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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

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Thyroid labs in normal range, u/s showed several small cysts and mildly heterogeneous echotexture but been having many symptoms, runs in fam, c a endo?

Thyroid labs in normal range, u/s showed several small cysts and mildly heterogeneous echotexture but been having many symptoms, runs in fam, c a endo?

Maybe: If the thyroid testing was complete and entirely normal, one can be comfortable that the symptoms are not from am abnormality of thyroid function. The ultrasound findings are minor and very unlikely to cause any symptoms. I would discuss with your primary physician whether your symptoms might be related to any other hormonal problems with which an endocrinologist could be helpful. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems but my tests come back normal. Saw my gynecologist and she found cysts? Could that be why I feel sluggish?

I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems but my tests come back normal. Saw my gynecologist and she found cysts? Could that be why I feel sluggish?

Definitely!: Most doctors rely on TSH alone to assess thyroid. If you have cysts/nodules...you need a full work-up including ultrasound (if not already done), TSH, free T4, free T3, (liothyronine) Reverse T3, (liothyronine) Thyroglobulin and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), ferritin levels, selenium, and iodine levels. You may have a hidden autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm thyroid nodule (cyst). Labs are normal. I still have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Doc says to come back in 6 months. Help.

I have a 3mm thyroid nodule (cyst). Labs are normal.  I still have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism.  Doc says to come back in 6 months. Help.

Doc is correct: A 3 mm thyroid cyst has no clinical significance. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are nonspecific and generally common in the population (especially fatigue and weight gain). If your thyroid levels are normal, there is likely a different cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from des moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more

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Hot & cold cystic nodule 1 in ea thyroid lobe. T4/t3 high end normal.Tsh low, mild swelling & perimenopausal? Symptoms. Fna due. Diet suggestions. Ta

Hot & cold cystic nodule 1 in ea thyroid lobe. T4/t3 high end normal.Tsh low, mild swelling & perimenopausal? Symptoms. Fna due. Diet suggestions. Ta

Yes. : I would recommend avoiding salt in order to decrease any swelling. Also, avoiding caffeine will help avoid palpitatins and d other symp symptoms related to high thyroid state. ...Read more

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Tiny thyroid cysts seen on the ultrasound; what symptoms can such cysts cause ? also will this can be dangerous for me if left without treatment

Tiny thyroid cysts seen on the ultrasound;  what symptoms can such cysts cause ? also will  this can be dangerous for me if left without treatment

Endocrinologist: A Thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. In my experience, multiple thyroid cysts are usually a benign finding and require no treatment if your thyroid function is normal. ...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