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What Could Cause Pickers Nodules
Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more
My dr said I have one small nodule on my vocal chords but "not to worry about it." I am still losing my voice. Could the nodule cause . Voice loss?
No: A vocal fold nodule is the result of voice abuse, voice misuse, or rarely a tiny bleed into the vocal fold. It is a thickening of the lining surface of the vocal fold. It will disappear with proper voice therapy. It should not be surgically removed because that surgery may result in permanent scarring of the tissue. ...Read more
No: This is not a side effect of angiotensin receptor blocker or hydrochlorthiazide. Karvezide is a combination of the above mentioned medications. ...Read more
Possible: It can if it's large enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
First blood result hyperthyroid, second time better but not perfect. Ultrasound was clear not enlarged, no nodule. What could cause this fluctuation?
Subacute thyroiditis: Hi. Fluctuations from normal to hyperthyroid falling back through normal to hypothyroid, then usually returning to normal is characteristic of a subacute thyroiditis. The hyper phase is self-limited and is due to leakage of stored hormone, not overproduction (so very different than Graves'). When the stored hormone is depleted, there is a hypo phase until the thyroid recovers and is normal again ...Read more
Could FNB on 2.3cm Thyroid Nodule cause problem if it IS cancer? Like breaking the seal & spreading cancer faster. Deciding on FNB or Lobe removal?
FNB is safe: FNB is commonly done on thyroid nodules and lumps in the breast. it is the first step to make a diagnosis of Cancer. it is better to do FNB than surgery to remove a lump the surgeon needs to know ahead of time what he/she is removing? FNB next is the way to go in your case. ...Read more
Could stress cause prolonged voice loss? Nodules, polyps, allergy, and reflux have all been ruled out.
Next step: See a speech pathologist and get a video strobe. ...Read more
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