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Gland Stones And Thyroid Nodules
Have 6 monitored thyroid nodules. Last 2 days felt uncomfortable, bit pain front left neck. When touched, feels bit lumpy. Gland or thyroid problem?
No one can tell: It's often hard to make that distinction when the patient is present before the doctor. It's impossible to do that by description alone. ...Read more
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
I had an ultrasound scan: The thyroid gland is severly and diffusely heterogeneous. Moderate hypervascularity. No focal or measurable thyroid nodule.
I have positive ANA nd enlarge thyroid nd thyroid nodule nd englarge parotid gland is this a possiblitie of sjorgren syndrome ?
Pth is borderline high ca is 10.7 do I have hyperparathyroidism. I had it 1991 surgery removed i par gland with adenoma. Have thyroid nodule monitor?
Am i high risks for being pregnant, cause my ANA is positive nd have thyroid nodule nd thyroid hormone is 2 point below average my parotid gland en?
Don't know : About your ana; talk w/your OB about that. Thyroid nodule is no problem, but it should be evaluated to see if biopsy is indicated. Parotid enlargement needs to be checked as well. Don't know what thyroid hormone level you mean when you say 2 points below average. Importance would be different depending upon which test you're referring to. Check w/your doctor and make sure before attempting to conc. ...Read more
Part of the gland: They will move upward with the rest of the gland when you swallow, and you can move them just as you can move your larynx and trachea once you know your way around your neck. Your physician can help you make the distinction from a lymph node or other mass. ...Read more
Luck of the draw: Some thyroid nodules are the result of radiation exposure (like chernobyl}. Many people form colloid cysts which are incidental and of no significance. Some may have a family history for a tendency of thyroid tumors. Whatever the cause, they need to be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Most: Thyroid nodules are benign some however can be cancerous. If you have a lump in your thyroid it should be followed closely by your doctor. Most benign thyroid nodules occur spontaneously without any known cause. As often happens with organs that have a secretory function (ie ovaries)fluid filled inclusions can form and grow. Follow-up with your treating physician. ...Read more
Only occassionally: While almost all thyroid cancers are cold, so are most benign nodules. If the nodule is hot, it is extremely rare for it to be cancer. If it is cold and looks suspicious on an ultrasound performed or at least interpreted by a very experienced clinician, it should be biopsied to see if surgery is necessary. ...Read more
Thyroid nodule: I am not sure that the ultrasound can actually detect accurately such a small change. Were there lymph nodes? Are there other nodules? Is there concomitant Hashimotos? What is your TSH? Many questions. You should see someone (perhaps an endocrinologist) who can biopsy the nodule, if it looks like something worth a biopsy. ...Read more
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read more
Not the best questn: Your better question is what steps to you need to take to increase you chance of survival with this process.Close and honest discussions with your treatment team can provide you the best answers. ...Read more
Not common: Teens can have all the thyroid conditions that older people have, but these conditions are much more rare among teens. Isolated benign nodules, multinodular goiters and thyroid cancer can all occur in this age group and need to be appropriately evaluated and treated...Just like an adult. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read more
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