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What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

Goiter: Goiter is simple enlargement of the thyroid gland. Most often, it's due to insufficient dietary iodine or familial inheritance. Non-toxic means that you are not producing an abnormal amount of thyroid hormone. Uninodular would specifically mean that you have a single nodule within the thyroid. Usually a solitary nodule should be evaluated with needle biopsy or followed closely with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

May need biopsy: A solitary nodule in a goiter, that is "cold" on scan, needs to be biopsied by someone who is good at this. Although the likelihood of cancer is low, maybe 10%, but it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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What is a non toxic uninodular goiter?

What is a non toxic uninodular goiter?

A nodule: Hi. A non-toxic uninodular goiter means you have a nodule in the thyroid that is NOT autonomously over-producing thyroid hormone. There is a risk the nodule is a thyroid cancer, so your doctor will probably send you to an endocrinologist to get a fine needle aspiration biopsy. If the nodule is benign, you leave it alone; if it's cancer, you head down that path (most are benign). Good luck. ...Read more

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I just got results from a thyroid uptake scan it says they found a toxic uninodular goiter and unspecified goiter I also have itp is there a connection and what exactly is a toxic uninodular goiter also my thyroid is enlarge

I just got results from a thyroid uptake scan it says they found a toxic uninodular goiter and unspecified goiter I also have itp is there a connection and what exactly is a toxic uninodular goiter also my thyroid is enlarge

Get thyroid labs: You most likely already have your thyroid levels checked. If not, you need to get thyroid labs drawn. From the uptake and scan above, your TSH should be low, which indicates hyperthyroidism. The treatment is 1)antithyroid drug, 2)i-131 ablation, 3)surgery. With itp, maybe hold off on surgery for now. Please discuss all of this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

Neck swelling/swallo: Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance. Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of having a goiter,?

Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter. ...Read more

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How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it?

A goiter: Is an enlarged thyroid and there are various causes: under active or overactive thyroids, multiple nodules, inflammation, immune disorders, etc. There are genetic predispositions as well. If you're concerned, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

Goiter: A 'goiter' means a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and there are a number of causes. There may be no symptoms or the vague sense of neck tightness. Best for you to see your primary care physician to start, and then perhaps an endocrinologist. Surgeons get involved only when necessary. ...Read more

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Symptoms of having a goiter?

Symptoms of having a goiter?

Goiter: Goiter is referred to enlarged thyroid gland. Visible enlargement may be the only symptom of it. Depending on the nature of the problem, there will be various symptoms present. Benign goiters may have minimal symptoms if small, while malignant or large benign ones may interfere with swallowing and / or breathing to name a few. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the causes, symptoms and medication of goiter?

Depends: Footers come when your thyroid is working too hard. If your diet is lacking iodine you can get a goiter. If your body makes antibodies against your own thyroid (like being allergic to yourself) you can get a goiter to. It is a big like knot in the center of your neck and should not be painful. Usually the medication needed is thyroid supplementation ...Read more

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I have a goiter, and multiple hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in two weeks. Should I change diet now, or will it effect test results?

I have a goiter, and multiple hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in two weeks. Should I change diet now, or will it effect test results?

Diet will: Have absolutely no effect. Let's see what your doctor thinks about your thyroid, or consider a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Have a goiter and many other hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in 2 weeks. Should I wait to change diet, so it doesn't effect test results?

Have a goiter and many other hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in 2 weeks. Should I wait to change diet, so it doesn't effect test results?

No diet change: If you do have hashimoto thyroiditis, no diet change will help, as it is an autoimmune problem. No diet change with any thyroid problem except for those that are associated with iodine deficiency is needed. ...Read more

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I think I have a goiter and also have lots of symptoms of hypo. Can hypo symptoms come and go some days I feel better others I can barely function.

Goiter: Goiter is the physical sign, swollen neck due to enlarged thyroid. hypothyroidism may occur with or without goiter and it is decreased function of thyroid gland. When one is hypothyroid especially initially ir may be subclinical symptoms can wax and wane, but there may be other causes consider, sinusitis, autoimmune, food intolerances. Check TSH. T4, thyroid U/S, ESR, CRP, f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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One dr said I may have goiter, 2 others say I don't confused. Do slight goiters a cause cough ect. Or do only well pronounced goiter cause symotoms?

One dr said I may have goiter, 2 others say I don't confused. Do slight goiters a cause cough ect. Or do only well pronounced goiter cause symotoms?

Goiter or not?: Goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid gland, which rests at the base of the Adam's apple. Outside the US the most common cause of goiter is iodine insufficiency. In the US, the most common causes are hypo/hyperthyroidism. typically only large goiters cause cough. However, it's very important that the cause of your suspected goiter, even if small, be worked up. C ur doc 2 b sure this gets done! ...Read more

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My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

Thyroid tests: Your tests are results of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyrogolbulin. If you are hypo (low) thyroid with these positive tests, a DX of Hashi is high. If you are euthyroid (normal tsh, normal T4) it suggests DX of autoimmune thyroid disease. Please be sure you follow up with your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a goiter, its symptoms and treatment?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter, hashimotos)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

Needs treatment: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. This can be due to, for example, a lack of iodine in a person's diet. To make up for the shortage of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland grows larger. ...Read more

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I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

Don't Panic, there: Are 3 main types of non-toxic goiter. Worldwide most common cause is iodine def, rare in US. Supplements/inc I in diet may shrink it. In older people in the US multinodular goiter is most common. If no sx's US & bx of any susp nods w tx if nec. Then follow w/US. Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis is next. Can cause hypothyroid. Monitor TFT's, tx if nec. If not bothered, mon. If sx's tx exists. ...Read more

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Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom

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