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I have a thyroid nodule.And lately i have fatigue and sweats?what should I do?

I have a thyroid nodule.And lately i have fatigue and sweats?what should I do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Work w/your Family Doc & Endocrinologist to evaluate your thyroid nodule. Lab tests, scans, ultrasounds & biopsy will be needed to determine whether it's solid or cystic, hot or cold, active nor not, cancerous or not. Most likely, your thyroid is underactive based upon fatigue & sweats. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-nodules/basics/definition/con-20021546 ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...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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Tsh 1.02 swollen thyroid nodules fatigue weight gain 45 years old muscle aches insomnia. Blood work came back normal. Help?

Tsh 1.02 swollen thyroid nodules fatigue weight gain 45 years old  muscle aches insomnia. Blood work came back normal. Help?

Need more blood work: Tsh range is .5 to 5.0 miu/ml so TSH is wnl. With nodules, ultrasound of thyroid may be prudent. Blood work normal so i asume you are not anemic or diabetic. If overweight, may have sleep apnea causing fatigue. I believe more specialized blood work may be necessary as in the adrenal axis-estradiol, dhea, testosterone etc. This problem is difficult and you may need referred to sub-specialist. ...Read more

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I have low t3, weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

I have low t3, weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

Pituitary / Thyroid: You should defiantly be checked out. It could be a benign pituitary mass. These tomors are rarely cancer but as the grow they can slowly compress the pituitary and throw off your hormones is numerous ways... See an endocrinologist who can check out your hormones and determine what's wrong. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?

What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?

Varies: Most thyroid nodules have no associated symptoms. However, some nodules can cause symptoms like pain, pressure, coughing, swallowing problems, voice changes, or other associated sensations such as fatigue. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules (no meds) connective tissue disease, unspecified. I am tired most of the time , have flare-ups of pain. Help?

I have thyroid nodules (no meds)  connective tissue disease, unspecified. I am tired most of the time , have flare-ups of pain. Help?

Get it evaluated: You give no specifics and no lab data so it is difficult to do more than tell to have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue, assuming your thyroid function tests are normal. Tramadol can cause chronic fatigue although i suspect there may be other reasons for it. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm thyroid nodule (cyst). Labs are normal. I still have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Doc says to come back in 6 months. Help.

I have a 3mm thyroid nodule (cyst). Labs are normal.  I still have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism.  Doc says to come back in 6 months. Help.

Doc is correct: A 3 mm thyroid cyst has no clinical significance. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are nonspecific and generally common in the population (especially fatigue and weight gain). If your thyroid levels are normal, there is likely a different cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules common?

Are thyroid nodules common?

Yes: Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population. Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with older machines. Only about 5% of nodules are cancerous. Nodules tend to increase in frequency as one matures. ...Read more

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Fast growing thyroid nodules - what do they mean?

Fast growing thyroid nodules - what do they mean?

Be evaluated: Most thyroid modules dont grow fast even those involving most thyroid cancers. Those that do should be evaluated as they can be concerning for aggressive thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What should I anticipate as standard approach in treating thyroid nodules?

Several steps: 1) history and physical exam by doctor, 2) blood test to assess thyroid function. If hyperthyroid: needs treatment and usually a nuclear scan. 3) if thyroid function is normal or depressed usually a thyroid ultrasound is done 4) if nodule is solid or suspicious then fine needle aspiration. 5) if benign: follow-up - if malignant (or suggestive) refer to qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more