3.6 CM and both lobes are now around 4 cm. Causes?
You need: A biopsy with gene expression profileGet a more detailed answer ›
Can benign thyroid nodules that haven't caused pain in the past, become a painful ache and hurt when swallowing now? I have several of various sizes.
Took Armour thyroid for hypothyroid. High dose led to severe insomnia. Stopped med. Insomnia persists after 5 wks. No meds work can't sleep at all?
7 x 17 mm large thyroid nodule, others also, cause dizziness, tingling, head numbness, sick feeling?
No: But it should be evaluated and biopsied. Make sure you're on brand name replacement. ...Read more
For over 2 yrs. I have had pain in the front of my neck as well as bi-lateral enlarged lymph nodes. Two 1.5 cm thyroid nodules just found. Thoughts?
Thyroid issues: Thyroid conditions such as thyroiditis and nodules can exist and cause symptoms for years. The thyroid nodules need to be biopsied and if the lymph nodes are enlarged enough, they may also need to be biopsied for a more specific diagnosis. Certainly, thyroid lab tests also need to be done if not done already. Good luck ...Read more
Thyroid nodule grew from 1.2 to 1.7 since last ultrasound in april. Had biopsy today, freaking out! I was diagnosed with hashimotos worried cancer?
A 0.08ml thyroid nodule grew to 1, 44ml over 7y and new 0.03ml nodule found. Hormones ok, taking 50mg levothyroxin, fnac done in 07 - benign, calcitonin 12.3ng/l. Should I get thyroidectomy?
Thyroidologist: Has the new nodule been biopsied? Your cacitonin level sounds indeterminate. It appears you're in good hands and I think such an important decision regarding prophylactic thyroidectomy is best made by both you and your thyroidologist. Usually the presence of more than 1 nodule suggests benign nodules, but nodules are watched more closely in men. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule with rare cluster ofoverlapping enlarged cells, grooves and pale chromatin. Rebiopsy or surgery? 2.9x1.1x2.2 cm
You have a choice: The results you are sharing are benign. The cells were likely from a fna biopsy. The size of your thyroid nodule meets criteria for removal, greater than 2.5 cm. Okay to talk to your doc and your surgeon about risk/benefits of waiting a few months with repeat ultrasound versus surgery now to remove one side of your thyroid. Good luck. ...Read more
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