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Hyperactive Thyroid Treatments Goiter
Different: Goiters/thryoid - thyroid function tests (blood work), and thyroid ultrasound. Tx: thyroid meds. Sinusitis- culture and swab, sometimes sinus ct or even sinus mri. Treatment - typically oral course of antibiotics. In extreme case, an ENT doc does surgery, inserts a trocar into your sinuses, and manually irrigates and evacuates the infection from your sinuses. This is the ultimate treatment. ...Read more
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, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multinodular goiter dx. Us biopsy of thyroid- benign. What's the treatment for goiter? history of cancer- can't i just get it removed prophylacticly?
Not necessary: You have a very common benign condition. While removing it "prophylacticly" may seem reasonable every single procedure or operation carries with it significant risk such as bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent structures, etc... So you and your doctors need to weigh the risk and benefit of this procedure. Under the circumstances few would agree to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Discuss with your endocrinologist. Ask about a dietary plan, exercise plan. Also i would suggest a sleep log since good sleep is essential for recovery. Do you have other medical problems and medications which you take for those conditions. All of this needs to be taken into account. ...Read more
Usually not: Goiters usually grow out, not in, and do not affect vocal cords, trachea, or esophagus. Sometimes, big nodular goiters in the elderly can do this, but not usually. However, if the goiter is producing either hyper or hypothyroidism, that can certainly affect the vocal cords. Hypothyroidism could turn you from an alto into a tenor.... Or more. ...Read more
It might...: Goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid. A goiter may or may not produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. A simple lab test can tell if your thyroid levels are normal or not. If your lab results are normal, then your goiter is probably not affecting your weight. On the contrary, a normal sized thyroid can also run high or low and affect your weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause??: If a goiter is the result of anti-thyroid antibodies and your thyroid function is normal, there isn't much to be done. It will eventually go down on its own as long as thryoid function is kept normal. If from over/under active thyroid, medication may help. Multinodular goiters are more complicated and may need surgery. Other reasons also, so please discuss cause/treatment options with doctor. ...Read more
Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation, pregnancy, bleeding within the nodules, or thyrotoxicosis (hyper functioning gland). For this reason, once diagnosed, most physicians recommend thyroid nodules/goiters be monitored with annual examination and thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more
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