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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid gland mean?

How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid gland mean?

Goiter: It means the gland is larger than normal. The most common cause of goiter worldwide is a lack of iodine in the diet. In the United States, where most people use iodized salt, goiter is more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules that develop in the gland itself. ...Read more

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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. John Yim
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What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, because it thinks it is foreign, like a virus. However in graves disease the antibodies that attack the thyroid actually stimulate receptors that make it grow and produce too much thyroid hormone. In thyroiditis the immune cells infiltrate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Doctor mentioned that i had an enlarged thyroid gland. What does this mean?

Doctor mentioned that i had an enlarged thyroid gland. What does this mean?

Thyroid Gland: Is an h-shaped glad below your adam's apple. If your thyroid gland is enlarged, that is know as goiter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

Goiter: Enlarged gland is usually due to inflammation. This is commonly an antibody reaction against your thyroid called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or hashimotos disease. In some cases goiter is due to masses, cysts or nodules. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kaplan
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I have an enlarged thyroid gland, is there anything I can do for this at home?

I have an enlarged thyroid gland, is there anything I can do for this at home?

Tapazole: You should be seen by a competent endocrinologist. You should have a t3, t4, and TSH thyroid battery of blood tests. You may want to have an ultrasound of your thyroid. Assuming your thyroid is enlarged and TSH is very low, try tapazole. Inexpensive and very effective but must be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Stachler
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Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

Enlarged thyroid: No it does not make you look less feminine. It just shows up as a bump in the neck and is as big as the mass is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cain
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I have had kidney stones and i believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should i do?

I have had kidney stones and i believe a slightly enlarged thyroid gland. What if anything should i do?

? parathyroid gland: the parathyroid glands which are located inside the thyroid could be hyperacitve which can cause kidney stones, You should ask you doc if this is the case. A Calcium level and PTH hormone will be elevated in this condition called hyperparathyroidism ...Read more

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Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Would having thyroid nodules and an enlarged thyroid gland cause me extreme tiredness, I have not got an over or under active thyroid?

Look for another cau: If your thyroid is functioning normally(not under active) then the cause of your tiredness is not thyroid related. There are many other causes that only your doctor can define/address by examining you and testing your lab.Make sure that you are not anemic(check cbc) and your emotional health is normal and that you are sleeping well. Anyone of these can be cause for day time fatigue and need attent. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I have a normal TSH and heterogeneous echotexture. Enlarged thyroid gland which i was told not to worry nothings wrong with my thyroid. Any advice?

Goiter: Hterogenous thyroid can be due to simple goiter and may be associated with hyperthyriodism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroditis and thyroid cancer if you were told not to worry by your endocrinologist means they have ruled out treatable conditions. ...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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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