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What exactly does it mean to have a slightly swollen thyroid gland ?

What exactly does it mean to have a slightly swollen thyroid gland ?

Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...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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Thyroid a bit enlarged what does that mean?

Lots of possibilitie: A goiter or enlargement of your thyroid is sometimes normal as in pregnancy. It makes a lot of difference if the whole gland is enlarged or only part of it. You need to see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have slightly elevated relative lymphocyte count and abnormal parotid glands?

What does it mean if I have slightly elevated relative lymphocyte count and abnormal parotid glands?

Possible parotitis: Elevated lymphocyte count indicates chroinc infection in the body. Since you indicated abnormal parotid glands can indicate infection or inflammation of parotid glands.Possibility of mumps should be ruled out.Consult an Oral surgeon or an ENT doctor for a complete & thorough exam. to come to a conclusive diagnosis,which can lead to appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle ?

What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle ?

RVE: Right ventricular enlargement or rve typically occurs when the right side of the heart is stressed by the need to generate either increased blood flow or pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a weak pituitary gland?

What does it mean to have a weak pituitary gland?

Hypopituitarism: Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce one or more of its hormones or not enough of them. This condition may occur because of disease in the pituitary or hypothalamus. When there is low or no production of all the pituitary hormones, the condition is called panhypopituitarism. This condition may affect either children or adults. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have mildly hyperactive thyroid?

What exactly does it mean to have mildly hyperactive thyroid?

Mild symptoms: If your thyroid is mildly hyperactive, you may feel normal, or have mild symptoms of palpitations, heat intolerance, nervousness, tremor, irritability. It is something that should be treated, either with medications, or if more severe with a permanent fix such as radioactive iodine or surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "hyper thyroid"?

What does it mean to have a "hyper thyroid"?

Hyperthyroid: This means that your thyroid is hyper functioning producing too much thyroid hormone. This can cause symptoms like weight loss, irritability, fast heart beat or palpitations, tremors, frequent urinating, heat intolerance, shakiness, flushing. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

Large red bloodcells: If the MCH level is over 34, this is considered to be too high. The main reason that the MCH level would be too high is because of macrocytic anemia. Macrocytic anemia is a blood disorder in which not enough red blood cells are produced, but the ones that are present are large (thus fitting more hemoglobin). Macrocytic anemia is often caused by having too little vitamin B12 or folic acid. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneous mean when it comes to a thyroid nodule?

What does heterogeneous mean when it comes to a thyroid nodule?

It means irregular: Heterogeneous is the opposite of homogenous. Any thyroid nodule which is irregular and over 1cm in size needs to be investigated further. This may need a biopsy especially if it is growing or has increased in size over a period of 3 months. You should have your doctor guide you or send you to an endocrinologist. For a second opinion and further advice. ...Read more

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What does a swollen testicle mean?

What does a swollen testicle mean?

To see your doctor: It is abnl for your testicle to be swollen. It can even be a urological emergency requiring immediate surgery. This is called a torsion. You also cld have a hernia, hydrocele, infection or even a tumor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a slightly curved cervix?

What does it mean to have a slightly curved cervix?

Probably nothing: The uterus is composed of muscle and collagen, both are somewhat flexible. The uterus is attached inside you, but is still a bit mobile, while the cervix is somewhat fixed in place by it's attachment to the vagina. When the uterus leans forward or back (or side), then the cervix will be curved a bit. Essentially, whatever the position of the uterus and cervix inside you, it is normal for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean a swollen face?

What does it mean a swollen face?

Facial Swelling: A variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases and conditions can lead to face swelling. Swelling can result from infections, allergies, medications, trauma and malignancy (cancer). ...Read more

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What does it mean that the thyroid gland is mildly prominent?

What does it mean that the thyroid gland is mildly prominent?

Physical exam: On routine physical exams the thyroid is examined by palpating the neck from behind and making the patient swallow. Sometimes, during the exam the tissue is more prominent suggesting that the gland may be enlarged ...Read more

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What does it mean when the lymph% is low on a CBC test?

What does it mean when the lymph% is low on a CBC test?

How low?: The total count and proportion of lymphocytes needs to be looked at. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/lym/. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

What does it mean to have a swollen lymph node?

Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have swollen areola?

What does it mean when u have swollen areola?

More info: more specifics are needed ime of cycle unilateral or bilateral any trauma are youe pregnant? etc etc .please ask again or have a pvt convo ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

Nothing out of..: ...Context. Ca.125 is used to follow up response to treatment in patients with cancer of the ovary but a slightly elevated level can come from non malignant causes (and it can be normal even if there is cancer). It is not considered a screening test. Whoever ordered it probably had very valid reasons to do so and i'm sure he/she can explain its implications to you in the proper context. Best 2u. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my absolute lymphocyte is high and my reactive lymph is 0%?

You could have had: a recent viral infection which boosted your lymphocyte count. See your doctor within a month and get a repeat CBC with differential. That will tell if your lymphocyte count has come down. If not,you need further evaluation ...Read more

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Slightly enlarged goiter - what does it mean?

Slightly enlarged goiter - what does it mean?

Goiter: A goiter means a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and there are a number of causes. There may be no symptoms or the vague sense of neck tightness. Best for you to see your primary care physician to start, and then perhaps an endocrinologist. Surgeons get involved only when necessary. ...Read more