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Doctor insights on: Thymus Gland Calf Medication

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My bones ache, I have a persistent pain under my armpit, I have headaches and get random nausea my leg bones ache the most, glands on my neck hurt?

My bones ache, I have a persistent pain under my armpit, I have headaches and get random nausea my leg bones ache the most, glands on my neck hurt?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. All your symptoms may or may not be related to one medical condition like firbromyalgia, or you may have several underlying conditions. See a Dr. and get a good check up, Best wishes. ...Read more

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Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used. Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process. You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is the thymus gland removed with minimally invasive surgery?

How is the thymus gland removed with minimally invasive surgery?

Thymus lives: Behind the sternum or breast bone. Splitting it to access it or coronary arteries for bypass leaves a long scar. Big blood vessels live behind, the heart below. Accessing from above was done to acess nodes, or the left pleural space with thoracoscopic scopes is plausible, reserving conversion to open if bleeding ensues. There are many important vessels and nerves. I'd pick mediastinotomy still. ...Read more

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What are the thymus glands and the hormones they secrete?

What are the thymus glands and the hormones they secrete?

Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blood cell that protects body from certain viruses and other infections. Thymus produces and secretes thymosin, hormone necessary for T cell development and production. Thymus involutes following puberty. ...Read more

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Could thymus gland regrow?

Could thymus gland regrow?

Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also, hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise, thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more

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When to go to ED for enlarged thymus gland?

When to go to ED for enlarged thymus gland?

Unsure about what: Ed means. If you mean emergency dept. Then there is really no need to go to "ed". Go to a primary physician who will then order a chest xray and ct scan of the chest for evaluation. Your clinical findings may indicate myasthenia gravis or thymoma. ...Read more

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What are foods that are good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

What are foods that are good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods have beneficial effects on your nervous system, immune system and hormonal system and hence your thymus gland as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are food good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Could you tell me what are food good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Not certain: Eating fish is supposed to be good for the brain. I know of no food which nourishes your thymus, not even sweet bread. ...Read more

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I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?

I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?

Need more info: We all have a little of residual thymus in adult life. Did you have a thymus tumor that was treated? If you did not have any thymus tumor ever, residual thymus tissue is not a cause for concern, ...Read more

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What is the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis?

What is the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis?

Treatment: Agree with dr. Brown. Often, abnormalities found in thymus. Probably more importantly is its role in treatment/possible cure. In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. This link may assist: http://goo. Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many reason, some obvious, others not so obvious. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born without a thymus gland?

Can a baby be born without a thymus gland?

YES: Several genetic defects that affect the development of t lymphocytes (immune system blood cells) results in absent or very small thymus. Also, deletion of chromosome 22q11 or digeorge syndrome, a relatively common genetic syndrome, causes poor devlopment of thymus, which is significant in 1% of babies with this chromosomal deletion. ...Read more

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Had CT chest showed fatty tissue on thymus gland. Is this considered thymolipoma? What is, if any, treatment?

Had CT chest showed fatty tissue on thymus gland. Is this considered thymolipoma? What is, if any, treatment?

Probably normal: Thymus gradually becomes replaced by fat and involutes throughout maturation. The gland is atrophic or diminihed. Thymus is biggest at puberty and then regresses. Thymolipoma is very rare benign anterior mediastinal tumor. Most patients are asymptomatic but may present with symptoms attributable to its huge size or less frequently associated autoimmune myasthenia gravis, your situation is normal. ...Read more

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Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?

Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?

Yes: As much as possible, thymus tumor should be removed. For any residual thymus that cannot be removed, radiotherapy or chemotherapy has to be considered. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged thymus gland and am a 47 yr old female. I have been very sick with Lyme disease, emphysema, fibromyalgia. Should I go to the er.?

I have an enlarged thymus gland and am a 47 yr old female. I have been very sick with Lyme disease, emphysema, fibromyalgia. Should I go to the er.?

No: The chronic issues you face should be addressed by an internist who can look at all of your signs and symptoms through a wider-angle lens. An enlarged thymus, unless associated with myasthenic or obstructive symptoms, should not be worrisome. ...Read more

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Endocrinology. What specific blood test covers pit & hypothalmus, thymus adrenal glands. No acth allowed, scans won't be read anywhere in uk, need closure?

Endocrinology. What specific blood test covers pit & hypothalmus, thymus adrenal glands. No acth allowed, scans won't be read anywhere in uk, need closure?

There are a: Multitude of tests that relate to the pituitary and hypothalamus plus the other endocrine glands -- but not the thymus, which is in a different body system. I don't know why your scans couldn't be read by someone in the uk. You need to discuss this with your doctors. ...Read more

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What about radiation for breast cancer hitting the thymus gland? Can this not cause immune suppression?

What about radiation for breast cancer hitting the thymus gland?  Can this not cause immune suppression?

Not usually: The thymus is largest at puberty and then regresses. Immune system than is maintained by other sources in the body. Immune cells are cells in the blood stream and bone marrow in adults. ...Read more

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Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?

Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?

The thymus gland: Is not in the neck, it is in the chest(anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read more

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Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult? This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult?  This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

Thoracic Surgeon.: An "enlarged" thymus gland "attached to breast bone" with chest pain and shortness of breath, needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist and possibly by a thoracic surgeon, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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17 yrs Male, weight loss,involuntary neck movements, takes leg back while walking, irritated,good IQ, moody,on antipsychotic drugs since 6 yrs on doc adv?

17 yrs Male, weight loss,involuntary neck movements, takes leg back while walking, irritated,good IQ, moody,on antipsychotic drugs since 6 yrs on doc adv?

A few comments: Several thoughts based upon your description. You may have "Spasmodic Torticollis" or even "Tardive Dyskinesia", and either of these might explain your symptoms. Recommend a neurology consult and perhaps a psychiatrist to assess these "antipsychotic drugs". ...Read more

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17 yrs Male, weight loss,involuntary neck movements, takes leg back while walking, irritated,good IQ, moody,on antipsychotic drugs since 6 yrs on doc adv?

17 yrs Male, weight loss,involuntary neck movements, takes leg back while walking, irritated,good IQ, moody,on antipsychotic drugs since 6 yrs on doc adv?

Age 17: Given your symptoms you must have one or both of your parents take to both a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist.
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Probably virus: Myalgias are pains in your muscles that occur when you are fighting an infection. With a fever, swollen glands and myalgias, it sounds like you have a virus. This could be influenza, mononucleosis, or any number of viruses. But 15 days is a long time, so you need to see a doctor! There are other inflammatory diseases that can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which is infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and you may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My right glands on my neck is big and hurts why?

My right glands on my neck is big and hurts why?

Possible infection: Often the glands around your face and/or neck become inflamed(painful) and enlarged when you have some sort of infection ... a sort of "reaction" to the inflammatory response of your body to an infection. Unfortunately you don't provide much history so I can really tell you much more. If you'd like better guidance consider seeing your doc or a formal consultation here. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen neck gland?

What to do if I have a swollen neck gland?

See physician: A swollen nodule in the neck could be a lymph node or a host of other conditions. See your physician if this does not improve within a week. ...Read more