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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism and enlarge thyroid but blood work is normal what could be wrong?

I have symptoms of hypothyroidism and enlarge thyroid but blood work is normal what could be wrong?

GOITER/NORMAL BLOOD: You have a goiter(enlarged thyroid), as long as blood tests t3, (liothyronine) t4, and tsh, you do not need any treatment as long as the goter is not too big causing symptoms, you need an ultrasoung of the thyroid to rule out nodule, and need to repat blood work in3 months.I suppose the thyroid antibody test was negative as well. ...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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I have congenital hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid, any suggestions?

I have congenital hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid, any suggestions?

Suggests: You are taking too low a dose of thyroid replacement therapy, but don't change dose yourself; have md check free T4 and TSH to decide and help find right dose for you. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, but not hypothyroidism. What could it be?

Enlarged thyroid, but not hypothyroidism. What could it be?

See details: Most people with enlarged thyroids have normal thyroid function. Have an ultrasound of the thyroid done as a first step. ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be seen on thyroid glands. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, most likely your symptoms are not related to a thyroid problem. The normal us is reassuring. ...Read more

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An ultrasound of my thyroid showed enlargement and cysts on both sides, I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism but my blood tests were normal ?

An ultrasound of my thyroid showed enlargement and cysts on both sides, I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism but my blood tests were normal ?

No surprise: Symtoms of hypothyroidism are nonspecific, with normal T4 T3 (liothyronine) TSH ruling out thyroid as cause. Look for another cause for your symptoms. Nodules are extremely common and if the imaging is not concerning for cancer, you should relax. Nodules do not cause hypothyroidism. Stay proactive and good luck ...Read more

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I've been hypothyroid for several years, currently on 240mcg armour. Ultrasound revealed an "enlarged & lumpy" thyroid gland. What can this?

I've been hypothyroid for several years, currently on 240mcg armour. Ultrasound revealed an "enlarged & lumpy" thyroid gland.  What can this?

?goiter: Not really sure what this non-descriptive ultrasound is revealing, but it may be cysts, or nodules, or a "generic goiter" causing your enlargement. Have a thyroid specialist (endocrine dr.) evaluate you to be safe. Sometimes a fine needle aspiration (fna) with biopsy may be needed to definitively diagnose it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?

Have enlarged heterogeneous thyroid, TSH was normal.Suffering w/hypothyroid symptoms.Endocrinologist said "impossible" to be thyroid.Need 2nd opinion?

Prob normal: Remember, diseases cause symptoms, but having a variety of symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disease. If your testing was normal, then you need to look for another cause to your problems. However, make sure your lab was not only "normal", but appropriate for your age group, and those numbers may be slight different. Consider endocrinologist if desired. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism: i was not diagnosed until i'd been on lithium for 2 yrs. Doctors kept me on it 2 more yrs. Any chance my thyroid will function again?

Replacement works: Being hypothyroid doesn't mean that your thyroid gland is working at all. It just may not be producing the amount of thyroid hormone that is needed. The good thing is that thyroid replacement works great and taking it should be able to prevent all the complications that are associated with hypothyroidism. Regular blood tests should be done to adjust thyroid medication up or down as needed. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

Medications: First of all you are taking a lot of medicines. Do you really need all of them. Please check with your doctor. Hypothyroidism can only be controlled if enough thyroid medicine is prescribed. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you on a treatment program. Sometiem therapy includes physicial therapy, exercise, injections ...Read more

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My best friend has thyroid problems (hypothyroidism). What could happen to her?

My best friend has thyroid problems (hypothyroidism). What could happen to her?

Proper medical atten: If she gets proper medical attention and appropriate replacement therapy she could easily live a long, happy and healthy life. It's one of the easiest disorders to treat properly, unless you ignore it. ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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Does having hypothyroidism mean my thyroid is totally dead and does not work at all?

Does having hypothyroidism mean my thyroid is totally dead and does not work at all?

Probably Not.: Hypothyroidism is the condition where thyroid hormone levels are low, but there are a variety of causes. It is extremely rare to have a completely non-functional thyroid gland that doesn't produce any amount of thyroid hormone; more commonly, the gland simply isn't producing enough hormone to meet the body's demands. ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism in male teens? What are some symptoms that would warrant a thyroid panel?

How common is hypothyroidism in male teens? What are some symptoms that would warrant a thyroid panel?

Not common: Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include: •Fatigue •Increased sensitivity to cold •ConstipationDry skin •Unexplained weight gain •Puffy face •HoarsenessMuscle weakness •Elevated blood cholesterol level •Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness •Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints •Thinning hair •Slowed heart rateDepressionImpaired memory uncommon in male teens ...Read more

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I want to start dieting and being a healthier person, i'm hypothyroidism, due to no thyroid, what diet is a good one to start?

Thyroid first: Make sure your thyroid levels are normal on brand name T4 replacement, as generics are cheaper, but unreliable. Then get diet and exercise education and begin 3 meals/d without snacks or supplements, and exercise more. You need to find a way to eat for the rest of your life. Eat less than you burn off. It's 3500 per pound- gain or lose. The exact name of the diet is not important. You are! ...Read more

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Does the coffee effect the thyroid ? beacuse I suffer from Hypothyroidism what is the solution for it if it effect the thyroid?

Does the coffee effect the thyroid ? beacuse I suffer from Hypothyroidism what is the solution for it if it effect the thyroid?

Coffee thyroid: Does the coffee effect the thyroid ? beacuse I suffer from Hypothyroidism what is the solution for it if it effect the thyroid? ANS: not that I am aware of. It could block absorption of thyroid medication. Discuss with your Dr. who knows you best. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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