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What causes cysts on thyroid ?

What causes cysts on thyroid ?

Thyroid cysts: Many people have a goiter (thyroid enlargement) and sometimes this is a multinodular goiter. Sometimes these nodules form pockets or cysts. These fluid filled cysts can sometimes get large. Usually, this is a benign condition. Rarely, a thyroid cancer can be partially cystic. A multinodular goiter and thyroid cysts need to be evaluated carefully with a thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What causes cyst on ovaries?

What causes cyst on ovaries?

Ovulation : Usually it is ovulation. However, there are several cases where ovarian pathology can occur without ovulation. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal gland problems?

What causes adrenal gland problems?

Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more

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What causes cysts on the liver?

What causes cysts on the liver?

Usually unknown: The cause of most liver cysts is unknown. Liver cysts can be start at birth (such as in the rare disorder Polycystic Liver Disease) or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood. In some foreign countries, there is a parasite called echinococcus that can cause liver cysts. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

What are the causes of ovarian cysts on 1 side?

Many: Most are functional cysts meaning they are physiologic and will go away without treatment. Of course, there are both benign and malignant cysts that need to be considered as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptomps of parathyroid gland problems?

What are the symptomps of parathyroid gland problems?

Parathyroid problems: Hi. Too complex for small space. Primary hyperpara (PHPT) is a disease of parathyroids where too much PTH is secreted, which causes high blood calcium, with symptoms/signs of kidney stones, bone fractures, malaise, depression, high blood pressure, and others. Hypoparathy is a disease of parathyroids where they can't secrete enough PTH, with symptoms of numbness, tingling, and muscle twitching. ...Read more

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What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

Sailvary Stones : Are the most likely answer but there are other lesions(both benign and malignant) which can have radiopaque aspects of the lesion.(chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (küttner’s tumour) of the parotid gland for example). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

Most times no sympto: Kidney cysts have no symptoms and are benign adrenal tumors most of the time are symptomless and non cancerous.Rarely there is adrenal cortex carcinoma and need treatment, it is quite rare.Can cause pain, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more

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What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

Most commonly: Tumors of the pituitary rarely autoimmune inflammation, metastatic cancers, tb, sarcoidosis severe blood loss can yield necrosis of pituitary; head trauma can damage pituitary. ...Read more

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What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

Pituitary: Stalk thickening can be a sign of a tumor. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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What can cause montgomery glands on breast?

What can cause montgomery glands on breast?

They are a : Normal part of breast anatomy. Their secretions help to lubricate the areola and the nipple. ...Read more

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What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

Bartholin cyst: The bartholin glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated. ...Read more

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On top of polycystic cysts are cysts on the ovaries. What other differences are there?

On top of polycystic cysts are cysts on the ovaries. What other differences are there?

Two: There are two main types of cysts. Normal and abnormal. "polycystic" cysts and "follicular" cysts are the same thing. They are the cysts that have eggs in them that can potentially get you pregnant. In pcos the normal follicular cysts are just more plentiful. All other cysts are considered abnormal, complex cysts, chocolate cysts, hemorrhagic cysts, tumors, cancers, benign cancers... ...Read more

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What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. lactating, pregnancy, growth spurt during teens. If you are hypothyroid, your pituitary will increase TSH -cells. Abnormal hormone production (prolactin, ACTH, GH) would involve hyperplasia. The path report must be correlated with the overall picture. ...Read more

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Salivary gland swelling on both sides. What could cause this?

Salivary gland swelling on both sides. What could cause this?

Mumps? other?: See your physician to first see if it's really your salivary glands that are swollen and secondly, what's causing the swelling. It would be very unlikely to have bilateral swelling of your salivary glands. One thing that can cause this is having the mumps. If your physician cannot determine the cause, he\she may refer you to an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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What causes an adrenal gland disorder, and what are the symptoms?

High or Low function: Here is a good reference http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/adrenal/endo_description.Aspx.

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What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts and tumour?

What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts and tumour?

Skin lump, infection: A sebaceous cyst is a firm round nodule deep in the skin which results from accumulated oil (or sebum). This is usually due to a minor injury to the skin. The cyst gradually gets larger and then, radomly, can become infected when germs find their way in and multiply in the old oil. This causes pain, redness and rapid enlargement and, eventually, rupture. Removal is best if definitely enlarging. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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


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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