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Can huge hypervascular thyroid nodule be goiter?

Can huge hypervascular thyroid nodule be goiter?

Yes: By definition, any enlargement of the thyroid gland is a goiter. So if the nodule is causing the thyroid to be enlarged, there is a goiter. The question is, what is the cause of the nodule? Sounds like a biopsy is in your future. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more

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Is multinodular goiter preventable?

Unknown.: Unfortunately, the reasons for nodule development in the thyroid gland are not well understood. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid since 2005,non toxic multinodulor goiter 5mm nodule lft thyroid.Bothersome

These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care. ...Read more

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T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

T3 (liothyronine) 5.38 T4 > 24.86 TSH < 0.005, diffuse enlargement of thyroid, enlarged left level III lymph node (19x5mm), multiple sub-cm pretracheal lymph nodes?

Thyroid enlargement: You do not give the "normal range" of values, but it appears you are hyperthyroid (elevated ft4, low tsh). Thyroid is diffusely enlarged (no nodules). This is consistent with graves disease. There is a significant lymph node, but this can occur with graves, and does not necessarily suggest cancer. You need to see an endocrinologist to sort through the information. ...Read more

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Can size of thyroid multinodular goiter be reduced?

Can size of thyroid multinodular goiter be reduced?

Maybe: If you treat with levothyroxine, lowering the tsh, the goiter may shrink. But often it does not, at least not much. There is also a risk of inducing hyperthyroidism. If there is a cyst, aspiration of the cyst may shrink the gland, but the fluid in the cyst often comes back. If the goiter is big and compressing airway or esophagus, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Is 13mm pretracheal lymph node large?

Size not important: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Typically no: Vocal cord nodules/cysts typically do not cause pain, but often hoarseness. If the cyst is infected or becoming too large, may cause pain and difficult breathing etc... Obviously you should follow-up with your doc about the nodule and make sure it is not malignant/canerous etc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

May need biopsy: A solitary nodule in a goiter, that is "cold" on scan, needs to be biopsied by someone who is good at this. Although the likelihood of cancer is low, maybe 10%, but it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the best option. By the way, why are you taking generic T4 an Armour Thyroid together? There is no way to monitor the dosage properly as the lab tests will be unreliable. Brand name T4 is better, safer and more reliable. ...Read more

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Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Lumpy!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common later in life. There is little to worry about, especially without a specific "dominant" nodule over ~1cm. You should get thyroid blood work and a followup ultrasound within a few months. If the gland is huge, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read more

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Do tracheal rings support the airway?

Do tracheal rings support the  airway?

Yes: Yes, the tracheal and bronchial rings support the airways. ...Read more

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How is goiter managed?

Variable: Goiter simply means a growth in the thyroid. Three things: 1) what are your thyroid function tests? Hyperthyroidism is managed differently from goiters with normal or low function. 2) usually an ultrasound is done to look for nodules suspicious for cancer - with biopsy if needed, 3) goiters are sometimes removed if they are enlarging significantly or cause swallowing or breathing issues. ...Read more

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How to control a goiter?

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Depends on cause: If it is a diffuse goiter, it may be caused by high tsh, which can arise in hypothyroidism or iodine deficiency (rare in usa, as salt is iodinated) or excessive goitrogens in susceptible ppl (like cauliflower). Treating the hypothyroidism can slow growth, if the above is the cause. If enlarging modules is the cause, surgery. Depends on cause, radioactive iodine may help. ...Read more

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What exactly is a goiter?

Enlarged thyroid: "goiter" is a term for an enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more