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First blood result hyperthyroid, second time better but not perfect. Ultrasound was clear not enlarged, no nodule. What could cause this fluctuation?

First blood result hyperthyroid, second time better but not perfect. Ultrasound was clear not enlarged, no nodule. What could cause this fluctuation?

Subacute thyroiditis: Hi. Fluctuations from normal to hyperthyroid falling back through normal to hypothyroid, then usually returning to normal is characteristic of a subacute thyroiditis. The hyper phase is self-limited and is due to leakage of stored hormone, not overproduction (so very different than Graves'). When the stored hormone is depleted, there is a hypo phase until the thyroid recovers and is normal again ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Had a bout with hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Had a bout with  hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Nodules: Some thyroid nodules do produce thyroid hormone and can cause hyperthyroidism. A nuclear thyroid scan is used to diagnose toxic thyroid nodules, but I'm not sure whether the taking of iodide therapy would nullify the scan accuracy. Your thyroidologist or endocrinologist can answer this question best. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Hyperthyroidism and nodules .Ths is 0.50 sudden pain in thyroid  and feeling unwell, exhaustion, nervousness drskeep sending me for ultrasounds and bl?

Possible thyroiditis: Symptoms suggest acute thyroiditis. A inflammation of the thyroid which can cause temporary hyperthyroidism. Blood work and perhaps a radioactive thyroid uptake should be able to define the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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Lowfever steatorrhea anxiety, benign thyroid nodule, p.O.T.S, wtloss, thyroid levels normal right after pregnan. Can it still be hyperthyroid? Dr wont check my levels agian till may?! gi-is ruled out.

Lowfever steatorrhea anxiety, benign thyroid nodule, p.O.T.S, wtloss, thyroid levels normal right after pregnan. Can it still be hyperthyroid? Dr wont check my levels agian till may?! gi-is ruled out.

Thyroid ok: Reg thyroid, its ok to wait until may. Regarding the steatorrhea, possible causes can be lack of bile acids (due to liver damage, hypolipidemic drugs, or having had the gallbladder removed, defects in pancreatic enzymes, and defective mucosal cells due to inflammatory bowel disease.The absence of bile acids will cause the feces to turn gray or pale. See your doctor for workup. ...Read more

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How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?

How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?

Toxic nodular Goiter: Toxic nodular goiter can hide a 10-20% risk of thyroid cancer. Need a beta-blocker like propranolol to control some symptoms like rapid heart rate to prevent heart failure. http://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-11/vol-6-issue-11-p-6-7/ http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/Hyperthyroidism/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000317.htm ...Read more

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My bloods are normal, so gp says i have nodule on thyroid. And hav symptoms of overactive thyroid been ill for weeks...Pls can u help?

My bloods are normal, so gp says 
i have nodule on thyroid. And hav symptoms of overactive thyroid 
been ill for weeks...Pls can u help?

Thyroid nodule: If you're having symptoms or hyperthyroid, need to return to fp or see endocrinologist for thyroid function tests as well as thyroid ultra-sound/scan/biopsy to determine nature of nodule. If benign, there are medications to help control overactive thyroid, or if necessary, part of the gland can be removed. Docs can advise you best after tests. ...Read more

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I want to know if botox which I had in my neck can cause complications such as hyperthyroid and a thyroid nodular cyst?

I want to know if botox which I had in my neck can cause complications such as hyperthyroid and a thyroid nodular cyst?

Botox & Thyroid: Botox is injected superficially. Hyperthyroidism or thyroid nodular cysts resulting from Botox injections have never been reported. I recommend you check your thyroid function with your primary care provider or endocrinologist ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism for 5 years. Had a sonar done and a nodule 13mm in size was found. Extreme palpitaions, tired, depressed. Is this normal?

Hyperthyroidism for 5 years. Had a sonar done and a nodule 13mm in size was found.  Extreme palpitaions, tired, depressed. Is this normal?

Hyperthy & nodule: Hi. No, it is not "normal" to be hyperthyroid and have a nodule. If you've had it for 5 years, is someone treating it? Is the cause of the hyperthyroidism known (i.e., Graves' vs. toxic adenoma/s)? If it's Graves', the nodule needs a needle biopsy to see if it's cancer. If it's a toxic adenoma, a thyroid scan will tell if the nodule is the cause of the hyperthy (those nodules aren't cancerous). ...Read more

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Having hyperthyroid symptoms after having radio active iodine a year ago to destroy thyroid. Also nodule on left side of neck. Is this possible?

Having hyperthyroid symptoms after having radio active iodine a year ago to destroy thyroid. Also nodule on left side of neck. Is this possible?

It is possible: Radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism destroys the thyroid in 80-90% of cases but in some patients the condition can recur and symptoms can return. To find out if this has happened to you, you need to see a doctor and have your T4 and TSH levels checked. Were you ever started on thyroid hormone replacement? Possible your dose is too high. ...Read more

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Is it still okay to run/jog/long walk/exercise if I have hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules? I will medicate my disease soon.

Is it still okay to run/jog/long walk/exercise if I have hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules? I will medicate my disease soon.

Depends: If your hyperthyroidism is causing your heart rate to be too fast, then vigorous exercise isn t a good idea. It would be more ideal to defer vigorous exercise until your hyperthyroidism is under control. I would favor long walks as exercise until then. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism due to graves disease. Recently had a raiu and scan done. A relatively large photopenic nodule was found. Next step?

Depends: If the scan showed a hot nodule it usually indicates the graves or the nodule is producing to much thyroid hormone.If it is cold they usually have to biopy the nodule. You should consult your pcp or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroid plus a nodule cyst. I still have difficulty swallowing. I'm going to see an endocrinologist. Do you think I might need surgery?

I have hyperthyroid plus a nodule cyst. I still have difficulty swallowing. I'm going to see an endocrinologist. Do you think I might need surgery?

Wait your doctor: will explain to you , unusual , thyroid nodule that will cause difficulty in swallowing , even huge goiters will not , but some times possible surgery done for malignancy , most likely your doctor will aspirate the cyst test for malignant cells ( FNA biopsy ) and treat you with medications , look for other causes for your swallowing problem. ...Read more

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Blood Results say hyperthyroid if no nodules & no palpable enlarged thyroid What's the cause? adenoids/other in the neck press on thyroid cause probs?

Blood Results say hyperthyroid if no nodules & no palpable enlarged thyroid What's the cause? adenoids/other in the neck press on thyroid cause probs?

Hyperthyroidism: occurs in a certain percentage or people without known cause, although many causes are of immune origin. It tends to run in families and is most common in young women, but can occur in either sex at any age.. Nothing in your neck caused it. If the diagnosis is confirmed, make sure it's treated properly. ...Read more

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Classic hyperthyroid symp, plus fam hist of it. 2 hypoechoic nodules. Endo is "watching". But, TSH normal. No Pheo. No diabetes. What else can mimic?

Anxiety: A normal tsh rules out hyperthyroidism. Tremor, weight loss, heat intolerance can be seen in estrogen deficiency, certain withdrawal states or chronic anxiety,but your endocrinologist,who knows all your history and lab results, is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Swallowing.: If you are hyperthyroid your doctor who diagnosed that should be treating you for it. A tiny thyroid nodular cyst should not cause difficulty swallowing. You should probably have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have a 5cm hot nodule on the right side of my thyroid causing hyperthyroidism. My endocrinologist says lobectomy and surgeon says total thyroidectom?

I have a 5cm hot nodule on the right side of my thyroid causing hyperthyroidism. My endocrinologist says lobectomy and surgeon says total thyroidectom?

Stay conservative.: Generally would go with more conservative approach of lobectomy. Unless there is a compelling reason to remove the other side leave it alone. Total thyroidectomy doubles your risk of injury to recurrent laryngeal nerve and your parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more