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What Does It Mean When Your Thyroid Is Swollen
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a thyroid ultrasound for goitre and other swollen in the neck the result picture showed totally blue area surrounded by red dots what does it mean?
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
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
Likely infectious...: Swollen lymph nodes are typically related to recent or current infection. Can stay swollen for a couple of weeks. If they remain 'squishy and mobile' (meaning you can move them around like a marble under the skin), then they are likely fine. If they get bigger, or feel less well-defined and don't move around, definitely have checked out. Also dpends on what you mean by 'so long'. ...Read more
My lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are swollen and painful. They do not roll or move. What does his mean??
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determine what tests and or treatment are best for your specific situation. ...Read more
I've been having a swollen feeling on both sides of the lower part of the front neck. Could this mean my glands are swollen and what causes it?
Possible: It could also be your throid gland. See your doctor to differentiate. Either way needs attention and treatment soon. ...Read more
What does sudden onset (I didn't have them a couple of hours ago) of 2 swollen lymphnodes in neck mean? Both under 1cm, not painful, not soft/movable
Neck nodes: Swollen lymph nodes usually means that your body is processing information such as illness like a cold or allergies. It may be that they have come up slowly over time but it seems sudden to you because she just now noticed them. Have you had a recent runny nose, cough, sinus congestion, or something like that? If so, this is the most likely explanation. Unless your immune system is running low forsome reason I recommend giving it some time ...Read more
I'm suffering from neck pain its hurting but when I touch my neck it feels like my left side of my neck in the back feels swollen what does this mean?
Possibly: The main cause of a swollen neck is enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for several reasons. Lymph nodes are one of the bodies defenses and enlarge in response to exposure to allergens, viral and bacterial infections. Rarely they can be enlarged because of a malignant process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places. ...Read more
On the right side of my neck, my lymph node feels swollen/tender to the touch, what exactly could that mean? Should I worry?
Usually inflammatory: Cervical adenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes is usually associated with inflammation/infection, such as sore throat or tonsillitis.Runny nose, sore throat, fever and other indications of an upper respiratory infection. If these do not subside in reasonable time period or symptoms get worse should contact physician. The lymph system important part of the immune system to defend viruses, bacteria, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep I was tested for that?
Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared does it always mean something's wrong? Will I die? I feel fine
No: We all have lymph nodes and sometimes they will swell. The lymph nodes are part of your natural defense. They help remove infections and other substances from your body. They can swell in response to infection, or cancer, or nonspecific inflammation. I suspect yours is from a viral infection. Your physician can help clarify this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi does it mean if you have one lymph node swollen in the back of my neck that I have hiv I was already tested last year in May and November and it was negative and again in March I was tested and it was negative?
Time to stop worry: The average young adult has three palpable lymph nodes in the neck if the examiner knows what he/she is doing. If your HIV tests are negative over this time period and you're continuing to live safely, then give thanks for good health and get on with your life. I'm glad you're health conscious; if you have thoughts you cannot put out of your mind, ask your physician -- we can help with that too. ...Read more
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