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Massage To Reduce Thyroid Nodules
Need further eval: The low TSH needs to be addressed as it can cause problems for you. In the presence of thyroid nodules, you will need a thyroid uptake and scan to make sure the nodules are not producing too much thyroid hormones. Treatment then would be antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, or surgery. You should not be doing nothing with a low tsh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If you treat with levothyroxine, lowering the tsh, the goiter may shrink. But often it does not, at least not much. There is also a risk of inducing hyperthyroidism. If there is a cyst, aspiration of the cyst may shrink the gland, but the fluid in the cyst often comes back. If the goiter is big and compressing airway or esophagus, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Recent ultrasound of thyroid can you let me know if i need to get any of the nodules aspirated history: thyroid nodule on mri.
Technique: thyroid u?
yes: Listen to your board certified endocrinologist md. ...Read more
Can hyperactive thyroid increase your testosterone lvl? And if so will thyroid medication help bring it down?
See answer: Testosterone (T) exists in blood in three forms: 50-60% tightly bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein (biologically inactive); 40-50% weakly bound to Albumin protein (active); and 3-5% unbound/Free T (active). Hyperthyroidism can cause higher levels of SHBG (inactive T) leading to higher serum levels of Total T, but unchanged or relative decrease in the two active forms of T. ...Read more
Usually not: In the distant past, thyroid hormone was used to 'shrink' nodules. More recent studies with ultrasound monitoring has shown that most nodules do not shrink with thyroid hormone treatment. Because thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in women, it is important to follow most thyroid nodules with ultrasound. With hashimoto's thyroiditis, there can be false or pseudonodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with hashimoto's also have lymphocytic infiltration of the gland which contributes to goiter development also. That takes time to go down. We see this in patients with nl thyroid function also. Grave's antibodies stimulate thyroid growth mimicking tsh. ...Read more
Have thyroid goiter and inflammation. No nodules. Feel lump in throat. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 75mcg for hashimotos. Can you have thyroid cancer with no nodules?
Thyroid nodules 5mm and 7mm. Biopsy is papillary cancer. How many rai treatments needed? How long after rai can I try to get pregnant?
Maybe none: For a papillary carcinoma <1 cm (which both of yours are), if there is no lymph-vascular invasion and no other primaries, you have <3 total primary tumors -- and so you don't need to have rai therapy. If there are more than 3, then it is usually based on weight, lymph-vascular invasion, and size of the tumors. I would wait 6 months before trying to get pregnant after the surgery (and/or rai). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I consider surgery to removed Thyroid Gland with nodule(4.30cm×6.06cm×5.75cm)+ others not as big.w/several cystic areas?Non benign/cont.growth
Thyroid nodules: This is a large nodule. What is meant by "non benign"? Has it been biopsied? Presumably this is "cold" on RAI scan and you are not hyperthyroid. There are many factors; talk to your endocrinologist. The main reasons for surgery would be 1. suspicion of cancer, 2. large nodule causing trouble swallowing/breathing. Surgery should be by an experienced thyroid surgeon (not just anyone). ...Read more
My thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16.264. Do I need to increase or decrease the medicine dose?
Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules , plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds
Swallowing difficult: Yes -- if the goiter is large. Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation, pregnancy, bleeding within the nodules, or thyrotoxicosis (hyper functioning gland). For this reason, once diagnosed, most physicians recommend thyroid nodules/goiters be monitored with annual examination and thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more
Do solid benign thyroid nodules grow quickly? And could you have normal TSH levels with a solid benign nodule on the thyroid?
Nodules: Growth of thyroid nodules may represent malignancy. The only way to really know is to perform fna biopsy. Many patients with solid thyroid nodules will have normal tsh. Thyroid scans are generally no longer thought to be useful in distinguishing between benign and malignant nodules. Rai thyroid scans should be ordered in patients with suspected hyperthyroidism, not routinely for all patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have goiter + 6 micronodules, not suspicious on 2 US. TSH 2.2 FT3/4 OK. Anti Tpo 1309 Anti TG 117. Goiter fluctuates size. Is it likely to be cancer?
Not very likely: B"sd sounds fairly typical for Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which commonly causes coarse echoes on thyroid US images. Also, nodules are often seen, many of which are pseudonodules due to thyroid inflammation only, and tend to come and go over time. Dr will keep up with serial US to watch for growing or otherwise suspicous nodules that might suggest cancer with need for needle biopsy or surgery ...Read more
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