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What Are Side Effects Of Enlarged Thyroid
I have pain in right side of my neck I had it in all my neck befor but this time. I feel it deep. And one side is it possibility for thyroid enlargement?
No: It's common but not normal. See your doc for labwork, exam and possibly a thyroid ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more
I have developed a lump on the back r side of my head. I tend to scratch it terribly and wake with scabs! Is this an enlarged thyroid?
Thyroid front neck: You should have your doctor take a look at what you have on your head. Your thyroid gland is located in the bottom third of your neck, right in between the two muscles that stick out when you turn your head from side-to-side (sternocleidomastoid muslces) and 2-3 inches above the top of your breast bone. ...Read more
I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when I lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe
Diagnoses needed.: Osteoporosis is not painful unless a fracture is present. Pain in the hips could be arthritis or tendonitis. X-rays and examination by an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist would be helpful. Thyroid blood tests and possibly an ultrasound examination of the thyroid should be obtained. Bone density testing would be useful in determining the need for osteoporosis treatment. ...Read more
Enlarged thyroid both sides with several hypo-echoic nodules, hoarseness, and trouble breathing, had a cough for 6-8 months that will not go away.?
Could be a goiter: Who ordered the scan? What is their next step? Dyspnea, dysphonia and dysphagia may all be due to a markedly enlarged gland - but so could other things so consult an endocrinologist before any surgical decision which might be curative - but you need more information about thyroid size and function first. ...Read more
Can enlarged thyroid cause the neck muscle on the left that runs from the ear to the collarbone to protrude/be more visible than the other sides muscl?
No, the: Thyroid is much more central than the area you describe. If you have questions, ask your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a enlarged thyroid and waiting on my results too come back. The side of my tongue way in the back on the side where I have my thyroid is tender. Is this normal? I went too dentist last week and I have one cavity also been tak
Not normal: Did you tell your Dentist about your tongue and thyroid, and what did he/she say after examining you? If tenderness does not resolve in the very near future see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT Specialist. ...Read more
TSH level was. 85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?
Thyroid: In most labs the TSH level would be quite low and indicate hyperthyroidism (excess T4) though this should be measured to ensure it is not due to other factors. You should be evaluated for the various causes like Graves, Toxic adenoma, and hyperplasia. Then a best treatment can be offered. ...Read more
Hypot taking levothyroxine, have enlarged thyroid with swelling on left side what would cause this also hoarse, tired, joint pain, moody, sometimes nausea?
Unclear symptoms: Many of your symptoms could be from hypothyroidism if your thyroid blood levels are too low. The thyroid swelling should be evaluated by your doctor, with an ultrasound, maybe scan. A goiter can sometimes interfere with inside structures, although it usually does not. It is also possible your symptoms are not related to thyroid. ...Read more
Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more
Avoid thyroid: Extracts. If your thyroid level is deficient, the only appropriate therapy is BRAND NAME T4 replacement until your levels have been returned to normal. Thyroid extract (prescription) is ground up animal material and should be avoided. ...Read more
An enlarged thyroid is called a goiter. I'd be interested to know if you have any nodules on your thyroid.
You don't say what was abnormal about your thyroid studies and if you are talking about a lab, a biopsy, or a sonogram or scan.
If you have low thyroid activity, hypothyroidism, then you need thyroid medication. I encourage you to give more details on the abnormalities. ...Read more
Most doctors can adequately assess your thyroid concerns, and make an appointment with an endocrinologist if needed.
The tests I recommend are free t3, (liothyronine) tsh, antithyroid antibodies. If you have a goiter, you may need an ultrasound. If thyroid disease is common in family members, it increases your likelyhood of having issues. ...Read more
Big thyroid: That just means the whole thyroid is bigger than normal. ...Read more
Thyroid: Its called goiter. Ask for a thyroid ultrasound. Minimally ask for an antibody test that can detect inflammatory agents causing the enlargement. Thyroid function test as well. If you've got a family history of thyroid disease in first-degree relative, you should be screened anyway. ...Read more
Thyroidomegaly: Possibly. Get your doctor to examine your thyroid and get an ultrasound done. ...Read more
Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes. Are thyroid blood levels (tsh, ft4) normal? If not, then one thinks about hyper/hypothyroidism, graves disease, hashimotos, etc. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of suspicious nodules. In younger people, hashimotos is very common. Low grade inflammation, eventual hypo. There's no way to avoid this. ...Read more
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No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more
Probably: Unless the goiter (enlarged thyroid) is very large, it should cause few if any problems. However, something is causing the goiter. In the US, it is usually because the immune system is inappropriately making antibodies that attack a person's own proteins in the thyroid (auto-, or self-directed, immunity). This may cause abnormal thyroid levels in the future, and needs to be checked regularly. ...Read more