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Thyroid Nodule 8 Year Old
34 Yr old M. Dominant Homogeneous Solid thyroid nodule measuring 1.1x1.3x1.7 cm. somewhat hyper-vascular. Appt. 8 weeks away. Recommended steps? Risk?
If fast growing: or if you have symptoms, I would find another specialist to see sooner. If you call the one that is 8 weeks away several times this coming week, you will likely get in earlier due to a cancellation or just based on persistence alone. ...Read more
Hi my daughter 8. 5 years old has suddenly gained waight of 10 kg with in 6months she is 37 k thyroid test TSH shows 47 t3, (liothyronine) T4 normal what is cause?
May be thyroid : This may be early hypothyroid. The high TSH means that the body is producing more stimulating hormone to keep the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in normal range. This can overstress the system and eventually lead to lower thyroid levels. This should be evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist (specialist in hormone issues). ...Read more
TSH .45 (last year .70 the year before .83)lab range .40-4.50 Right lobe 59mmx17x20 (last year 56x15x21) left 48x13x15. Five nodules, three stable, two new since last yr .4cm. Family history hypo and hyper. Is goiter size or new nodules a concern?
My thyroid level increased from .92 to 1.2 now 1.63 over 3 year period. Had 1cm thyroid nodules a year ago biopsied no result. Hot flashes related?
A 0.08ml thyroid nodule grew to 1, 44ml over 7y and new 0.03ml nodule found. Hormones ok, taking 50mg levothyroxin, fnac done in 07 - benign, calcitonin 12.3ng/l. Should i get thyroidectomy?
Thyroidologist: Has the new nodule been biopsied? Your cacitonin level sounds indeterminate. It appears you're in good hands and i think such an important decision regarding prophylactic thyroidectomy is best made by both you and your thyroidologist. Usually the presence of more than 1 nodule suggests benign nodules, but nodules are watched more closely in men. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How often by ultrasound should a 60 old m ale be checking a 8 year old stable likely benign subcentimeter (< 1cm) thyroid nodules? Is it once a year?
Hypochondria: You have a very small nodule unchanged for 8 years, perfectly normal blood pressure and otherwise no medical issues, but you've had MRI and MRA of brain. WHY? There is no reason to have any scheduled follow-up scan of your thyroid. If concerned, biopsy but no reason to keep having procedures. Do you suffer from anxiety, OCD or hypochondria? ...Read more
Had thyroid cancer and thyroidectomy 12 years ago.Am pregnant w/ 2nd child, 6 mm hypoechoic heterogenous nodule found in neck area.Recurrence possibly?
Get checked by docto: Your doctor should guide you. I would advise monitoring this nodule for any further growth over 3-6 months. If it grows, then a fna biopsy would be the next step to confirm its nature. Without biopsy we can not tell. There is some small risk that it could be a recurrence but only certain way to find out is by doing a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yrs post subtotal thyroidectomy remain thyroid has cystic, complex & solid nodules. Largest solid isoechoic w/o calci is 1.2cmx.8cmx.5 what to do?
YES... But: Very rare, unless associated with some systemic or metabolic disease. Detail family history is also important. Needs extensive evaluation by the ped, gi, endocrine and metabolism specialists. ...Read more
Total thyroidectomy 8 yrs ago . Nowadays I am gaining weight. Recent labs low TSH 0.362 T3 =90 , T4=6.9 Synthroid decreased 125 mcg to 112 mcg. ?
Aging: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, The weight gain may be due to general slowing of metabolism with aging. Your thyroid function test results seem okay. You may need to reduce your intake of food and exercise more. ...Read more
43 year old F s/p thyroidectomy for follicular CA 4 y years ago. TSH, T3, T4 normal on 150mcg synthroid. C/o severe fatigue since surgery. Ideas?
S/p thyroid ca: The fatigue may not be thyroid related. The dose of synthroid post thyroid ca is usually a bit higher to keep TSH suppressed. Subtle hyperthyroidism can certainly cause sympotms. I would also ensure that she does not have recurrent follicular ca. Thyroglobulin, ultrasound, high-TSH total body RAI scan. ...Read more
23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer
Possible to 1st : Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your thyroid is working. If there is concern for cancer it is helpful to get a thyroid ultrasound and then a biopsy if clinically indicated. ...Read more
24 yr male with 60 kg, 5.5" tall, high anti-TPO antibodies..And a slightly elevated tsh.. Normal t3and t4..Not gaining weight.. Shd i start thyroxine?
Hard call: Different endocrinologists will offer you different opinions. Staying trim like you are now is of course good. The question is whether your hashimoto's (which i suspect you have -- does your physician?) is slipping into hypothyroidism; only a minority do -- and if so, whether you want to take a bit of thyroxine perhaps as an experiment. Talk with yourdoctor & perhaps a 2nd opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Neg. Pituitary tumors. Took Accutane years ago for acne.?.? Larger issue?
Had total thyroidectomy 10 years ago. Currently 8 weeks pregnant, taking synthroid (thyroxine) 125mcg. Very low TSH 0.01 and high free T4 at 26 (normal 12-22). ?
Way off: That dose of thyroid needs to be reduced ASAP. Please consult with your doctor right away. I'm guessing they're doing that already if they received those test results. ...Read more
Dear Doctor, My wife undergone total thyroidectomy last year oct 2015. She is taking 100 mcg thyronorm (brand name). We found increased TSH to1.48 muI?
It depends: There are many factors which affect a given nodule's risk of being a thyroid cancer. These include size, and other features visible on us (ultrasound) and patient age. Because women have many more being benign thyroid nodules than men, the risk for any one nodule is higher in a man. For a typical 1-2 centimeter (1/2-3/4 inch), that risk might be about 4% in a woman, or about 8% in a man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a 15 year old female who's 5'0 feet tall, weighs 110 pounds, has scoliosis, and started menstruating 1 year ago grow taller?
Possibly: Linear growth usually stops within 2-3 years of the first cycle but there is slowing before the end. The best way to know is an x-ray of the wrist/hand which shows multiple growth centers. Analysis of the xray can provide a bone maturity index that correlates with potential growth. If the growth centers are closed. you are done, if open, there is some left. ...Read more
Hi, t3 (liothyronine) uptake: 32, t4 free 1.35, t4 11.8, FTI 3.8, TSH 2.050, im taking .50 mcg levothyroxine..hows my thyroid, gain 40 pounds last few years?
Not your thyroid: I can't say if you needed to be started on T4 without seeing your test results before treatment but your current tests show normal thyroid levels on your current dose. It is rare for an underactive thyroid to case weight gain and when it does, the thyroid is severely underactive and weight gain is no more than 5-10 lb. So your 40 lb weight gain is likely due to lifestyle not hormonal issues ...Read more