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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Thyroid Isthmus

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces?

Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces?

Thyroid isthmus: Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces? ANS: that is the way it evolved. No why that I know of. ...Read more

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How can I prevent thyroid isthmus enlargement?

How can I prevent thyroid isthmus enlargement?

Careful monitoring: Serial ultrasounds and physicial exams, coupled with thyroid function studies, Make sure to obtain antithyroidantibodies to rule out thyroiditis ...Read more

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FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

Normal: Hi. Yep, sounds pretty darn normal. Was there a question associated with that, or are you just proud of your thyroid??? ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid: We don't know anything about you to try to make sense of the measurements you are giving us? how tall or how gig are you? why did you have a thyroid ultrasound? were there any nodules? where do you live? Is there visible enlargement of your thyroid gland? You need to speak to the doctor that prescribed the ultrasound to answer your specific questions. ...Read more

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I always feel like I have a lump in my throat and my thyroid isthmus was measured at 5.4mm thick, does this usually require surgery?

I always feel like I have a lump in my throat and my thyroid isthmus was measured at 5.4mm thick, does this usually require surgery?

Sounds normal: Doesn't sound like anything is wrong. It does sound like you've had a thyroid ultrasound, and the important result would be the presence of one or more significant nodules. Routine lab results would also be important. Ask whomever ordered your testing in the first place. The need for thyroid surgery should be pretty low in your case. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in the diet if you eat animal protein. ...Read more

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Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes: Thyroid disease is one of the first things we check for when a woman has any abnormal bleeding pattern. ...Read more