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Goiter Will Synthroid
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter. On Synthroid 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid sono showed heterogeneous gland with multinodular goiter(positive hashimoto's diagnosis;on synthroid)-follow up sono when?
I had a partial thyroidectomy and the radioactive iodine treatment for the other side due to goiter-nodule with small cancer. Synthroid 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. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to shrink an 80 gram goiter with the autoimmune protocol diet if Synthroid has not shrunk it?
I lost approx 40 pounds last year and had a goiter in my thyroid now after my doctor decreased my Synthroid from.112 to .1 mcg I have gained all the w?
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with multinodular goiter. Uptake test 5.7 @ 24 hrs. Am on 100mcg Synthroid ordered by md but endo wants to stop. Last test TSH .01 T4 1.4?
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