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Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

Several reasons: There are several possible reasons including infection, inflammation, stone and even tumors. It needs evaluation by an ENT specialist and an MRI of the gland may be needed as well. ...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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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid gland, normal ultrasound and normal bloodwork. Why could it be swollen?

Swollen thyroid gland, normal ultrasound  and normal bloodwork. Why could it be swollen?

Swollen?: If the ultrasound is normal i don't understand why you say the thyroid gland is enlarged. Ultrasound is very good at assessing thyroid enlargement. ...Read more

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2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender. New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender.  New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

Likely Thyroiditis: A heterogeneous (or inhomogeneous) thyroid echotexture is usually from thyroiditis (Either Hashimoto's or Silent/Viral). Inflammation of the thyroid (Thyroiditis) can cause pain. ...Read more

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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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"Heterogeneous hypo-echoic thyroid parenchyma with regional right side enlarged lymph nodes." appears in my thyroid Ultra sound test. What's this?

"Heterogeneous hypo-echoic thyroid parenchyma with regional right side enlarged lymph nodes." appears in my thyroid Ultra sound test. What's this?

No simple answer: All that medical mumbo jumble is very clear to a physician but not so to the average person. You need to speak to your physician who ordered the ultrasound test so that he/she can easily explain the anatomy of what is going on and any consequences of this finding. It's too much to go over in this context. ...Read more

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Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal,  UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coalesce or locally enlarge, then cysts large enough to see via current US technology can be seen. This still indicates something not optimal but it is solid nodules which are far more worrisome &, though less frequent, far more likely to be thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged thyroid feel long , wide and slightly raised?

Does an enlarged thyroid feel long , wide and slightly raised?

Thyroidomegaly: Possibly. Get your doctor to examine your thyroid and get an ultrasound done. ...Read more

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Are swollen glands normal with fms?

Are swollen glands normal with fms?

No: Swollen glands are not typical for fms. Swollen lymph glands can be seen with a variety of conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, which has some overlapping symptoms with fms. If you have swollen glands get evaluated. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned. ...Read more

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What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, because it thinks it is foreign, like a virus. However in graves disease the antibodies that attack the thyroid actually stimulate receptors that make it grow and produce too much thyroid hormone. In thyroiditis the immune cells infiltrate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Thyroidperoxidase 1250, all other thyroid test normal, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymphnodes on 1 side under jaw and back of neck but not sick?

Thyroidperoxidase 1250, all other thyroid test normal, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymphnodes on 1 side under jaw and back of neck but not sick?

hashimoto's : You should follow up with your doctor. You likely have a condition which is called- hashimoto's thyroiditis- which is a chronic inflammation-caused by an autoimmune condition- which is presented with significant level of thyroid peroxidase antibody and /or thyroglobulin antibody. See your doctor and have further detail discussion with your md. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies blood- 10 000 Thyroid ultrasound- right and left lobe gland slightly coarse in echo texture.few tiny colloid cysts bilateral. Right lobe 18x14x40mm. Left lobe 16x15x53mm.

Hashimoto's : Sounds like Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although in the initial phase there can be fluctuation of thyroid hormone levels in this disease, over the long run, you will likely need thyroid hormone replacement. Please see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What caued thyroid nodules? Thyroid is normal size and functions normally...

What caued thyroid nodules?  Thyroid is normal size and functions normally...

Very common problem: Thyroid nodules are very common. We do not know why they appear. They normally do not cause functional changes in the thyroid. Once they are found, thyroid labs are done and ultrasound is used to evaluate. Those over 1 cm often get biopsied with fine needle aspiration biopsy. Luckily, about 95% of nodules are benign. ...Read more

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Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

You will need Exam: This problem outlined by your question will need to undergo asap examination by your local internal medical physician. The "sore throat near chin" may be due to a number of diagnoses, and thus does not lend itself to 'diagnostic conjecture' within this forum. (it could be due to inflammed lymph node, inflammed salivary gland, skin infection proper, just to name a few possiblities.). ...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