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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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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Doppler US showed cystic changes (irregular shape) in thyroid with swollen reactive nodes unilateral. What does this mean!?

Doppler US showed cystic changes (irregular shape) in thyroid with swollen reactive nodes unilateral. What does this mean!?

Many things: You may have a multi modular goiter which is a benign condition that sometimes may require surgery. This could also be thyroiditis which is also benign. It is hard without and exam but likely this can be observed and followed with ultrasound if no other symptoms. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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Can a hoarse voice and swollen glands mean that I have a thyroid disorder? I've had this all of my life.

Possibly: I would get evaluated. Many things can cause your symptoms: nodules on vocal cords, infections, tumors, nerve damage, or it just might be the "way you are." thyroid might be involved, but not necessarily. It might be good to have a laryngoscope or thyroid ultrasound if your history and physical exam warrant them. Hopefully you don't smoke or chew tobacco. ...Read more

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Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Yes: The way we monitor the functioning of your thyroid gland is by measuring TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). As your thyroid gland in your neck produces less thyroid hormone (T3 (liothyronine) and T4) your pituitary gland at the base of yr brain signals it to make more by sending out more TSH. If you take thyroid hormone by mouth then the TSH goes down, like a seesaw. ...Read more

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My thyroid is swollen and I have a lot of phlegm, what should I do?

Thyroid is: Probably not the cause of your phlegm.However, if your thyroid is actually swollen, you need to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I had strepthroat. My thyroid is swollen. Do you think my thyroid is swollen because of my strepthroat?

I had strepthroat. My thyroid is swollen. Do you think my thyroid is swollen because of my strepthroat?

Thyroid should not: be hypertrophied because of streptococcal infection, but the lymph nodes in the cervical chain along your neck will be. What you are feeling is most likely the lymph nodes. Your thyroid glands are small - unless you have had thyroid enlargement before this infection set in. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more