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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Dr. Michael Thompson
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How likely it is for a bulging in my parpebral conjunctiva and under my tongue be MALT lymphoma? Noticed them recently, possibly there for a long time. Swollen node on neck too. Ultrasound in 2 weeks

How likely it is for a bulging in my parpebral conjunctiva and under my tongue be MALT lymphoma? Noticed them recently, possibly there for a long time. Swollen node on neck too. Ultrasound in 2 weeks

May need a Biopsy: The only way to diagnose MALT lymphoma (or any other Cancer) is with a biopsy and microscopic examination of the tissue. If your nodes are growing and are bigger than 1-2 cm, a biopsy would be desirable to confirm the cause of nodal enlargement.

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What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

Depends on the site.: If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some medical oncologists like to give rituxan, (rituximab) but that is controversial.

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What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none: Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck.

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Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Yes: Hello- your doctor may do some testing to make sure it is not anywhere else but if it is a stage I malt lymphoma then resection is the only treatment required and cure is possible. Good luck!

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Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Yes you can: Malt lymphomas are typical indolent and asymptomatic. They can involve the lymph nodes or be infiltrating an organ. Symptoms, when present, are due to local compression causing swelling or local pain if the tumor has grown to a good sized mass.

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent.

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What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

Eyelid swelling: MALTOMA in the eye, like other sites arise from mucosa of that organ as the name is acronym for mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Hence swelling of eye mucosal conjuctiva on upper or lower lids or on adjacent sweat ducts are first sign and symptoms may include painLess Eye bulge redness, double vision, and usually without loss of vision. Seek consult Either way since IntraOcular NHL occur

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Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland.It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland. Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap.

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I had thyroid CT scan, everything was normal. Had labs today for upcoming app. & doctor ordered lymphoma blood test. Any reason why if scan was normal?

I had thyroid CT scan, everything was normal. Had labs today for upcoming app. & doctor ordered lymphoma blood test. Any reason why if scan was normal?

Unrelated diseases: Hi. The lymphoma blood test (flow cytometry, I assume) looks for a monoclonal white cell population. A CT of the thyroid (not a standard or ideal test for thyroid evaluation) looks for anatomical abnormalities of the thyroid. Thyroid anatomical abnormalities and lymphoma are distinct conditions with the very rare exception of thyroid lymphoma. Have you had a needle biopsy of your thyroid?

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R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

Many possibilities.: Lymphoma usually isn't painful, but the other symptoms could fit. However, there are a number of other possibilities. The thyroid swelling is suspicious for thyroiditis. If that is ruled out, ct scan of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis may be helpful, or possibly a pet/ct. Various infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause similar symptoms to malignancies.

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Can you always see a swollen lymph node in the neck caused by lymphoma?

Many Causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

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Would someone with lymphoma only have one swollen lymph node in the neck?

It depends...: The most common cause of cervical lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area), especially at a young age, is infection/inflammation. The diagnosis of lymphoma relies on a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms including unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, lack of appetite, progressively growing lymph nodes, etc. If highly suspicious, a lymph node biopsy is necessary.

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Lymph nodes was swollen in neck, now they have shrunk a little bit, so considering they have shrunk does this rule out cancers like lymphoma?

Healthy Immunity: Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of health, not a sign of disease. They are doing their job. They fight off infections all day long, even when you do not know you have been exposed to something. You do not have Lymphoma. You have a normal healthy immune system.

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Are lymphoma lymph nodes moveable? I have a lump in my neck that is tiny but when I turn my neck it gets slightly bigger. It is also quite mobile.

Are lymphoma lymph nodes moveable? I have a lump in my neck that is tiny but when I turn my neck it gets slightly bigger. It is also quite mobile.

Lymphoma: Nodes are usually quite large with variable mobility. A single cervical lymph node is quite common and not usually cause for alarm unless it enlarges or becomes hard. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Thyroid (Definition)

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