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Can a thyroglossal cyst cause weight problems?

Can a thyroglossal cyst cause weight problems?

No: These are nuisance lesions that are left over from the descent of the gland from the mouth of the unborn child. Unless infection or surgery has destroyed the entire thyroid gland, which is very unlikely, look elsewhere for the cause of weight gain -- or as is most common, see what happens to your weight when you pursue some sort of exercise that you enjoy. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal from thyroglossal cyst sistrunk procedure?

How long does it take to heal from thyroglossal cyst sistrunk procedure?

Fairly quickly: Within a week back to 80% and back to work. Completely healed about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Son has thyroglossal cyst that flares only when he's sick. In between illnesses, it's completely invisible, even on u/s. Should this be removed? How?

Son has thyroglossal cyst that flares only when he's sick. In between illnesses, it's completely invisible, even on u/s. Should this be removed? How?

Yes : Scheduling an excision on an elective basis, it's less likely that he could have a serious bacterial infection of the area. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

Embryology: When your body was forming in the womb, your tongue (glossus) and thyroid gland arose from the same primordial tissues. As the tissues that would become your thyroid gland moved down in to your neck, they left remnants of those precursor tissues. Later in life, they became cystic, became infected with oral (usually) bacteria and became abscessed. Speak to your doctor about its removal. ...Read more

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I just had a thyroglossal cyst removed about a week ago. Is it safe for me to smoke?

I just had a thyroglossal cyst removed about a week ago. Is it safe for me to smoke?

Seriously?: It has never been safe to smoke--especially after oral, nasal or throat surgery! Talk to your surgeon before doing anything to further harm you or delay/prevent healing of a surgical site. ...Read more

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When thyroglossal cyst identified by the Doctor at the age of 28 what can I do now?

When thyroglossal cyst identified by the Doctor at the age of 28 what can I do now?

You can see surgeon: For removal, they can get infected, will cause discomfort, even has sight incidence of cancer, the best option get it removed ...Read more

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If there is no problem for thyroglossal cyst & Doctor suggest to operation -will it better for me to operation?

If there is no problem for thyroglossal cyst & Doctor suggest to operation -will it better for me to operation?

Thyroglossal Cyst: Most surgeons recommend removal because there is a small (1 percent) chance of conversion to malignancy. However, it's would not be unreasonable to observe either. Other factors that direct surgical intervention include the size of the cyst and presence of symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, recurrent infections, shortness of breath, lump in the neck, and also if there is a concern for a tumor. ...Read more

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My son's thyroglossal cyst was detected since he was 7 years old. What is it and how can it be treated?

My son's thyroglossal cyst was detected since he was 7 years old. What is it and how can it be treated?

See below: A cyst over the duct connecting the root of tongue and thyroid gland is called thyroglossal duct cyst. Treatment will be the surgical resection of entire duct. ...Read more

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Is thyroglossal cyst curable?

Is thyroglossal cyst curable?

Thyroglossal Cyst: Surgical treatment is offered for removal of the cyst and connecting ducts. If it becomes infected, antibiotics may be needed, but do not make the cyst or its branches go away. ...Read more

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For thyroglossal cyst. Is surgery necessary?

For thyroglossal cyst. Is surgery necessary?

Yes: These can get fairly large and cause problems with swallowing or become infected. ...Read more

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What should I expect to happen after a thyroglossal cyst operation?

What should I expect to happen after a thyroglossal cyst operation?

DISCOMFORT: You will have discomfort during swallowing and while turning your head. Swelling in the neck and around the incision should resolve within a week to ten days start drinking as soon as possible and slowly go to soft foods and then back to a regular diet make sure to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband had a thyroglossal cyst removed at 14, but it has since returned as an adult. The doctor didn't seem concerned. Thoughts?

My husband had a thyroglossal cyst removed at 14, but it has since returned as an adult. The doctor didn't seem concerned. Thoughts?

Recurrent: Although the cyst was removed, the tract may have been persistent below, within or above the hyoid bone which may result in recurrence. This should be removed if recurrently infected or enlarging. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal cyst?

What is a thyroglossal cyst?

Rudimentary duct: Thyroglossal duct cyst is a rudimentary duct located at the dorsal base of the tongue at foramen coecum. It goes down to the thyroid cartilage. Usually it is asymptomatic but may get infected and interfere with swallowing, breathing, etc. The treatment is surgical and involves incision on the neck with removal of the entire cyst with the anterior portion of hyoid bone to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How can I treat thyroglossal cyst?

How can I treat thyroglossal cyst?

Surgery: Thyroglossal duct cysts can not be treated with medicine and do not go away on their own. Cancers in thyroglossal duct cysts have also been reported. ...Read more

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What exactly is a thyroglossal cyst?

What exactly is a thyroglossal cyst?

Thyroglossal cyst: Is a cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct and usually presents as a midline neck lump that is usually painless and smooth. If infected pain can occur. There may be difficulty breathing or swallowing, especially if the lump becomes large. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for thyroglossal cyst?

What do you recommend for thyroglossal cyst?

See you doc: A thyroglossal duct cyst is a neck mass or lump that develops from cells and tissues remaining after the formation of the thyroid gland. It is most commonly diagnosed in childhood after an upper respiratory infection when it enlarges and becomes painful. Treatment can involve just simple antibiotics or, in some cases surgery. See your doc for an evaluation and to form a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My sister says she has thyroglossal cyst. What is that?

My sister says she has thyroglossal cyst. What is that?

Thyroglossal cyst: A thyroglossal cyst (or thyroglossal duct cyst) is due to a congenital defect in which the embryonic tissue of the thyroid gland did not complete its process of differentiation in the normal manner. The defect is present at birth, but the symptoms of a nontender swelling in the midline in the front of the neck can develop at any time during life. Treatment is surgical removal of the cyst. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of thyroglossal cyst?

What are the most common symptoms of thyroglossal cyst?

Soft lump under chin: This is the most common finding... You may not have any symptom at all beside a lump, relatively soft/cystic, under your chin area.
If infected, can cause pain.
If grows too large, can cause trouble with swallowing and even breathing.... So check with your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thyroglossal cyst?

What is the definition or description of: Thyroglossal cyst?

Definition: A thyroglossal cyst is a fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct. It is a developmental anomaly. See an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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Difference bw thyroglossal cyst and ectopic thyroid?

Difference bw thyroglossal cyst and ectopic thyroid?

Thyroid: The thyroid develops near the base of the tongue and descends to its normal position at the bottom of the neck through the thyroglossal duct. The duct usually disappears, but if a portion stays open, a cyst (fluid-filled) can develop. There is no actual thyroid tissue in these cysts. Ectopic thyroid means that actual thyroid tissue is left behind somewhere along the path of migration. ...Read more

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My son is scheduled to have dental work while sedated next week. We just found out he has to have a thyroglossal cyst removed. Can these be combined?

My son is scheduled to have dental work while sedated next week. We just found out he has to have a thyroglossal cyst removed.  Can these be combined?

Problem: I do not think there is any problem. Plenty of time in between for the drugs to clear off.
There is some discussion regarding the effect of general anesthesia on little children. There are conditions implicated and some anesthesia drugs incriminated more than others. Statistically wise it was never proven anesthesia in little children can be linked to any diseases, mental conditions, or autism. ...Read more

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Answer to dr. Daniel: it's my 3-year-old son. He suddenly developed a lump under his chin, and the ENT suspects that it's a thyroglossal cyst.

Answer to dr. Daniel: it's my 3-year-old son.  He suddenly developed a lump under his chin, and the ENT suspects that it's a thyroglossal cyst.

Likely diagnosis: A midline neck mass in a child is usually benign. Thyroglossal duct cyst and dermoid cysts are the most common. Sometimes a lymph node will pop up. Depending on the examination the ENT will make a determination if it needs to be removed. If it is suspected to be a thyroglossal duct cyst removal is necessary before it gets infected and becomes a problem. ...Read more

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Son had neck lump last month which doc suspected is thyroglossal cyst. Was treated for strep and lump shrank. Now has cough and again swollen. Why?

Son had neck lump last month which doc suspected is thyroglossal cyst.  Was treated for strep and lump shrank.  Now has cough and again swollen.  Why?

Lump: Neck lump that partially responds to antibiotics needs to be further investigated. Neck ultrasound would be the first step. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Doc suspects my son has a thyroglossal cyst. If antibiotics made it shrink and almost disappear, would that indicate that it's not actually a cyst?

Doc suspects my son has a thyroglossal cyst.  If antibiotics made it shrink and almost disappear, would that indicate that it's not actually a cyst?

No: May require surgery. Keep an eye on it, and have it evaluated by both an ear/nose? Throat specialist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Find out more before you proceed. ...Read more

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Can a thyroglossal cyst be diagnosed if at the time the ultrasound is done, the swelling has completely gone down due to antibiotic treatment?

Perhaps: As long as the thyroglossal duct cyst is a few millimeters in size it should be visible even if not palpable. However, why do you think that you have a thyroglossal duct cyst? Was this demonstrated before on ct or ultrasound? ...Read more

Dr. Beatrice Taylor
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Asbestos (Definition)

Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more


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Thyroglossal Cyst (Definition)

A thyroglossal cyst is a fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct. It is a developmental anomaly. See an ...Read more