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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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I was born without a thyroid gland and Ive been on medication my whole life. Is it likely that I will be ABLE to conceive and carry a child full term?

I was born without a thyroid gland and Ive been on medication my whole life. Is it likely that I will be ABLE to conceive and carry a child full term?

Yes: The replacement therapy makes you the healthy equivalent of any other prospective mother.As long as you keep up with your thyroid needs, things should go fine.It is a common issue,you are not alone or the first one to ask the question. ...Read more

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Does the full body protective apron protect the thyroid gland?When taking x-rays for hands, knees,&mammograms, what kind of aprons do I need to wear?

Does the full body protective apron protect the thyroid gland?When taking x-rays for hands, knees,&mammograms, what kind of aprons do I need to wear?

If you are: a technologist or authorized xray worker, your facility should have policies and procedures in place for your protection as well as exposure monitoring. To your question, the thyroid is protected if it is covered with a lead shield. Some aprons have a flap that covers the thyroid region, in other cases a separate thyroid shield can be worn around the neck. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid gland do?

What does the thyroid gland do?

Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90% T4 and 10 to 20 %T3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is located in the neck. It also controls body's temperature ...Read more

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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the function of a thyroid gland?

Controls metabolism: The thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism. An under-active thyroid can cause weight gain, for instance. Your doctor can order simple blood tests to check on your thyroid. ...Read more

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How to make your thyroid gland work again?

How to make your thyroid gland work again?

Not much you can do: If your thyroid gland has failed, there is not much you can do. If the cause is hashimoto's thyroiditis, it is usually progressive and you become hypothyroid forever (although thyroid levels can go up/down for a while initially). There is a form of "subacute thyroiditis" which can make you hypo transiently, and then you recover. ...Read more

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What happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

Why was it removed?: You need to address the issue of why it was removed in the first place. Was it hyperthyroid? Nodules? Cancer? There are lots of issues and it is best you sort this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

The lower neck.: The bulk of the thyroid gland lies on both sides of your wind-pipe in your neck. This area is just above the bony notch at the top of your breast bone. There is a small bridge of tissue that connects the two lobes. Normally you cannot see or feel this gland. See a doctor if this area is puffy, feel like you have something in your throat, or there is a tenderness or fulness in this area. ...Read more

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What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

Thyroidectomy: If all/most of the gland is removed, you will become hypothyroid, which is easily treated with levothyroxine, and you will feel fine. Potential complications of surgery is removal of the parathyroids, or damage to the nerve to the vocal cords, but this is uncommon when performed by a surgeon who does this procedure regularly. ...Read more

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What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

No nodules: No lumps or bumps. Sort of filler-language to reassure. Most thyroids are grossly homogeneous. ...Read more

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What is homogeneous enlargement of thyroid gland?

Your thyroid: Has enlarged without the formation of nodules or fluid-filled cysts. This can usually be halted with appropriate amounts of brand name T4 replacement if indicated. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the normal measurements of thyroid gland?

Everyone differs: There are standard ranges of normal, but many, many patients feel better when they're treated not by the numbers, but by their symptoms. Google "stop the thyroid madness" for more info. Weird name, helpful site. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as pain in the thyroid gland?

Can there be such a thing as pain in the thyroid gland?

Yes: There are acute and sub acute thyroid iris that can cause pain. It is usually self limited and gets better with time. Non steroidal antoinflammatory mess are most commonly used. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is located in the neck. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Can the thyroid gland grow back after a partial removal?

Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Underactive thyroid: There are different causes for it but hashimoto's thyroid disease (autoimmune) is the most common one. It runs in the family. It needs to be diagnosed and treated if you are trying to conceive or during pregnancy. It can be diagnosed on a blood test. ...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