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My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. what are the chances they are cancer?

My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. what are the chances  they are cancer?

It depends somewhat: on how the calcium is located and deposited on the ultrasound. If she has nodule(s) with calcification a thyroid biopsy and certain lab are indicated. Have her discuss it with her physician. ...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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What are calcium stones in my thyroid glands? Is it harmful?

What are calcium stones in my thyroid glands? Is it harmful?

Serious implications: Calcification in thyroid gland needs investigation , as most of thyroid calcifications are associated with thyroid cancers , like punctate calcifications , calcification in thyroid nodule etc You need to see your doctor , benign calcium deposits are possible ...Read more

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2 yrs ago parathyroid dumped calcium, coded, 19 gram tumor and one pt gland removed. ever since my thyroid lvls very high 50+ taking 200 mcg synthroid (thyroxine)?

2 yrs ago parathyroid dumped calcium, coded, 19 gram tumor and one pt gland removed. ever since my thyroid lvls very high 50+ taking 200 mcg synthroid (thyroxine)?

Hypothyroidism: I assume you had the thyroid removed also. Yes TSH is the way to follow the adequacy of the treatment , you may even need a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). Some time people benefit from taking t3 and t4 or different preparations might work ...Read more

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Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Thyroid/parathyroid: The thyroid glands themselves produce the thyroid hormone (t4). There are two small glands just at the tip of each wing or ala actually separate glands but look like part of the thyroids called parathyroid and they produce the parathyroid hormones. Look at your anatomy book and you'll see them. ...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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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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What is the function of a thyroid gland?

Controls metabolism: The thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism. An under-active thyroid can cause weight gain, for instance. Your doctor can order simple blood tests to check on your thyroid. ...Read more

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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

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Can there be such a thing as pain in the thyroid gland?

Can there be such a thing as pain in the thyroid gland?

Yes: There are acute and sub acute thyroid iris that can cause pain. It is usually self limited and gets better with time. Non steroidal antoinflammatory mess are most commonly used. ...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