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What is homogeneous enlargement of thyroid gland?

What is homogeneous enlargement of thyroid gland?

Your thyroid: Has enlarged without the formation of nodules or fluid-filled cysts. This can usually be halted with appropriate amounts of brand name T4 replacement if indicated. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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


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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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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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What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

What is enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland and how to prevent or cure it?

Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid gland is exactly what it says. If your thyroid gland is not enlarged or painful do not be too concerned.

If it is enlarged or painful your doctor will take your history, examine you, and order appropriate labs.

An enlarged thyroid does occur occasionally in young me, but not too often. ...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 causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...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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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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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 (methimazole): 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 (methimazole). Inexpensive and very effective but must be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Which doctor should we consult regarding thyroid gland enlarged?

Endocrinologist: They are specialist in thyroid disorders. If you don't have one in your area, a good start would be an internist, or on ear nose and throat doc. ...Read more

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Hello! My 15 years old daughter has left thyroid gland enlarged. It doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned?

Hello! My 15 years old daughter has left thyroid gland enlarged. It doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Enlargement of one side or the whole gland is an abnormality, At her age an auto immune thyroid inflammation is a likely cause & this could result in too much or too little thyroid hormone production. It could also be something worse. It is time for you to get her in for an evaluation & testing. ...Read more

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For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?

For thyroid gland is boarderline enlarged. Right has single nodule likely adenoma. What does this mean?

Probably benign: Many thyroid glands are enlarged, and borderline means just slightly above normal size. The only way to tell if a thyroid nodule is benign or cancerous is with a biopsy. While some other tests may suggest it is benign the biopsy is the best way to tell. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland slightly enlarged but has homogeneous texture. Right nodule noted 0.5 × 0.3 × 0.3. No hypervascular on doppler in both gland what isit?

Follow up nodule: thyroid nodules are very common especially in older patients. The vast majority are not cancer and just hyper plastic nodules (overgrowth of normal tissue). In young patients like yourself thyroid nodules should be watched more closely. A nodule less than 1 cm in size does not require biopsy unless there are suspicious features such as calcification or increased blood flow. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged thyroid. But the cause cannot be determined. She needs to see a thyroid specialist/endocrinologist to figure out what is going on. They will know what is the most likely prob in your part of the world and how to best evaluate and treat her if needed. ...Read more

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Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.????

Mild enlargement of the right thyroid lobe without discrete nodules. There is a homogeneous appearance to the echotexture of the thyroid gland.????

Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If you have further concerns a thyroidologist or endocrinologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Took Nascent iodine supplement today, serving size is 1, 950 mcg, could this enlarge, my thyroid gland? If so would it be permanent?

Very High Dose: Is this one time dose or you are going to be taking it daily and why are you taking Iodine
In USA our salt is Iodised I wiuld imagine it is also iodised in UK
If you take more than 500 microrgam of iodine daily it may cause Hypothyroidism and increased risk of thyroid cancer and thyrotoxicosis and enlargement of thyroid
Ask your doctor if you should take iodine supplment and how much ...Read more

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24 yo male have DM type 1 I always feel hot and my body is always warm even in cold weather. My thyroid gland isn't enlarged. Wut invest should I do?

Blood work?: Given the DM history the diagnosis is more complicated. Lack of goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) does not rule out thyroid disease. Topping the suspect list is insulin (medication) induced flushing. Your primary care physician should be able to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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I have an enlarge thyroid gland no cancer, med size gowing slowly doctor wants to operate before it is to large 63 years.

I have an enlarge thyroid gland no cancer, med size gowing slowly doctor wants to operate before it is to large 63 years.

Get tested: Ultrasound, nuclear thyroid scsn with uptake, blood tests: TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 FTI and anti-thyroid antibodies. Surgery should be a last resort if you are having compression symptoms from the enlarged thyroid. ...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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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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Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

Lump in my right throat. TSH, T4 normal, UTZ results: slightly enlarged right thyroid gland with complex cystic & small nodules. Should I be worried?

More No than Yes: The thyroid is a cystic gland controlled by hypothalamus (TSH) via anterior pituitary (TRF) to manufacture & secrete T3+T4. If thyroid cysts coalesce or locally enlarge, then cysts large enough to see via current US technology can be seen. This still indicates something not optimal but it is solid nodules which are far more worrisome &, though less frequent, far more likely to be thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

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What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

Answer: As long as the level of circulating thyroid remains normal, athletic function should be ok. ...Read more

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What does the thyroid gland do?

Endocrine Gland: 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 located in the neck.
It also controls body's temperature ...Read more

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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

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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Thyroid (Definition)

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