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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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2 years ago my mother went into surgery to take out her left thyroid gland. Now the doctor said the right one is starting to grow. Surgery or medicine?

2 years ago my mother went into surgery to take out her left thyroid gland. Now the doctor said the right one is starting to grow. Surgery or medicine?

Half thyroid: If half the thyroid is removed, it is normal for the other half to get bigger to compensate. Also, if the "problem" originally was a nodular thyroid, that problem usually affects both sides, even if the right side looked normal at the time. Your mother needs to see an endocrinologist who does thyroid ultrasound and biopsy. ...Read more

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My thyroid gland is enlarged and i hv TSH 5.76 and tpo 5.91 IU. What does it mean? What medicie should i take? Do i need surgery for enlargd gland?

My thyroid gland is enlarged and i hv TSH 5.76 and tpo 5.91 IU. What does it mean? What medicie should i take? Do i need surgery for enlargd gland?

Thyroid enlarged: Is that TPO high? The normal range varies with the lab. It sounds like you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Unless there is a predominant nodule that is suspicious looking, you need to take levothyroxine and you don't need much of anything else. The thyroid may shrink in time, but may stay large, but there is likely no need for surgery. See an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I take 125mg levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

I take 125mg  levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

No need to: Iodine will not have any effect on your thyroid level. If your level is low you better off titrate up the Levothyroxine dose to get the TSH to the ideal level of 0.3-3.0 mIU/ML. ...Read more

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What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

Need TSH level: You don't mention the units for the t3 (liothyronine) level. If it is a free t3 (liothyronine) with units of pmol/l, then 5.1 would be normal. The best test of thyroid function for someone without a thyroid and on thyroid hormone is the TSH level. ...Read more

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I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?

I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?

Elective surgery: If you are hyperthyroid, elective surgeries should be delayed to control the thyroid activity. If it is semi emergency surgery, then an endocrinologist should be consulted to control it to avoid thyroid storm which can be very risky. ...Read more

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If u only have occasional episodes every two weeks of waking up HR 122 - no thyroid gland levels ok. Echo ok. Take 0.5 lorazepam if tachy- other meds?

If u only have occasional episodes every two weeks of waking up HR 122 - no thyroid gland levels ok. Echo ok. Take 0.5 lorazepam if tachy- other meds?

Anxiety: Feel the Blessings of your journey of Life! I understand your anxiety about Heart Rate of 122 after waking up. It is likely that you have anxiety about your colon. At age 60, Anxiety can also be due to stress of aging, retirement, medical illness in loved ones, loss of loved ones, lack of support from the children and finances. See a psychiatrist for diagnosis, Therapy, monitoring of Lorazepam. ...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