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Thyroid Goiter Getting Bigger
Off hypothyroid meds for uptake scan.Nodule on my thyroid and both are goitered.Still 20days til scan.Thyroid is getting bigger on nodule side.Advice?
I had a large goiter removed but left the thyroid because it was healthy. I now have a new lump but in a different area. Can you get a new goiter.?
Yes: You can get new nodules on the remaining side. It it's small, you can follow it with ultrasound to monitor for changes. You might not need to have another surgery unless it starts causing swallowing or breathing problem. If it grows over time, you might need a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have multiple nodules like around 20 and a large goiter in my thyroid. Last biopsy was three years ago. Unable to get follow up due to no insurace?
Follow up when u can: I assume the biopsy 3 years ago was benign (negative)? The risk of thyroid cancer is low, with each nodule having an apprx. 5% chance of cancer. Odds are good that u are dealing with a benign process but u should followup as soon as you can get insurance to have this re-evaluated. Look around to see what's available to u. There are clinics that give deep discount for self-pay or free at med school. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the individual and their level of pain perception/discomfort. ...Read more
Multinodular goiter dx. Us biopsy of thyroid- benign. What's the treatment for goiter? history of cancer- can't i just get it removed prophylacticly?
Not necessary: You have a very common benign condition. While removing it "prophylacticly" may seem reasonable every single procedure or operation carries with it significant risk such as bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent structures, etc... So you and your doctors need to weigh the risk and benefit of this procedure. Under the circumstances few would agree to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I GT enlarged thyroid wit 60g goiter. All I wanna do is sleep,can't get enough I'm fatigue can't eat without severe belly pains an body sweats,diarrhe?
Large goiter: I cannot think of any reason why you have not been referred to a thyroid surgeon. Please have your doctor set this up! ...Read more
Not realted: You have three relatively common conditions. They are not related to each other. ...Read more
? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod
Don't take it: on your own way, thyroid hormone exact dose need to be regulated with physician supervision need blood levels , too much or too little will harm you . Before synthetic ( synthroid ) armour or dedicated thyroid is inly source ( pigs thyroid ) Synthetic is more easy to regulate , exact amount could be administered , better absorbed . It is up to you which one you want ...Read more
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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