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What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

Goiter: Goiter is simple enlargement of the thyroid gland. Most often, it's due to insufficient dietary iodine or familial inheritance. Non-toxic means that you are not producing an abnormal amount of thyroid hormone. Uninodular would specifically mean that you have a single nodule within the thyroid. Usually a solitary nodule should be evaluated with needle biopsy or followed closely with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

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Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

May need biopsy: A solitary nodule in a goiter, that is "cold" on scan, needs to be biopsied by someone who is good at this. Although the likelihood of cancer is low, maybe 10%, but it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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What is a non toxic uninodular goiter?

What is a non toxic uninodular goiter?

A nodule: Hi. A non-toxic uninodular goiter means you have a nodule in the thyroid that is NOT autonomously over-producing thyroid hormone. There is a risk the nodule is a thyroid cancer, so your doctor will probably send you to an endocrinologist to get a fine needle aspiration biopsy. If the nodule is benign, you leave it alone; if it's cancer, you head down that path (most are benign). Good luck. ...Read more

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I just got results from a thyroid uptake scan it says they found a toxic uninodular goiter and unspecified goiter I also have itp is there a connection and what exactly is a toxic uninodular goiter also my thyroid is enlarge

I just got results from a thyroid uptake scan  it says they found a toxic uninodular goiter and unspecified goiter I also have itp is there a connection and what exactly is a toxic uninodular goiter also my thyroid is enlarge

Get thyroid labs: You most likely already have your thyroid levels checked. If not, you need to get thyroid labs drawn. From the uptake and scan above, your TSH should be low, which indicates hyperthyroidism. The treatment is 1)antithyroid drug, 2)i-131 ablation, 3)surgery. With itp, maybe hold off on surgery for now. Please discuss all of this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause nontoxic goiter?

What can cause  nontoxic goiter?

Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters. Toxic goiters produce excess thyroxine. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof nontoxic goiter?

Maybe no symptoms: A non-toxic goiter is simply a goiter - an enlarged thyroid gland. This may be metabolically hyperactive or hypoactive or you may be euthyroid - no change in activity. If very large, they can cause swallowing or breathing symptoms. If you think you have a goiter, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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How will nontoxic goiter affect the body?

Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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Will nontoxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Will nontoxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. Usually (and tehy are unusual) they are more noticeable in kids. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a non toxic & toxic mulitnodular goiter?

What is the difference between a non toxic & toxic mulitnodular goiter?

Thyroid function: Hi. With a toxic multinodular goiter (MNG), the patient is hyperthyroid, whereas with a non-toxic MNG, the patient has normal thyroid function, so thyroid function is the difference. Some (statistically a minority) of non-toxic nodules are thyroid cancer, and may need fine needle aspiration biopsy to evaluate based on nodule size and other ultrasound characteristics. Good luck! ...Read more

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How will an ultrasound diagnose nontoxic goiter?

How will an ultrasound diagnose nontoxic goiter?

Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. ...Read more

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