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What does examination of the neck shows thickened thyroid gland with mild tenderness on palpation no nodules appreciated mean please. Thank you?

What does examination of the neck shows thickened thyroid gland with mild tenderness on palpation no nodules appreciated mean please. Thank you?

?thyroid inflammatio: If your thyroid is enlarged and the tenderness is truly over the gland in the midline you may have subacute thyroiditis which is usually caused by a viral infection and runs its course in a few weeks. I can sometimes cause transient thyroid overactivity. Aspirin is said to help with the discomfort ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

Neck lump: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it depends if you had partial or total thyroid resection and the reason why it was removed. Either way I would suggest to be seen by a PCP and getting a neck ultrasound along with TSH level. I hope it helps! Thank you. ...Read more

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Can my thyroid gland be acting up do to pain on the left side of my neck?

Can my thyroid gland be acting up do to pain on the left side of my neck?

May be: The question is not very clear. If you have pain in one side of the neck, it not likely to be due to thyroid gland. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My ultrasound for the neck says my thyroid gland is of normal size but I have mild, diffuse non-specific parenchymal disease. What does that mean?

My ultrasound for the neck says my thyroid gland is of normal size but I have mild, diffuse non-specific parenchymal disease. What does that mean?

Thyroid ultrasound: It means you have something going on in the thyroid gland tissue(parenchyma). So discuss with the Drs who ordered it. At your age first guess would be hyperactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I was cut by accident in my neck. The doctor removed the left side of my thyroid gland. Was that necessary? Wouldn't it have healed on its own?

I was cut by accident in my neck. The doctor removed the left side of my thyroid gland. Was that necessary? Wouldn't it have healed on its own?

Depends on the damag: I would trust you doctor in that case, i'm sure if it didn't need to be taken out he would not as assumed the extra risks of surgery. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. and simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

Other than seeing: a doctor, there is nothing much you can do. With such description you need to see a doctor asap, better start with an ENT specialist, or go to ER, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a swollen thyroid gland and on palpitation a lump on both sides but more prominent on right side of the neck it is painless though is it cancer?

I have a swollen thyroid gland and on palpitation a lump on both sides but more prominent on right side of the neck it is painless though is it cancer?

It is abnormal: Any growth in the Thyroid gland requires evaluation and, if needed, a biopsy. It can be due to a benign goiter, yet we can not rule out Thyroid cancer without additional studies like Ultrasound and or Radioisotope Thyroid scan. Go seek opinion from an Endocrinologist . ...Read more

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What would cause a 4mm hypoechoic nodule in left lobe of thyroid gland, along with prominent bilateral cervical lymph nodes as found in a neck US?

Thyroid cyst: It sounds like you have a simple thyroid cyst and possiblt a couple of reactive nodes that may be within normal. Why did you have an ultrasound? 4mm cysts is not palpable. I would recommend regular 6-12 month follow up. it is low risk for neoplastic pathology based on your description. ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more

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I got a ultrasound on my neck (thyroid gland) & was told that it's enlarged & I need to see a specialist ASAP. Diagnosed w Graves' disease? Wht 2 exp?

I got a ultrasound on my neck (thyroid gland) & was told that it's enlarged & I need to see a specialist ASAP. Diagnosed w Graves' disease? Wht 2 exp?

Grave's: ASAP is not really necessary but it would be a good idea to go soon. An enlarged thyroid could be treated with radio-active iodine or with thyroid surgery. The specialist will explain both to you and you should (?must) follow his/her advice. Not generally a major event and if the thyroid levels are low post treatment you will be prescribed thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Yes: You should see a doctor if you're having sore throat and the other symptoms you described, as it could be from a strep infection, which would require antibiotics. It may be viral as well, but without an exam and possible testing, there's no way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the connection between cold weather and thyroid gland?

Cold intolerance: There is no direct connection between cold weather and the thyroid gland. Sometimes when the thyroid is under-active (hypothyroidism), patients may feel intolerant to the cold. This means that they get cold more easily and feel cold when other people are not cold. If the thyroid is over-active (hyperthyroidism) they may feel hot (heat intolerance). ...Read more

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My thyroid ultrasound shows diminished size of the thyroid gland. Its 4.5 mm but perfect in shape. My tests results were : TSH 2.70 ft3 2.84 ft4 11.1 ?

Normal function: Your thyroid function tests are within normal limits. Size of the gland, unless abnormally enlarged, is not an issue. ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, which is better than ct in visualizing the thyroid, and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more