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Thyroid Nodules And Tightness In Chest
I have a benign thyroid nodule. I have an appointment withthe endocrinologist in three weeks. I have swelling in my body, severe muscle and body pain and discomfort in chest. What are my options?
I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?
Pt is 65. We are stuck as they reluctant to give chemo due to 5 fu chest tightness .
They are also refusing to ablate or operate. The liver met is single and small and lung nodule is 0.5 cm. there is a aortocaval node too .Should we get a 2 nd opinion?
Yes...: Always get a 2nd opinion in a case like this ...Read more
Can thyroid problems cause chest tightness and shortness of breath? I've had CBC tests done all normal ekgs echocardiogram so i dunno what this is :(
Having chest tightness for a week and dry cough had recent EKG it was ok ,had a follow up chest CT for a nodule 4months ago no changes question can something change in short time in chest or what els?
I have had pleurisy now for 6 months. I was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule and will have it removed soon but my dr's say it is not causing pleurisy? What could be causing it? Also have chronic pain in knees and sciatica
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several steps: 1) history and physical exam by doctor, 2) blood test to assess thyroid function. If hyperthyroid: needs treatment and usually a nuclear scan. 3) if thyroid function is normal or depressed usually a thyroid ultrasound is done 4) if nodule is solid or suspicious then fine needle aspiration. 5) if benign: follow-up - if malignant (or suggestive) refer to qualified surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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