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Is A Swollen Thyroid Gland Visible
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen
History of graves ' andnow hypothyroiditisum. Is it normal for the thyroid gland to be swollen for almost 1year now?
Thyroid diseases: Graves is an autoimmune disorder and can be variable in its presentation, course and response to therapy. It can be normal to have hypothyroid after treatment for graves. Okay to be monitored and treated by your doc or endocrinologist. ...Read more
I ave a small swell n my throat, tho not obvious and i avecdone t1, t2, T3 (liothyronine) test nd ny thyroid gland r fine. Wats wrong?
Throat swelling: Exactly where in your throat do you think is swelling. Is it tender and can you feel it. ...Read more
Hello doc,I have hyperthyroidism and currently on neomercazole but now experiencing a sore throat what could be the cause? I have a fairly visible enlarged thyroid gland
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