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Mechanism Of Thyroid Enlargement
I am a 43 year old female with unilateral thyroid enlargement. Been obvious for at least 6 months. Am absolutely terrified. Any advice?
Your PCP!: Most doctors can adequately assess your thyroid concerns, and make an appointment with an endocrinologist if needed. The tests i recommend are free t3, (liothyronine) tsh, antithyroid antibodies. If you have a goiter, you may need an ultrasound. If thyroid disease is common in family members, it increases your likelyhood of having issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: Its called goiter. Ask for a thyroid ultrasound. Minimally ask for an antibody test that can detect inflammatory agents causing the enlargement. Thyroid function test as well. If you've got a family history of thyroid disease in first-degree relative, you should be screened anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in right side of my neck i had it in all my neck befor but this time.I feel it deep.And one side is it possibility for thyroid enlargement?
How do doctors know that it's the thyroid enlargement causing difficulty breathing verses something else?
I am experiencing thyroid enlargement and obesity. The following also describes me: Weight gain. What should I do?
Thyroid and obesity : You need to do a second opinion with an endocrinologist here to figure out what is going on. ...Read more
27 yr. Old, female. No thyroid enlargement or any nodules upon palpation. What could this mean? Can someone have hyperthyroidism without any nodule?
Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom
Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more
My Daughter has thyroid enlargement. sym were Neck bulge & Cough, trouble swallowing, tired.Ultrasound said thyroid enlarged no mass, what causes this?
Several causes.: Enlarger thryoid is called a goiter, and in many countries is caused by lact of iodine in the diet, but that is rare in the US. More likely, since no masses or nodules are seen on ultrasound, it is caused by Graves disease or hyperthyroidism or inflammation of the gland often called Hashimoto's. Blood tests for T3, T4 and antibodies are helpful. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/goiter/symptoms-causes/dxc-20264595 ...Read more
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