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I just found out that I have thyroid problems I have gorder's and also have found out my THC levels are high and I don't understand why?

I just found out that I have thyroid problems I have gorder's and also have found out my THC levels are high and I don't understand why?

Goiter : is almost always benign so do not worry. On another note, you say that your TSH is high. That means your thyroid is a little lazy and you should do well on thyroxine ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hi a week ago i was diagnosed with a8 cm ovarian cyst but have been doing some online reading and i have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer should i b?

Hi a week ago i was diagnosed with a8 cm ovarian cyst but have been doing some online reading and i have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer should i b?

Stop doing this : If your radiologist is confident that this is not cancer, trust them. You may request reading by another radiologist. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are nonspecific and even spastic colon can be a ringer. Don't symptom-match using the internet. You will trouble yourself and not help your care in any way. Read up instead on what cysts really are. ...Read more

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Just found out I have MTHFR homozygous 1298. Had breast cancer at age 24 and have raynaud's (no ANA/thyroid issues detected), could that be related?

Just found out I have MTHFR homozygous 1298. Had breast cancer at age 24 and have raynaud's (no ANA/thyroid issues detected), could that be related?

No: Get with a responsible holistic-focused practitioner in your community who can help you make sense out of the MTHFR business. A majority of people test "abnormal", most of the pathology community is unconvinced this is useful information, and I'd be more interested in your being screened for tumor family genes. I'm very glad the cancer was detected and wish you the best. ...Read more

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I just found out I have endometriosis, which my mother also has. She says endometriosis raises our risk of ovarian cancer, so I should have children early and then get a total hysterectomy. What's the real story?

I just found out I have endometriosis, which my mother also has. She says endometriosis raises our risk of ovarian cancer, so I should have children early and then get a total hysterectomy. What's the real story?

It sounds like your mother jumped to the wrong conclusion after hearing about a connection between endometriosis and ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer occurs at higher than expected rates in women with endometriosis, but the overall lifetime risk is low to begin with. Some studies suggest that endometriosis increases that risk, but it's still relatively low. Although rare, another type of cancer — endometriosis-associated adenocarcinoma — can develop later in life in women who have had endometriosis. Endometriosis isn't a reason to have a hysterectomy unless you have significant symptoms that are unresponsive to less invasive therapies. But endometriosis can be painful in premenopausal women and should be treated. Depending on the severity of your endometriosis, treatment options may include: Hormonal therapies,, Conservative surgery, Total hysterectomy. If you're worried about how endometriosis might affect your fertility, that's a different matter. Endometriosis does cause fertility problems for some women. Normal conception, pregnancy and delivery is possible after conservative endometriosis treatment. But if you're having trouble conceiving, you may need to see a fertility specialist to explore your options for becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but i don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but i don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Over : Over 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Therefore the risk of cancer is low, but can be increased in younger or older people, people with a family history of thyroid cancer, or people who have been exposed to radiation (x-rays do not count). Sometimes benign thyroid nodules can secrete extra thyroid hormone, more than your body needs. If your doctor is suspicious of this, they will order a nuclear study called a thyroid uptake and scan. If a nodule is over a centimeter, that is when we usually will perform a fine needle aspiration to get a sample of cells in the nodule. If nodules are under a centimeter and there is no evidence of over activity, we can simply monitor with serial ultrasounds. ...Read more

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My former endocrinologist told me that i was likely going to develop cancer from several mris I have had to follow a pituitary adenoma and benign liver tumor. Are mris causing cancer in patients?

My former endocrinologist told me that i was likely going to develop cancer from several mris I have had to follow a pituitary adenoma and benign liver tumor.  Are mris causing cancer in patients?

Nonsense: Mris use powerful magnets to harmlessly and temporarily change the orientation of atoms in your tissues. They then use radio waves to visualize the image. The change of atom spin and orientation has no effect on the molecules or their function. The type of radiation that causes cancer is ionizing radiation. You get exposed to that with ct scans, xrays, air travel, etc. But not mris. Fear not. ...Read more

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Does a normal transvaginal ultrasound result rule out ovarian cancer? I have PCOS and terrible gas and bloating, aunt had ovarian cancer last year

Does a normal transvaginal ultrasound result rule out ovarian cancer? I have PCOS and terrible gas and bloating, aunt had ovarian cancer last year

US is good test: The transvaginal US is a good test for looking at the ovaries. If there were a mass there they should be able to see it on the US. If you have ovarian cancer in your family and you are concerned, you could ask your doctor to order a CA-125 blood test. This test is elevated in ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and had my thyroid removed (benign goiter). Do i need to go for genetic testing before getting pregnant?

I have celiac disease and had my thyroid removed (benign goiter). Do i need to go for genetic testing before getting pregnant?

Counselling helps: I think anyone who has concerns about planing a pregnancy should consider consulting a geneticist. Every pregnancy has about 4% risk of an unexpected event, that includes prematurity, cleft lip, & others. Within your family tree there may be issues on either side that deserve discussion.With that data in hand you can approach the process with less worry on most occasions.See www.Nsgc.Org for list. ...Read more

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Iv'e just been told I have a tubulovillous adenoma with low grade dyspiasia and have to go and have it removed, does that mean its cancerous, ?

Iv'e just been told I have a tubulovillous adenoma with low grade dyspiasia and have to go and have it removed, does that mean its cancerous, ?

No: Tubovillous adenoma has potential to become malignant, low grade dysplasia means not (yet) malignant , get it removed keep your worry away, you will be fine. Your doctor will explain to you. ...Read more

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Nodules haven been found on my thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and liver(fatty infiltrations?. I have hypothy. 2nd addison's. What could this be?

Nodules haven been found on my thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and liver(fatty infiltrations?. I have hypothy. 2nd addison's. What could this be?

Not sure: Secondary adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism from a pituitary tumor + parathyroid tumor could result from men 1. Parathyroid ultrasound imaging is very difficult and needs specially trained radiologists to interpret. Thyroid tumors don't go with that, though. At the very least you need an endocrinologist. Calcium, phos, pth? ...Read more

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My aunt have ovarion cancer and 2months ago i found out that I have a ovarian cyst on each ovary. I have abdominal pain. Should i get it removed?

My aunt have ovarion cancer and 2months ago i found out that I have a ovarian cyst on each ovary. I have abdominal pain. Should i get it removed?

Probably not: At age 23 it is very unlikely that your cyst are malignant, to determine if they are a ca 125 can be checked from your blood and an ultrasound is done then repeated in a month. If your cysts are normal ovulation cysts then they will go down. If your family have multiple breast or ovarian cancers then you could carry a gene for this and more investigation needed possibly from a geneticist. ...Read more

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25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

Medical problem: Thyroid disorders such as you describe can be treated and basically a normal life can be lived, so i would not worry. It is a condition that you will need to be treated for and followed as stated, but concern and worry will just cause unnecessary stress that no one needs. Embrace your medical problem with an open mind and no stress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed?  I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

Thyroid: This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed. This is one of the most common sites for recurrence. ...Read more

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Several of my family members have cancer of colon, prostate, also lung. I was diagnosed withfibrocystic breast disease. Would I be a high risk?

Several of my family  members  have cancer of colon, prostate, also lung. I was diagnosed withfibrocystic breast disease. Would  I be a high risk?

No: Often there are families that have a number of cancer and their is no obvious correlation. Fibrocyctic disease makes it harder to examine as the breast seems to be lumpy but does not put you at more risk. If there were first degree (mom or sister) or several second degree relatives with breast cancer you would be higher for breast cancer risk. In that case brac genes can be tested. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ovarian cancer and have a normal ca 125 blood test?

Is it possible to have ovarian cancer and have a normal ca 125 blood test?

Yes.: Ca125 can vary from person to person and can change under various circumstances not related to cancer. It is more useful as a way to track disease progression or treatment success. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed due to cancer 15 years ago, and just found out that I have tissue growing back. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I had my thyroid removed due to cancer 15 years ago, and just found out that I have tissue growing back. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Check up for Recurre: Where is the tissue growing back? If it is in the neck area, it can be recurrence of your thyroid Cancer. You should go back to your doctors who treated you before and let them examine you and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Since i had papillary thyroid cancer at the age 11 and it grew for 10 years and it was genetic should I worry about my son having thyroid cancer also?

Since i had papillary thyroid cancer at the age 11 and it grew for 10 years and it was genetic should I worry about my son having thyroid cancer also?

Thyroid cancer: Your son has a slightly higher risk of developing thyroid cancer compared to the general population but that risk is still very low. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that begins in the female organs ...Read more