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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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Can my thyroid gland be acting up do to pain on the left side of my neck?

Can my thyroid gland be acting up do to pain on the left side of my neck?

May be: The question is not very clear. If you have pain in one side of the neck, it not likely to be due to thyroid gland. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

I had my thyroid gland removed back 15 years ago I have now noticed a lump on my right side of my neck do you think this is something to worry about i?

Neck lump: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it depends if you had partial or total thyroid resection and the reason why it was removed. Either way I would suggest to be seen by a PCP and getting a neck ultrasound along with TSH level. I hope it helps! Thank you. ...Read more

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I was cut by accident in my neck. The doctor removed the left side of my thyroid gland. Was that necessary? Wouldn't it have healed on its own?

I was cut by accident in my neck. The doctor removed the left side of my thyroid gland. Was that necessary? Wouldn't it have healed on its own?

Depends on the damag: I would trust you doctor in that case, i'm sure if it didn't need to be taken out he would not as assumed the extra risks of surgery. ...Read more

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What does examination of the neck shows thickened thyroid gland with mild tenderness on palpation no nodules appreciated mean please. Thank you?

What does examination of the neck shows thickened thyroid gland with mild tenderness on palpation no nodules appreciated mean please. Thank you?

?thyroid inflammatio: If your thyroid is enlarged and the tenderness is truly over the gland in the midline you may have subacute thyroiditis which is usually caused by a viral infection and runs its course in a few weeks. I can sometimes cause transient thyroid overactivity. Aspirin is said to help with the discomfort ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. and simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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I have a swollen thyroid gland and on palpitation a lump on both sides but more prominent on right side of the neck it is painless though is it cancer?

I have a swollen thyroid gland and on palpitation a lump on both sides but more prominent on right side of the neck it is painless though is it cancer?

It is abnormal: Any growth in the Thyroid gland requires evaluation and, if needed, a biopsy. It can be due to a benign goiter, yet we can not rule out Thyroid cancer without additional studies like Ultrasound and or Radioisotope Thyroid scan. Go seek opinion from an Endocrinologist . ...Read more

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What would cause a 4mm hypoechoic nodule in left lobe of thyroid gland, along with prominent bilateral cervical lymph nodes as found in a neck US?

Thyroid cyst: It sounds like you have a simple thyroid cyst and possiblt a couple of reactive nodes that may be within normal. Why did you have an ultrasound? 4mm cysts is not palpable. I would recommend regular 6-12 month follow up. it is low risk for neoplastic pathology based on your description. ...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