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Tsh 1.02 swollen thyroid nodules fatigue weight gain 45 years old muscle aches insomnia. Blood work came back normal. Help?

Tsh 1.02 swollen thyroid nodules fatigue weight gain 45 years old  muscle aches insomnia. Blood work came back normal. Help?

Need more blood work: Tsh range is .5 to 5.0 miu/ml so TSH is wnl. With nodules, ultrasound of thyroid may be prudent. Blood work normal so i asume you are not anemic or diabetic. If overweight, may have sleep apnea causing fatigue. I believe more specialized blood work may be necessary as in the adrenal axis-estradiol, dhea, testosterone etc. This problem is difficult and you may need referred to sub-specialist. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have a thyroid nodule.And lately i have fatigue and sweats?what should I do?

I have a thyroid nodule.And lately i have fatigue and sweats?what should I do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Work w/your Family Doc & Endocrinologist to evaluate your thyroid nodule. Lab tests, scans, ultrasounds & biopsy will be needed to determine whether it's solid or cystic, hot or cold, active nor not, cancerous or not. Most likely, your thyroid is underactive based upon fatigue & sweats. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-nodules/basics/definition/con-20021546 ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally(not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab.Make sure that you are not anemic(check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...Read more

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I have low t3, (liothyronine) weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

I have low t3, (liothyronine) weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

Pituitary / Thyroid: You should defiantly be checked out. It could be a benign pituitary mass. These tomors are rarely cancer but as the grow they can slowly compress the pituitary and throw off your hormones is numerous ways... See an endocrinologist who can check out your hormones and determine what's wrong. ...Read more

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Have RA large armpit lymph nodes and 2+cm thyroid nodule found nausea night sweats fatigue. High pep ab IgG pth gamma epg protein uibc abs neut AST rdw. Low iron mono lymp hgb hct calcium MCV MCH pota?

Have RA large armpit lymph nodes and 2+cm thyroid nodule found nausea night sweats fatigue. High pep ab IgG pth gamma epg protein uibc abs neut AST rdw. Low iron mono lymp hgb hct calcium MCV MCH pota?

What is your most pr: You need to figure our your most pressing problem that i could try to help you with . When you have so many issues then your primary care medical professional is your best source of help. So go see the doctor who gave you you all this long laundary list of concerns/problems. But do not get overwhelmed as most of these issues/concerns may not be anything serious. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules common?

Are thyroid nodules common?

Yes: Thyroid nodules occur in up to 50% of the worlds population. Modern ultrasound equipment can detect very small nodules that were not detectable with older machines. Only about 5% of nodules are cancerous. Nodules tend to increase in frequency as one matures. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules moveable?

Part of the gland: They will move upward with the rest of the gland when you swallow, and you can move them just as you can move your larynx and trachea once you know your way around your neck. Your physician can help you make the distinction from a lymph node or other mass. ...Read more

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How and how come thyroid nodules form?

Luck of the draw: Some thyroid nodules are the result of radiation exposure (like chernobyl}. Many people form colloid cysts which are incidental and of no significance. Some may have a family history for a tendency of thyroid tumors. Whatever the cause, they need to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thyroid nodules?

What are the tests for thyroid nodules?

TSH ultrasound: Tsh (blood test) to check thyroid function, ultrasound to characterise the nodule (how many, size, solid vs. Cyst, suspicion for malignancy), fine needle aspiration (fna) for suspicious nodules. ...Read more

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What are some causes of thyroid nodules?

Most: Thyroid nodules are benign some however can be cancerous. If you have a lump in your thyroid it should be followed closely by your doctor. Most benign thyroid nodules occur spontaneously without any known cause. As often happens with organs that have a secretory function (ie ovaries)fluid filled inclusions can form and grow. Follow-up with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?

What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?

Varies: Most thyroid nodules have no associated symptoms. However, some nodules can cause symptoms like pain, pressure, coughing, swallowing problems, voice changes, or other associated sensations such as fatigue. ...Read more

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What should you eat if you have thyroid nodules?

Does not matter: Eating is not likely to have an effect on thyroid nodules. You should seek medical attention and find out the cause of the nodules. Then your doctor can treat the cause and thus help you and guide you properly. ...Read more

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Are cold thyroid nodules cancerous?

Only occassionally: While almost all thyroid cancers are cold, so are most benign nodules. If the nodule is hot, it is extremely rare for it to be cancer. If it is cold and looks suspicious on an ultrasound performed or at least interpreted by a very experienced clinician, it should be biopsied to see if surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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What is the management of a thyroid nodule?

Depends: If it is solid in ultrasound a biopsy can be done. This can be done with a needle. If it is growing, might as well remove it. If it is symptomatic remove it. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule grew from 9 to 9.9 mm in 6 months should I be concerned?

Thyroid nodule: I am not sure that the ultrasound can actually detect accurately such a small change. Were there lymph nodes? Are there other nodules? Is there concomitant Hashimotos? What is your TSH? Many questions. You should see someone (perhaps an endocrinologist) who can biopsy the nodule, if it looks like something worth a biopsy. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Thyroid nodules and cancer. What % of nodules are cancer?

Varies: The likelihood of a thyroid nodule being cancer is about 10-20%. The incidence is higher with prior history of radiation (20-40%) and in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia. ...Read more

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Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Can cystic thyroid nodule be cancerous?

Unlikely but ask doc: Most of the the thyroid nodules are benign, cystic nodules are even more benign, but sometimes a small focus of cancer could be inside the cyst, to be sure most of the time after fine needle aspiration (fna) will be done by your doctor send for biopsy ( cytology ) to be sure it is benign.. ...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


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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more