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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. and simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

Cartilage : You are probably feeling your "adam's apple", or other cartilage of your neck. Most people cannot feel their thyroid unless it gets quite large, or has a big nodule. Check it out with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more

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Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal,  UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coalesce or locally enlarge, then cysts large enough to see via current US technology can be seen. This still indicates something not optimal but it is solid nodules which are far more worrisome &, though less frequent, far more likely to be thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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I recently underwent an ultra-sound of my thyroid gland and it was quite painful. Is this usual?

Not normal: Thyroid ultrasound is usually painless. Assuming your thyroid is tender this suggests some type of thyroiditis. Your doctor will evaluate this with blood tests and the thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had nodules in thyroid gland doctor prescribed 62.5 daily dose of euthyrox for the rest of my life. Do i need to check with my doctor again ?

Thyroid testing: You should have regular monitoring of thyroid blood levels, initially every 3 months, then 6 months, then if stable yearly. ...Read more

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Why do I have to have further testing for thyroid gland after a ultrasound?

Why do I have to have further testing for thyroid gland after a ultrasound?

Anatomy vs. function: Hi. Thyroid ultrasound only tells us things about thyroid anatomy. Blood tests can tell us things about thyroid function and autoimmune processes affecting the thyroid. Isotopic thyroid scans can tell us things about thyroid cell metabolism. They all have their roles in evaluating the thyroid gland. Ergo, your further testing. Good luck! ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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