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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Unlikely.: Several reasons to have a choking sensation with swallowing. Not likely from the thyroid. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Need medicine: No herbal treatments will help. Methimazole is the drug that will lower thyroid hormone production. You should consider more permanent treatment, such as radioactive iodine or surgery, depending on your situation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is thyroid adenoma? Will it cause weird stuff to happen to me?

What is thyroid adenoma? Will it cause weird stuff to happen to me?

Depends: Thyroid adenoma is a growth on your thyroid. 95% of these growth are benign (not cancerous) and if it's small (< 1 cm), it typically will not cause any problem. If you have a thyroid adenoma, you should get your thyroid blood test done to make sure the thyroid is still functioning normally. A biopsy can also be done to rule out cancer process in the growth. ...Read more

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Can thyroid adenoma develop into carcinoma?

Can thyroid adenoma develop into carcinoma?

No: A true thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor. However, this can only be accurately assessed once it has been removed surgically -- not by fine needle aspiration. There are molecular alterations seen in carcinoma than are not seen in adenoma. However, some of the molecular changes are cumulative, like p53 mutations -- which are expressed in higher frequency in cancer. ...Read more

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What's the difference between thyroid adenoma and carcinoma?

What's the difference between thyroid adenoma and carcinoma?

Benign vs cancer: Sometimes, especially for follicular lesions, the pathologist cannot predict the behavior. Adenomas can cause trouble by producing hormones; carcinomas can invade other structures and even kill. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid adenoma?

A benign tumor: Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue. A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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My salivary scan found Sjogren's & a right thyroid adenoma. My TSH is 0.6. Ultrasound referral. Is this adenoma most likely benign and insignificant?

My salivary scan found Sjogren's & a right thyroid adenoma. My TSH is 0.6. Ultrasound referral. Is this adenoma most likely benign and insignificant?

Need more info: The thyroid nodule could be from numerous causes. The ultrasound is very appropriate as would blood tests involving thyroid hormone production. Occasionally , the nodule may even need a biopsy ...Read more

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What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Carbimazole (or its active metabolite, methimazole) can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves' or hyper nodule(s)). It will NEVER cure hyper nodules, although it can control them indefinitely. There is a chance of curing Graves' disease, although the cure rate is only on the order of 50% after 2 years of treatment. As long as thee no adverse side effects, the drug can be used indefinitely. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop propanolol and carbimazole before radioactive thyroid scan?

Yes for carbimazole: You should stop carbimazole at least 3 days before radioactive iodine treatment but should continue propanolol. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more