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Are all thyroid gland nodules harmless?

Are all thyroid gland nodules harmless?

Thyroid nodules: A very small percentage of thyroid nodules can be cancer. That is why your doctor will examine them with ultrasound and perform needle aspiration biopsy on them. If the nodule is suspicious appearing, it may need to be surgically removed. However, most are harmless. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more


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If the thyroid gland is functioning properly, what is that called?

Euthyroid: Euthyroid. Eu- as a prefix generally means "normal". ...Read more

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Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

3 of 'em: Hi. The actual thyroid hormones, T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine, a.k.a. liothyronine), and a hormone that appears not to have a role in human physiology, calcitonin. So the only ones that matter are T4 and T3. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...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 happens when the thyroid gland is underactive?

What happens when the thyroid gland is underactive?

Hypothyroidism: Low levels of thyroid hormone can result from a "sick" underproducing thyroid gland (thyroid disease) or a normal thyroid gland that is being under-stimulated by the pituitary gland; releasing sub-optimal amounts of thyroid stimulating hormones. Symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, skin drying, constipation, as well as many other less common features. ...Read more

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Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

Enlarged thyroid: No it does not make you look less feminine. It just shows up as a bump in the neck and is as big as the mass is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more

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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects..?

Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects. ...Read more

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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

Mainly T4: Thyroid produces T4 which get converted to T3 (liothyronine) and is the active form. Thyroid itself also produced t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid also produces calcitonin which is involved in the regulation of calcium, . ...Read more

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Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Slight chance: One of the risks of thyroid surgery is injuring the nerve to the vocal cord. This can result in hoarseness. However, for an experienced thyroid surgeon, injuring that nerve is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Complicated....: More than can be explained in 400 characters. Talk to a good surgeon. Most who have partial thyroidectomy don't need thyroid replacement. All who have total thyroidectomy need long term hormone replacement. Risk of parathyroid issues with total; this requires long term calcium replacement. Managed carefully, most folks don't have too much difficulty regulating their postop hormone issues. ...Read more

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What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

Cartilage : You are probably feeling your "adam's apple", or other cartilage of your neck. Most people cannot feel their thyroid unless it gets quite large, or has a big nodule. Check it out with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Hello Dr,what does bosselated thyroid gland mean?, thanks for cooperation

Hello Dr,what does bosselated thyroid gland mean?, thanks for cooperation

Bosselated thyroid: This term refers to the texture of the gland and it means the surface of the gland feels like chicken skin with tiny lumps. I'll have to admit I haven't felt many bosselated glands but they usually occur in persons with thyroid atrophy from age or disease. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances can fluoride compounds destroy the thyroid gland?

Under what circumstances can fluoride compounds destroy the thyroid gland?

Very high dosages: Some studies have shown that very high dosages of Fluoride can adversely effect the thyroid gland. Any reports saying that the low dosages used to promote dental care have any adverse effect on the thyroid are simply fear mongering and are not backed up by scientific studies. ...Read more

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What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid gland is exactly what it says. If your thyroid gland is not enlarged or painful do not be too concerned. If it is enlarged or painful your doctor will take your history, examine you, and order appropriate labs. An enlarged thyroid does occur occasionally in young me, but not too often. ...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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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