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Tsh normal and have goiter. Is Synthroid (thyroxine) the right answer? Hypo symptoms. Please help

Tsh normal and have goiter. Is Synthroid (thyroxine) the right answer? Hypo symptoms. Please help

Is it a nodule?: Hi. Goiter refers to abnormal size/shape of thyroid. Make sure it's not a nodule - that could be cancer. If it's a diffuse goiter, check TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies to see if it's an autoimmune goiter, which may antedate the development of thyroid function abnormalities. If it's a diffuse or Hashimoto's goiter, your thyroid function will need to be folioed over time. ...Read more

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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


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4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months. Would adding Cytomel help?

4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter.  On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months.  Would adding Cytomel help?

Not specific: The signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific for hypothyroidism (not a single one). Recheck your thyroid labs. If they're normal, your symptoms are due to something else. Having said that, I'm happy to do a trial of Cytomel with the Synthroid (thyroxine) in patients who want to try as long as I don't make them hyperthyroid. Some people report feeling better with comparable labs taking a little T3. ...Read more

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Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter(positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?

Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter(positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?

10---15 days: You have autoimmune hypothyroidism and need to to be seen by an endocrinologist , who want to be sure cold or hot nodules and act accordingly and adjust synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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I had a partial thyroidectomy and the radioactive iodine treatment for the other side due to goiter-nodule with small cancer. Synthroid (thyroxine) reduced-why?

I had a partial thyroidectomy and the radioactive iodine treatment for the other side due to goiter-nodule with small cancer. Synthroid (thyroxine) reduced-why?

For RAI to Work: The overall treatment is a little confusing as cancer is usually surgically removed, but there are a few reasons to lower your Synthroid (thyroxine). It may be held for a while so your left over thyroid tries to work and will suck up the RAI. The other reason is when the thyroid cells die they will release thyroid hormone. This could temp make you hyperthyroid. Eventually your dose will be adjusted again. ...Read more

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My child has goiter, will it hurt him to take synthroid (thyroxine)?

My child has goiter, will it hurt him to take synthroid (thyroxine)?

It may atually help: Goiters or enlarged thyroid glands usually are caused by autoimmune thyroid disease. This will eventually cause the thyroid to become underactive(hypothyroid). Normal thryoid status is essential to normal growth and development. If thyroid medicine is needed levothyroxine (synthroid is one trade name) is essential. ...Read more

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THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months , no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid . I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine) ?

THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months , no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid .  I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine) ?

TSH not high: but hypothyroid? Is that what you are asking? I would imagine your doctor also checked thyroid hormone level in addition to TSH, so if you have low thyroid hormone, your doctor would have diagnosed it? You are getting biopsy (FNB you said) in 2 months, so your doctor is doing what he/she thinks is best to figure out your condition. Trust your doctor if he/she says you don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with multinodular goiter. Uptake test 5.7 @ 24 hrs. Am on 100mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) ordered by md but endo wants to stop. Last test TSH .01 T4 1.4?

Diagnosed with multinodular goiter. Uptake test 5.7 @ 24 hrs. Am on 100mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) ordered by md but endo wants to stop. Last test  TSH .01 T4 1.4?

Follow your endo: Your uptake scan is normal and your TSH is low. Your probably need to stop or significantly lower your dose... I would follow your endo's recommendations. Worst case is you will need to start a small dose of synthroid (thyroxine) again after another blood test. ...Read more

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