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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Thyroid With Nodules And Thickened Isthmus

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Enlarged thyroid with nodules, feels like I'm choking when lying down. Keeps getting bigger. What would shrink it?

See ENT/endocrine: Enlarging thyroid nodules may necessitate biopsy or surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid. In patients with hypothyroidism, levothyroxine may help reduce nodule size. Otolaryngologist (ENT) and some general surgeons perform thyroidectomy. ...Read more

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How would someone go about shrinking a somewhat-enlarged thyroid (with several nodules) via diet, supplements, or similar?

How would someone go about shrinking a somewhat-enlarged thyroid (with several nodules) via diet, supplements, or similar?

Won't work: No supplement or set of food choices will outperform placebo for multinodular goiter. Your physician can shrink it if you wish using hormonal manipulations. ...Read more

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Scan says enlarged thyroid more to right with multipal isoechoic/spongy nodules largest 1.8x1.4cm with central cystic area an peripheral vascularity??

Thyroid: Thyroid are very common and can be found on exam of the neck, US or CT scan. Depending on the number of nodules, size of the nodules and any underlying thyroid disease would dictate what further work-up is needed. For larger nodules a needle biopsy with the possibility of surgical removal may be recommended. ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

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

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Blood Results say hyperthyroid if no nodules & no palpable enlarged thyroid What's the cause? Adenoids/other in the neck press on thyroid cause probs?

Blood Results say hyperthyroid if no nodules & no palpable enlarged thyroid What's the cause? Adenoids/other in the neck press on thyroid cause probs?

Hyperthyroidism: Occurs in a certain percentage or people without known cause, although many causes are of immune origin. It tends to run in families and is most common in young women, but can occur in either sex at any age. Nothing in your neck caused it. If the diagnosis is confirmed, make sure it's treated properly. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid both sides with several hypo-echoic nodules, hoarseness, and trouble breathing, had a cough for 6-8 months that will not go away.?

Could be a goiter: Who ordered the scan? What is their next step? Dyspnea, dysphonia and dysphagia may all be due to a markedly enlarged gland - but so could other things so consult an endocrinologist before any surgical decision which might be curative - but you need more information about thyroid size and function first. ...Read more

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R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?

R supraclavicular lymph node for 8 mths. 2 FNA's. Indetermined. Enlarged thyroid with bilateral nodules. L hemithyroidectomy 2 wks ago. Poss ca?

Thyroid: You should have gotten a pathology report after the surgery by now. Call up your surgeon and ask for the report. They must not have passed on the info to you. Low probability of ca. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid 6.4 6.5 with a nodule on left that grew over three year from 2.0 to 2.4 I keep lots of sinus and ears head infection what's you opioid?

Watch: While there has not been a significant change in the solitary nodule present, the rule is that such a nodule, if cold on scan should be considered to represent an adenomatous growth. These have a 30% chance of progressing to Ca. Bx not always diagnostic. If change in size noted after checking with sono periodically, then prophylactic resection safest procedure. ...Read more

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Can someone have an enlarged thyroid (not from nodules), but completely normal tsh, free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) studies?

Can someone have an enlarged thyroid (not from nodules), but completely normal tsh, free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) studies?

Yes: The size of the thyroid does not relate to the function. People can have large thyroids with low, normal, or high thyroid levels. Most people with goiters (enlarged thyroid) have normal thyroid function. ...Read more

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Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Suggests autoimmune: Your symptoms and lab values suggest an autoimmune inflammatory problem. You need expert evaluation and should see a qualified doctor as soon as possible. Doctors that specialize in thyroid disorders are endocrinologists. However, many medicine doctors from family medicine and internal medicine are very adept at helping with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Will a surgeon remove thyroid nodules 3.0cm heterogeneous solid ifwith diffussly enlarged thyroid if fna comes back ok. I have hashimoto thyroiditis?

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

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Blood results say hyperthyroid, no palpable enlarged thyroid no palpable nodules. Antibodies present. What could cause this? What is the treatment?

Blood results say hyperthyroid, no palpable enlarged thyroid no palpable nodules. Antibodies present. What could cause this? What is the treatment?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism can be present without palpable thyroid enlargement or nodules. It really depends on what the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism. See a endocrinologist for further consultation. ...Read more

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Having a thyroid biopsy on complex nodule with very little internal flow, complex cyst nodule, and right isthmus appears thickened ireg borders, ?

Thyroid bx: I am not sure what your question is, but the most important factor is seeing a doctor who can evaluate all these findings. That is usually an Endocrinologist, whether or not (s)he does the biopsy. Thyroid nodules are common. Most are not cancer. If surgery becomes an option, find a surgeon who does thyroid surgery a a lot, not someone who does this only occasionally. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Different causes: Possible but all enlargement must be scrutinized for the bad causes. See ur doc or Endocrinology, and soon. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

Goiter: This is usually due to inflammation which may be acute secondary to infection or may be chronic due to an autoimmune disorder. In rare cases it can be due to a mass ie cancer or a fluid collection or cyst. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged thyroid how will this affect me?

I have an enlarged thyroid how will this affect me?

Cause?: Depends upon whether it's large because of inflammation (thyroiditis), nodules, over or under function. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged thyroid?

Mass effect.: A large thyroid may or may not produce too much thyroid hormone so symptoms quite variable. The mass itself may produce difficulty swallowing or sensation of a lump in the throat which indeed it is. ...Read more

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Is there any natural ways to shrink enlarged thyroid?

Iodine deficiency: If you are low of iodine and take it your goiter will get smaller but many cases are not related to iodine deficiency. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged thyroid and abnormal thyroid studies?

What to do if I had enlarged thyroid and abnormal thyroid studies?

Enlarged Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid is called a goiter. I'd be interested to know if you have any nodules on your thyroid.

You don't say what was abnormal about your thyroid studies and if you are talking about a lab, a biopsy, or a sonogram or scan.

If you have low thyroid activity, hypothyroidism, then you need thyroid medication. I encourage you to give more details on the abnormalities. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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