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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Can goiters on thyroid affect singing?

Can goiters on thyroid affect singing?

Usually not: Goiters usually grow out, not in, and do not affect vocal cords, trachea, or esophagus. Sometimes, big nodular goiters in the elderly can do this, but not usually. However, if the goiter is producing either hyper or hypothyroidism, that can certainly affect the vocal cords. Hypothyroidism could turn you from an alto into a tenor.... Or more. ...Read more

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I have thyroid goiter, pain, how can I treat this?

I have thyroid goiter, pain, how can I treat this?

Thyroiditis: You may have thyroiditis. There are several forms: some resolve by themselves, and others go on and need treatment. Symptomatic treatment may help (eg. Ibuprofen) but it is important to get to the cause, and you should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxin help a goitered thyroid?

Can levothyroxin help a goitered thyroid?

To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with hashimoto's also have lymphocytic infiltration of the gland which contributes to goiter development also. That takes time to go down. We see this in patients with nl thyroid function also. Grave's antibodies stimulate thyroid growth mimicking tsh. ...Read more

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Can thyroid goiter be prevented?

Can thyroid goiter be prevented?

Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. ...Read more

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Can huge hypervascular thyroid nodule be goiter?

Yes: By definition, any enlargement of the thyroid gland is a goiter. So if the nodule is causing the thyroid to be enlarged, there is a goiter. The question is, what is the cause of the nodule? Sounds like a biopsy is in your future. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid since 2005,non toxic multinodulor goiter 5mm nodule lft thyroid.Bothersome

These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care. ...Read more

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Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Yes: Thyroid cancers especially in adults must be resected. Younger patients do better even if tumor has spread to nodes. Goiters getting large can obstruct the breathing passages and may need surgery, but a small solitary adenoma of the thyroid that is benign but cold in terms of isotope uptake should be removed because of the high conversion rate to malignancy over time. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid ultrasound done and I have a goiter and some nodules. What do I need to do now?

I had my thyroid ultrasound done and I have a goiter and some nodules. What do I need to do now?

Thyroid function?: You need to know your thyroid function level (free t4, tsh). If these are normal, the nodules are small (<1 cm), and you have no neck compressive symptoms from the goiter, usually observation is recommended. If a nodule is > 1cm and/or has suspicious characteristics on ultrasound, a fine needle biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a doctor remove your thyroid gland without you having could it happen thatcer or a goiter?

Depends: Thyroidectomy can be performed for various reasons including: suspicious thyroid nodules, biopsy proven thyroid cancer, large thyroids (goiters) causing symptoms, treatment of hyperthyroidism. Typically there is a good reason why a doctor has recommended removing the thyroid since there are risks with any type of surgery. ...Read more

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How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?

Toxic nodular Goiter: Toxic nodular goiter can hide a 10-20% risk of thyroid cancer. Need a beta-blocker like propranolol to control some symptoms like rapid heart rate to prevent heart failure. http://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-11/vol-6-issue-11-p-6-7/ http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/Hyperthyroidism/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000317.htm ...Read more

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I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does thyroid affect the immune system?

Generally not: Not unless it's not functioning properly, which is different that it it has a nodule. If the nodule itself is 2.2 cm, then it needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Lumpy!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common later in life. There is little to worry about, especially without a specific "dominant" nodule over ~1cm. You should get thyroid blood work and a followup ultrasound within a few months. If the gland is huge, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does your thyroid affect the immune system?

Recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does your thyroid affect the immune system?

Autoimmune diseases: A goiter does not make you more susceptible to infections, if that is your question. But a common cause of goiter is hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune dysfunction of your thyroid. In most people with hashimotos, only the thyroid is affected. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, .4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

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I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when i lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe

I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when i lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe

Diagnoses needed.: Osteoporosis is not painful unless a fracture is present. Pain in the hips could be arthritis or tendonitis. X-rays and examination by an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist would be helpful. Thyroid blood tests and possibly an ultrasound examination of the thyroid should be obtained. Bone density testing would be useful in determining the need for osteoporosis treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce a thyroid goiter?

Cause??: If a goiter is the result of anti-thyroid antibodies and your thyroid function is normal, there isn't much to be done. It will eventually go down on its own as long as thryoid function is kept normal. If from over/under active thyroid, medication may help. Multinodular goiters are more complicated and may need surgery. Other reasons also, so please discuss cause/treatment options with doctor. ...Read more

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What is a goiter on the thyroid caused by?

What is a goiter on the thyroid caused by?

Iodine deficiency,,,: By far, the most common cause of goiter is iodine deficiency, to the extent of 90% of cases. Diseases, like hyper and hypo thyroidism are also causes. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

It might...: Goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid. A goiter may or may not produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. A simple lab test can tell if your thyroid levels are normal or not. If your lab results are normal, then your goiter is probably not affecting your weight. On the contrary, a normal sized thyroid can also run high or low and affect your weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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