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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

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. Lawrence Kessler
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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