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Could Chronic Sinusitis Be Causing Thyroid Multinodular Goiter
Can allergies and chronic sinusitis cause excessive post nasal drip and swollen neck glands for 8 weeks? In sched for sinus surgery in 2 months.
Yes: Both conditions can cause your problem. Do note that sinus surgery would help if you have obstruction at the sinus openings. Else you should consult an allergist prior to undergoing the surgery.
Need more info: Not sure what you mean by "test results" but u cannot know that u have multinodular goiter from a blood test. A thyroid ultrasound can give u this diagnosis in which case u will need a blood test called TSH to know what to do next. No thyroid scan needed unless the TSH is low. Thyroid ultrasound vs. Biopsy might be needed depends on the size and characteristics of the nodules but need more info.See 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If you treat with levothyroxine, lowering the tsh, the goiter may shrink. But often it does not, at least not much. There is also a risk of inducing hyperthyroidism. If there is a cyst, aspiration of the cyst may shrink the gland, but the fluid in the cyst often comes back. If the goiter is big and compressing airway or esophagus, surgery may be needed.
I recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does thyroid affect the immune system?
Generally not: Not unless it's not functioning properly, which is different that it it has a nodule. If the nodule itself is 2.2 cm, then it needs to be biopsied.
Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?
Lumpy!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common later in life. There is little to worry about, especially without a specific "dominant" nodule over ~1cm. You should get thyroid blood work and a followup ultrasound within a few months. If the gland is huge, you may need treatment.See 2 more doctor answers
Recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does your thyroid affect the immune system?
Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition.See 1 more doctor answer
How often should a thyroid sonogram be repeated? Sono done 1 year ago showed heterogeneous multinodular goiter.
It depends: Upon a variety of factors, such as clinical changes, palpation by physician, prior ultrasound and lab findings, biopsy findings (if biopsy was done), personal and family history etc. Check w/your physician who should be able to tell you. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than your generic.
I have multinodular goiter with two nodules measuring 10 mm and 11 mm on each lobe, then there are scattered ones throughout my thyroid. Biopsy?
Depends: The decision to biopsy is made between you and your treating physician. It depends on your level of comfort, what it looks like on ultrasound and whether or not it had changed from previous ultrasounds. Your choice right now is to undergo biopsy or do another ultrasound in 1 year and biopsy only if changes are seen. Both choices are reasonable.See 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter (positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?
Sono showed dominant nodule is a heterogeneous nodule. Evidence of hypoechoic on left and right lobes. Multinodular goiter with all nodules over 1cm. Can this be thyroid cancer.
No: Cancer of the thyroid is rarely ever seen in a moltinodular goiter The malignant lesion starts as a solitary adenoma that is cold on scan. If such a lesion noted, even if benign there is a 30% conversion to carcinoma. It is recommended that all cold solitary nodules be removed and pathology defined at the time of removal, not by needle bx. Goitres that are multinodular are never biopsied.See 1 more doctor answer
Is mild upper back (just below neck) discomfort during chronic sinusitis flare ups and unrelated to cardiovascular issues due to the sinusitis itself?
I have pharyngitis and bronchitis and chronic sinusitis and I have swollen lymph nodes is my neck and groin is that bad?
I have a Multinodular goiter with 7 nodules, largest 2 on isthmus at 2.1 & 2.7 cm. Could these cause breathing, swallowing & voice issues when I eat?
Anatomical: Yes, these potentially could cause some issues with pressing inwards and giving feeling of pressure, and swallowing, voice issues. Your ultrasounds and exam would help delineate this more clearly though!
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism. If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
Dx with multinodular goiter. But T4, free t4, total t3, (liothyronine)tsh, & Tpo ab normal. Tg ab test is high @ 2.3 Iu/ml. Range 0-0.9. Would this cause hypo symptoms?
Not likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the data. From what you presented, you are not hypothyroid, but are at risk for it. Please follow your doctor's advice.
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