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Having a goiter that has grown over years could be sub sternal thyroid?

Having a goiter that has grown over years could be sub sternal thyroid?

Possibly: It could be or it could just be an enlarging goiter. A thyroid u/s is the first test to evaluate this. Other tests can follow but you usually will know the seriousness of this with a thyroid ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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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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If a person had their thyroid burnt out at least 30 years ago because of a goiter, wouldn't it be obilterated? What if the person had a u/s done and it showed throid tissue that was abnormal? What would the indications be?

If a person had their thyroid burnt out at least 30 years ago because of a goiter,  wouldn't it be obilterated? What if the person had a u/s done and it showed throid tissue that was abnormal? What would the indications be?

Depends: You said your "thyroid burnt out" so i suspect you had radiation therapy. Such treatment will not "obliterate" your tissue completely so you will have remnants of your thyroid remaining. The current ultrasound might have just picked up those tissues. If you didn't have thyroid cancer 30 years ago and your thyroid level is current ok, you might just follow this and biopsy if it changes in time. ...Read more

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I have multiple nodules like around 20 and a large goiter in my thyroid. Last biopsy was three years ago. Unable to get follow up due to no insurace?

I have multiple nodules like around 20 and a large goiter in my thyroid. Last biopsy was three years ago. Unable to get follow up due to no insurace?

Follow up when u can: I assume the biopsy 3 years ago was benign (negative)? The risk of thyroid cancer is low, with each nodule having an apprx. 5% chance of cancer. Odds are good that u are dealing with a benign process but u should followup as soon as you can get insurance to have this re-evaluated. Look around to see what's available to u. There are clinics that give deep discount for self-pay or free at med school. ...Read more

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I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when i lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe

I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when i lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe

Diagnoses needed.: Osteoporosis is not painful unless a fracture is present. Pain in the hips could be arthritis or tendonitis. X-rays and examination by an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist would be helpful. Thyroid blood tests and possibly an ultrasound examination of the thyroid should be obtained. Bone density testing would be useful in determining the need for osteoporosis treatment. ...Read more

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? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod

? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod

Don't take it: on your own way, thyroid hormone exact dose need to be regulated with physician supervision need blood levels , too much or too little will harm you . Before synthetic ( synthroid (thyroxine) ) armour or dedicated thyroid is only source ( pigs thyroid ) Synthetic is more easy to regulate , exact amount could be administered , better absorbed . It is up to you which one you want ...Read more

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I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims. How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up. Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything. I

I have 5 "nodules" in my thyroid, 2 of which have grown their own vascular rims.  How serious is this? I have 5 "nodules" "goiters" or whatever word d'jour pops up.  Two of these growths have grown their own vascular rim, and no one is doing anything.  I

Multinodular goiter: Multi nodular goiter (mng) is likely what you are describing. This condition often times does not cause thyroid hormone problems but if it does, then the term functional or toxic mng is applied. In either scenario, the options including just monitoring nodular size by us versus thyroid removal, either surgically or via radioactive iodine. Seldom that use of thyroid hormone therapy will be helpful. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound on neck, diagnosis as goiter. Thyroid tests came back normal. This was year ago. Should i follow up with the goiter situation?

Had ultrasound on neck, diagnosis as goiter. Thyroid tests came back normal. This was year ago. Should i follow up with the goiter situation?

Yes you need to: Goiter needs follow up at least once a year to see if it is changing in size. Since it can grow or change into cancer, most thyroid specialistsd(endocrinologists) would advise removal with thyroid surgery. So go see one and find out your options to solve this problelm. ...Read more

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I got thyroid goiter nodules on my right side and the size is 1.2x 3.2mmand now this over 2 year so please advice me for the further treatment?

Goiter: You may need to have this checked again soon by your doctor. You probably should have blood test, including a TSH, Free T4, and Free T3, (liothyronine) as well as have your doctor order another ultrasound of your thyroid, to see if the nodules are bigger or mores suspicious, or to see if you now have nodules on the left side as well. ...Read more

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Does a goiter result from over-active or an under-active thyroid. Had baby a year ago, endo says hormones will be unstable for a while. Have hypo.

Goiter: Goiter or thyroid nodules are either toxic or non toxic. This means that they either produce too much hormones or not. Very rare theyre from underactive thyroid. Your thyroid hormone can be normal with replacement, they just need to be adjusted and taken properly( empty stomach and without other meds). ...Read more

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I had only 1 small nodule on thyroid and within a year now have multiple complex cysts and goiter? Is it safe two wait 2 months to see Endo? Concern?

I had only 1 small nodule on thyroid and within a year now have multiple complex cysts and goiter? Is it safe two wait 2 months to see Endo? Concern?

Almost certainly: Hi. You are almost certainly safe waiting 2 months to see the endo. Glands like yours are very unlikely to be cancer. I would assume your primary care doc has checked your thyroid function before referring you, and you've obviously had a thyroid ultrasound. Please bring any data (labs, ultrasound, etc) with you to the endo appointment. Statistically, that thyroid isn't likely to cause trouble. ...Read more

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How often should a thyroid sonogram be repeated? Sono done 1 year ago showed heterogeneous multinodular goiter.

It depends: Upon a variety of factors, such as clinical changes, palpation by physician, prior ultrasound and lab findings, biopsy findings (if biopsy was done), personal and family history etc. Check w/your physician who should be able to tell you. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than your generic. ...Read more

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Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. is this same as goiter?

Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful . Goiter is an abnormal swelling of thyroid resulting in a lump in the neck. It arises from many causes, including under- or overactive thyroid, iodine deficiency and, rarely, thyroid cancer If nodule enlarges and is cold may need bx again ...Read more

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I had my goiter surgery 12 years ago and left a scar on my neck.I want to make it lighter or thinner,my scar is darker than my complexion.please help me..tnx?

I had my goiter surgery 12 years ago and left a scar on my neck.I want to make it lighter or thinner,my scar is darker than my complexion.please help me..tnx?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Help please! could calcified thyroid goiters can become cancer?

Help please! could calcified thyroid goiters can become cancer?

Usually not: The rate of cancer arising in these idiopathic goiters is surprisingly low, though the cancers themselves are hard to find. If there is a dominant mass in the enlarged gland, it should be checked. ...Read more

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What could happen if a nontoxic goiter is left untreated? Is it always something that needs treated? I had blood taken and my thyroid levels are fine

What could happen if a nontoxic goiter is left untreated? Is it always something that needs treated? I had blood taken and my thyroid levels are fine

It might eventually: get larger!.....if thyroid hormone producing tissue is replaced by fibrous tissue or in the case of Hashimoto's disease (one cause of non toxic goiter) with inflammatory tissue. If your goiter has multiiple nodules (NTMNG) there is a small but definite chance of thyroid cancer developing!! In short I would recommend treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could it happen that a doctor remove your thyroid gland without you having could it happen thatcer or a goiter?

Depends: Thyroidectomy can be performed for various reasons including: suspicious thyroid nodules, biopsy proven thyroid cancer, large thyroids (goiters) causing symptoms, treatment of hyperthyroidism. Typically there is a good reason why a doctor has recommended removing the thyroid since there are risks with any type of surgery. ...Read more

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How do i get the inflammation down in my thyroid? No goiters. Taking 260 mg of nature throid.

Diagnosis: Were you diagnosed by GP or Endocrinologist? If so, did the prescribe a course of effective treatment? If not, make an appointment now. If the homeopathic you are taking is not working, why do you continue to take it? ...Read more

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I have a thyroid goiter so can this make you put on weight?

I have a thyroid goiter so can this make you put on weight?

No: It can cause you to put on weight only if it also affects the ability of the thyroid to make hormones. Frequently, a thyroid goiter will have no affect on thyroid's function, in which case, it should not cause weight gain. See your doctor to have your thyroid function tested if you are worried. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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