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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

Dr. Steve Martinez
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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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Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Different causes: possible but all enlargement must be scrutinized for the bad causes.See ur doc or Endocrinology,and soon. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

Something is wrong: Many internal disorders can cause your spleen to enlarge. Some common conditions include cirrhosis of the liver and blood disorders like chronic leukemias of different types can be the cause. You should seek consultation with a blood specialist to examine you and investigate the cause. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

Variable: Enlarged uterus can mean pregnancy, past pregnancies, fibroids, adenomyosis, tumors that can be benign or cancerous. Women with enlarged uteri can have pain, abnormal bleeding, loss of urine unexpectedly and a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis. Best to be checked out by a gynecologist. ...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 by "thyroid calcifications"?

What does it mean by "thyroid calcifications"?

Thyroid ...: Calcification in the thyroid can occur in both benign and malignant conditions. Thyroid calcifications can be classified as coarse calcifications, microcalcifications, or peripheral calcifications. Microcalcifications on thyroid ultrasound are one of the most specific ultrasound findings for thyroid malignancy. ...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 does an enlarged kidney actually mean?

What does an enlarged kidney actually mean?

Could be nothing: Kidney size correlates some with the body size. However, a blockage of kidney makes it swell and be large but the diagnosis is not going to be an elarged kidney but an obstructed kidney. Another reason is early in diabetic kidney disease where the kidneys get bigger early then start slowly shrinking over the years. Usually patient has diabetes and protein increase in urine. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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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 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 when you have an enlarged uterus?

Big uterus: The uterus enlarges because something is in it that was not previously noticed. Pregnancy is the most common cause; benign tumors of the uterine muscle (fibroids) are found in about 25% of women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

Separate spleen tiss: An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen. It usually means nothing. ...Read more

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What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

What does an enlarged kidney mean in a fetus?

Several causes.: Trisomy 18/13, polycystic renal disease, multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, renal tumors (mesoblastic nephroma) are all possibilities. Expert mfm advice and serial sonography are required. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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