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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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How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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With hashimoto's disease how long does it take for the thyroid gland to get better?

With hashimoto's disease how long does it take for the thyroid gland to get better?

With Medication: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland (painless). Lymphocytes enter the gland to cause inflammation and scarring. The damage is usually permanent. Fortunately, with the availability of thyroid hormone replacement, levothyroxine, it is a very easy condition to manage- 1 pill daily. It can take weeks to feel better after starting medicine, but it works! ...Read more

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After going on hyperthyroid medication how quickly does it usually regulate the thyroid to normal lvls?

After going on hyperthyroid medication how quickly does it usually regulate the thyroid to normal lvls?

That depends: Everyone reacts a little different to meds, and some may improve n weeks, while others may take months. It is important you follow-up with your Endocrinologist to assure your treatment is working and your condition is improving. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes the occipital gland to swell on one side. How long does it take for swelling to go away.

What causes the occipital gland to swell on one side. How long does it take for swelling to go away.

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to some inflammatory process that they are trying to contain. In the occipital area it may be an inflamed hair root, middle ear infection with involvement of the mastoid sinuses, and so on. If this node is not stony hard, fixed to underlying tissue, and increases in size it may need to be biopsied sometime in the future. See your pcp. ...Read more

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How long can it take thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

How long can it take thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

Absorption time: Absorption time of levothyroxine from the gut is reportedly within 20-30 minutes of ingestion (mainly absorbed via the small intestine). Of course, there are many variables that can affect such timing including the gut transit time, acidity of the stomach and type of food/liquid co-ingested or present in the GI tract during time of ingestion. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for swollen glands in throat to go back to normal?

How long is it supposed to it take for swollen glands in throat to go back to normal?

That depends: It is variable depending on what type of infection is causing glands to become swollen. Also depends on which glands or if it is lymph nodes. Sorry - can't provide a good response with limited info avaialble. ...Read more

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What will happen to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: If you remove your entire thyroid, there will be no thyroid hormone being produced, thus your TSH will go up. If your doctor put you on thyroid hormone replacement and the dose he/she chose is the correct dose, then TSH should stay the same/normal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sebacious cyst swelling to go down?

How long does it take for sebacious cyst swelling to go down?

It depends: Sometimes the swelling remains and the only way to resolve it is to have the cyst removed. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much a fine needle biopsy on a thyroid gland will hurt?

Does anyone know how much a fine needle biopsy on a thyroid gland will hurt?

I DO!!!: I have performed many thyroid fine-needle biopsies and have had more than a few biopsies of my own thyroid. To be honest, it hurt more than i expected when i had my first biopsy because i didn't anticipate that the thyroid has pain fibers (it does). However, the pain is very short-lasting and, as a typical low-pain threshold man/doctor, if i can handle it... ...Read more

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I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?

I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up  it on the top of my wrist?

Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large . This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away ?

Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away ?

Most of the times---: Most of the gynaecomastia occurs during puberty - and, most of them go away by itself within three years --- if it does not go away, then surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

How does smoked crystal meth travel the body? Where does it go and how long does it remain?

Smoking meth: Smoked methamphetamine goes into the lungs and into pulmonary vasculature -- and then to the rest of the body including the brain. Effects typically last 2-4 hours, with residual effects up to 12 hours. It can be detectable in the body for 2-4 days after use, depending on frequency of use and other factors. Using at all can be deadly. ...Read more

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Does high tpoabs slowly completely destroy thyroid gland?If so, how long will it take?Do they attack the other body parts once thyroid stop working?

Does high tpoabs slowly completely destroy thyroid gland?If so, how long will it take?Do they attack the other body parts once thyroid stop working?

TPO hypothyroid: Under activity of thyroid can develop at variable intervals some may not even develop functional problems higher titers female sex family history may help tpo is a specific antibody does not attack other tissues can be associated with eye and skin infiltrative disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take for radicular leg pain to settle down does it go away it self?

How long does it take for radicular leg pain to settle down does it go away it self?

Usually a few weeks: Most sciatica improves on its own within a few weeks to 6 to 8 weeks. If you are having extreme pain or have noticed any significant weakness you should consult with a spine physician. ...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