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What does it mean that the thyroid gland is mildly prominent?

What does it mean that the thyroid gland is mildly prominent?

Physical exam: On routine physical exams the thyroid is examined by palpating the neck from behind and making the patient swallow. Sometimes, during the exam the tissue is more prominent suggesting that the gland may be enlarged ...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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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid, symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. ...Read more

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Hi i was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands i had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Not likely: Most people referring to "swollen glands" are talking about enlarged lymph nodes just under the jaw, that typically enlarge due to upper respiratory or mouth infections. They have nothing to do with your thyroid, and changes in thyroid levels should not effect these glands. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people , prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform , tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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My thyroid levels are normal but my thyroid gland fluctuates in swelling. Have a list of symptoms and cysts on my thyroid. What could be causing this?

My thyroid levels are normal but my thyroid gland fluctuates in swelling. Have a list of symptoms and cysts on my thyroid. What could be causing this?

Common: Small cysts and nodules of the thyroid are common in the population, especially in women. As long as they are small, they have no clinical significance and can be followed. It is unlikely that your thyroid fluctuates much in size from day to day or even week to week. Sometimes people have a feeling in their neck or a fat pad that appears to change, but it is not their thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

Lab test essential: A child with hypoactive thyroid may have constipation, delayed growth, poor cognitive skills, large tongue etc. However, clinical signs and symptoms are not a good indicator of thyroid function. If there is any doubt, easily available and not too expensive tests, e.g., TSH and free T4 are essential for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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I have pain in throat. mabye thyroid gland when touching. no other symptoms. i smoke 1 pack of cigaret. ?

I have pain in throat. mabye thyroid gland when touching. no other symptoms. i smoke 1 pack of cigaret. ?

Throat pain: A sore throat is likely due to pharyngitis (viral is most likely; however, if fevers and persistent you would want to rule out bacterial). Smoking is also an irritant and can contribute to throat discomfort. Quitting smoking is best for your health in general. If you can feel your thyroid gland, have a doctor exam it - they will be able to determine if it needs further evaluation/tests. ...Read more

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I am being tested for a nodule "outside" the thyroid gland, not "in" it. I have several symptoms for the last 2 years. Throat or thyroid ?

Nodule: Could be many different things including ectopic thyroid nodule, parathyroid gland or lymph node. An fna (fine needle aspirate) may be helpful and would allow a pathologist to evaluate cells from this nodule. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have sore throat. have pain when touching on throat. mabye thyroid gland. no fever or other symptom. can it be HIV symptom or other?

I have sore throat. have pain when touching on throat. mabye thyroid gland. no fever or other symptom. can it be HIV symptom or other?

Tender thyroid?: Hi. If your thyroid gland is tender, that's called a thyroiditis. You should see your doctor to have that evaluated. Some HIV meds have been associated with thyroiditis. Talk with your HIV doc about other possibilities. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?

Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?

No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove the thyroid gland and is it bad once you don't have it or what?

Is it possible to remove the thyroid gland  and is it bad once you don't have it or what?

NO , You need it: You don't remove it , if it is not diseased . When removed need to be supplemented with thyroid hormone , as thyroxine is the ring leader of metabolic activity of every cell in the body. ...Read more

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How can my thyroid gland have a nodule, but I can't feel it?

How can my thyroid gland have a nodule, but I can't feel it?

Size: If it's small and centrally located, you might not feel it. Ultrasound is the best way to "pick up" or detect these small nodules. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period in 2 months could my thyroid gland be interfering?

I haven't gotten my period in 2 months could my thyroid gland be interfering?

Thyroid and period.: Thyroid gland dysfunction can lead to issues with your period - timing, flow, duration...even complete absence. But there are myriad other reasons for one to miss a period. Have you taken a pregnancy test yet? A gynecologist visit may be in order. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid gland do?

Endocrine Gland: 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 located in the neck. It also controls body's temperature ...Read more

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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the function of a thyroid gland?

What is the function of a thyroid gland?

Controls metabolism: The thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism. An under-active thyroid can cause weight gain, for instance. Your doctor can order simple blood tests to check on your thyroid. ...Read more

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How to make your thyroid gland work again?

How to make your thyroid gland work again?

Not much you can do: If your thyroid gland has failed, there is not much you can do. If the cause is hashimoto's thyroiditis, it is usually progressive and you become hypothyroid forever (although thyroid levels can go up/down for a while initially). There is a form of "subacute thyroiditis" which can make you hypo transiently, and then you recover. ...Read more

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What happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

Why was it removed?: You need to address the issue of why it was removed in the first place. Was it hyperthyroid? Nodules? Cancer? There are lots of issues and it is best you sort this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

The lower neck.: The bulk of the thyroid gland lies on both sides of your wind-pipe in your neck. This area is just above the bony notch at the top of your breast bone. There is a small bridge of tissue that connects the two lobes. Normally you cannot see or feel this gland. See a doctor if this area is puffy, feel like you have something in your throat, or there is a tenderness or fulness in this area. ...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