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What do you suggest for an enlarged thyroid treatment?

What do you suggest for an enlarged thyroid treatment?

Cause?: The cause is important to know because it is necessary to have a diagnosis before considering treatment options. Some causes of thyroid enlargement include: under or over active thyroid gland, multinodular goiter, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, etc. Each of these diagnoses may cause thyroid enlargement, but whether or not to treat, and how to treat depends on the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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 do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

What do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

Blood tests: Typically thyroid function is assessed by blood tests thaat measure the level of various forms of thyroid hormone, bound and unbound in the blood. Sometimes specialized studies utilizing imaging techniques can also be used to determine size, volume, irregularities, location and function of the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Do I need to see an oncologist for a thyroid nodule?

Do I need to see an oncologist for a thyroid nodule?

No: Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancers, so seeing a cancer specialist, or oncologist, would be premature. Many thyroid nodules can be followed with ultrasounds once an fna (or biopsy) shows that the cells in the nodule are not cancerous. Endocrinologists evaluate and manage most patients with thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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What does an endocrinologist do?

What does an endocrinologist do?

Hormone disorders: An endocrinologist is a specialist in the endocrine system, organs that produce the main hormones in our bodies, and parts of the pituitary and brain - whew. Usually an internal medicine doctor with advanced training and certification in endocrine disease. A reproductive endocrinologist (like me) is a specialist in fertility and endocrine disorders specific to female reproduction. ...Read more

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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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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid mean?

How will i know what does an enlarged thyroid mean?

Large Thyroid: It could mean anything from a viral infection to cancer. An enlarged thyroid should be evaluated by you physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read more

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How much to see an endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism?

How much to see an endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Depends on your insurance and where you live. Best to do is call the practice before hand to get a quote. That way, you won't be too surprised. There are tests that need to be run to evaluate and treat the hyperthyroidism. You should take that into account as well. ...Read more

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What does thyroid replacement medication have to do with gastroparesis?

What does thyroid replacement medication have to do with gastroparesis?

Hypothyroidism : When one is hypothyroid they can have slow GI motilitiy/gastroparesis.Treating hypothyroidism with medications can remedy this problem. ...Read more

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What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

Adrenal gland: This is a very important hormone. I recommend you go online and look for articles designed for non-doctors that will give you a lot of understandable information about the adrenal gland and others. Once you have read a few articles and still have questions, don't hesitate to ask again! ...Read more

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What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

Goiter: This is usually due to inflammation which may be acute secondary to infection or may be chronic due to an autoimmune disorder. In rare cases it can be due to a mass ie cancer or a fluid collection or cyst. ...Read more

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What does a reproductive endocrinologist help you?

What does a reproductive endocrinologist help you?

Fertility and more: Rei are sub-specialist obg physicians: the majority of most prctices is fertility, but we are specialists in disorders of all aspects of female reproductive system, including many endocrine (hormonal) problems. Many rei treat early-or-late puberty, and conditions such aas endometriosis as well, soem also treat menopause. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a thyroid sonogram, what does it show?

Why would a doctor order a thyroid sonogram, what does it show?

Look for nodules: A thyroid sonogram (ultrasound) is a sensitive way of looking at your thyroid for nodules. It also can assess size and texture of the thyroid. Your doctor may have felt enlargement of your thyroid and wants to investigate it further. However, it will not tell you anything about how your thyroid gland is working. ...Read more

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What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour
is suitable for subclinical hypo-
thyroidism?  If test results are all
in "normal" range.

Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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