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If A Thyroid Nodule Is Large Can It Cause Problems
Tumors: Benign or malignant occupy space. If that causes normal function to be upset, it needs to go if possible. Malignant tumors cause trouble by local growth, but nasty habit of traveling elsewhere to many places, occupy 'space', cause dysfunction, and kill. ...Read more
Bone pain: Thyroid disease can cause metabolic changes but no pain. ...Read more
Is it true that a fine needle aspiration of a thyroid nodule can lead to metastasis if it is cancerous?
Not true: i couldn't find where anything like this has been proven. Careful trained biopsy technique minimizes complications. You should not worry about metastasis from such a procedure, it doesn't happen. You should worry about getting a diagnosis of this nodule, then pursue recommended treatment or surveillance based on results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can opiates or a thyroid condition cause your thymus gland to be slightly large? And is a 0.8cm-1.7cm an alarmingly large thymus gland?
Question not clear: Radiodine uptake scan of the thyroid gland can select the thyroid nodule that need to be biopsied. If on the uptake scan the nodule is not taking the radiodine it is called as a cold nodule, and this type of nodules are associated with increased risk of cancer and need to be biopsied. On contrast high uptake in the nodule has lower risk of cancer and could be monitored with follow up usg. ...Read more
Does an ovarian cyst causes pain during sex have to be a large one or can it be small in size? And is it necessarily cancerous?
I have hyperthyroidism with a swollen tongue, is this normal? If not, could it be due to a pituitary adenoma?
I have a history of low prolactin levels.What does this cause or is it caused by and should it be treated?
Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?
Not common: Hemorrhage from the needle biopsy can cause a clot to form under the surface capsule of the liver, it usually responds to expectant treatment without surgery. patients are advised to stay away of contact sports and stay close to an acute care hospital and follow up with their physician if not observed in a hospital setting ...Read more
Not common: Teens can have all the thyroid conditions that older people have, but these conditions are much more rare among teens. Isolated benign nodules, multinodular goiters and thyroid cancer can all occur in this age group and need to be appropriately evaluated and treated...Just like an adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is blood block in brain, what treatment s d best? Is it a very serious problem or a small problem which can be solved?
Worrisome: Blocks are strokes - is this the cause of your weakness?You may recover and never have another, but this could also be a warning of another stroke and that could cause loss of function that might not recover. Control your high BP and you may be started on aspirin. At the time of a stroke, you may start on blood thinners and tpa (alteplase). Post stroke rehab activities are valuable but may take effort. ...Read more
Worth checking: If the size of your thyroid is causing you symptoms of compression (pressure, pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing), then i would recommend that you have your thyroid removed. If any nodule is > 1cm then it should be biopsied. The complex cyst should be biopsied if there is any solid component. It may also be drained under ultrasound (us). Otherwise, just observe with yearly us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person had a gastric cancer large enough to cause pain or a blockage, should weight loss also be present?
Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?
Rare: A parathyroid gland is the size of a grain of rice. Quite small by all accounts. If it is enlarged, it would have to be "massive" to cause a problem. See a good head and neck surgeon with expertise in parathyroid gland surgery for their opinion. ...Read more
Thyroid: Probably not; however, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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