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What is homogeneous enlargement of thyroid gland?

What is homogeneous enlargement of thyroid gland?

Your thyroid: Has enlarged without the formation of nodules or fluid-filled cysts. This can usually be halted with appropriate amounts of brand name T4 replacement if indicated. Talk w/your doctor. ...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


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Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis..... Tsh is normal?

Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis.....
Tsh is normal?

Happens regularly: This picture is encountered relatively often. Think of it as if the thyroid is inflamed but still has enough reserve to produce adequate hormone. It can be seen in conditions like subclinical thyroiditis or in hashimoto's disease, after the thyroid is "burnt out" and doesn't produce elevated hormone, but before the hormone levels become low. See an endocrinologist for more information. ...Read more

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Is a hypervascular thyroid nodule symptom for thyroid infection?

Typically, no: Usually, if there is an infection in the thyroid, like an abscess, it will be centrally avascular. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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A solid benign thyroid nodule that is not a goiter and normal TSH levels. What is it?

A solid benign thyroid nodule that is not a goiter and normal TSH levels. What is it?

Nodule: I presume its been biopsied. If its benign it likely represents inflammation from autoimmune thyroid disease. Continue to monitor it carefully - if it is single and getting larger it may require a second biopsy or removal. ...Read more

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What is a enlarged heterogeneous thyroid?

GOITER: Enlarged thyroid = goiter. Heterogeneity just implies that the features are not uniform. One can see that in inflammatory conditions like hashimoto's thyroiditis, multinodular goiter or even in graves' disease. It is just just a descriptive terminology. ...Read more

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Is it normal TSH level, but enlarged thyroid what's the problem?

Goiter: There are many causes of a goiter. The normal TSH suggests the thyroid is making enough thyroid hormone, it just has to get bigger to do this. Check with your endocrinologist. An ultrasound may be a good idea to check for nodules. ...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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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more

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For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?

For thyroid gland is boarderline  enlarged. Right  has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?

Probably benign : Many thyroid glands are enlarged, and borderline means just slightly above normal size. The only way to tell if a thyroid nodule is benign or cancerous is with a biopsy. While some other tests may suggest it is benign the biopsy is the best way to tell. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

7mm hypoechoic thyroid nodule and pregnancy related hyperthyroidism. Nodule caused by this?

Thyroid nodule: The thyroid nodule is not likely to be caused by pregnancy. Transient mild hyperthyroidism can sometimes be seen in the first trimester but should resolve as long as it is not an underlying problem that has not been diagnosed. Would suggest repeating labs for thyroid function at 16-18 weeks. Should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Suppressed pituitary gland what cure is there?

Suppressed pituitary gland what cure is there?

Find the cause: Before a treatment can be recommended the cause of the problem has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

Not necessarily: You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether or not a lobe is hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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What caued thyroid nodules? Thyroid is normal size and functions normally...

What caued thyroid nodules?  Thyroid is normal size and functions normally...

Very common problem: Thyroid nodules are very common. We do not know why they appear. They normally do not cause functional changes in the thyroid. Once they are found, thyroid labs are done and ultrasound is used to evaluate. Those over 1 cm often get biopsied with fine needle aspiration biopsy. Luckily, about 95% of nodules are benign. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland hyper functioning nodule right lobe multi nodular goiter. What does this all mean?

Thyroid gland hyper functioning nodule right lobe multi nodular goiter. What does this all mean?

Multinodular goiter: Hi. Your hyper-functioning nodule is producing thyroid hormone without pituitary regulation. Since you have multiple nodules, chances are they're all overproducing thyroid hormone (aka "hot" nodules). Your radio-iodine scan will tell. Any "cold" nodule of certain size will need to be evaluated to make sure it's not cancer (you may not have any cold nodules). Treatment with 131-Iodine is easy. ...Read more

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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...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