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Dr. Bonnie Koreff-wolf Dr. Koreff-wolf
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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


Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Doctors could feel a lump near thyroid area. What could it be?

Doctors could feel a lump near thyroid area. What could it be?

Needs testing: Lumps in the thyroid can be either benign or cancerous. It is impossible to know by palpation. It needs further testing to evaluate. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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I have over active thyroid now controlled bu feel lighthead doc says its because my body is getting used to it being normal?

I have over active thyroid now controlled bu feel lighthead doc says its because my body is getting used to it being normal?

It may be so but: It may be so, as your body was used to overactive thyroid, but you did not say what were you treated with and what medicine you are on now. As your symptoms may be related to the treatment, which includes drugs like methimazole, propylthiouracil, and beta blockers.

Dr. Peter Forster Dr. Forster
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I've taken my thyroid meds faithfully yet I don't feel a change in symptoms like nervousness. My doctor has adjusted my dosage. Why am I still sick?

I've taken my thyroid meds faithfully yet I don't feel a change in symptoms like nervousness. My doctor has adjusted my dosage. Why am I still sick?

Common Outcome: Although thyroid disorders often are associated with mood and anxiety symptoms it is our experience that treating the thyroid problem is often a necessary first step that doesn't completely resolve the psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Michael Blumenfield Dr. Blumenfield
Psychiatry
53 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Hypothyroidism: I was not diagnosed until i'd been on lithium for 2 yrs. Doctors kept me on it 2 more yrs. Any chance my thyroid will function again?

Hypothyroidism: I was not diagnosed until i'd been on lithium for 2 yrs. Doctors kept me on it 2 more yrs. Any chance my thyroid will function again?

Replacement works: Being hypothyroid doesn't mean that your thyroid gland is working at all. It just may not be producing the amount of thyroid hormone that is needed. The good thing is that thyroid replacement works great and taking it should be able to prevent all the complications that are associated with hypothyroidism. Regular blood tests should be done to adjust thyroid medication up or down as needed.

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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What do doctors do to detect thyroid irregularities?

What do doctors do to detect thyroid irregularities?

Thyroid: There are two aspects to detection. One is function and possible inflammation which involves a simple blood test. This can detect antibodies attacking the thyroid and decrease or increase in function. The next would be ultrasound to detect physical abnormalities with the gland like nodules or cysts.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Sometimes I feel my head shaking and today I went to the doctors and they said it may be thyroids. What is that?

Sometimes I feel my head shaking and today I went to the doctors and they said it may be thyroids. What is that?

The thyroid gland..: Is in your neck, and it's sort of a speed dial for the body, if you will. A tremor, such as that in your head, could be indicative of hyperthyroid. Other associated symptoms could be restlessness, sweating, palpitations, weight loss, anxiety, sleeplessness, high heart rate and breathing rate.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Wbat kind of doctor removes the thyroid?

Wbat kind of doctor removes the thyroid?

Several types of: Surgeons do this ent, endocrine surgeons cancer surgeons, general surgeons most important is not type of surgeon but how many they do a week!

Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What type of doctor do you see for a thyroid evaluation?

What type of doctor do you see for a thyroid evaluation?

Thyroid: An endocrinologist has expertise in thyroid disorders. It helps to see one who is board certified. You can google american board of medical specialties to find out.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Which type of doctor should I see for thyroid evaluation?

Depends: Routine thyroid evaluation should be within the scope of your primary care doctor. For more unusual or complicated problems, see an endocrinologist.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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For a thyroid examination- which type of doctor to go for?

For a thyroid examination- which type of doctor to go for?

See endocrinologist: Generally the endocrinologist is the expert at thyroid.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Which type of doctor should I see to get my thyroid checked?

Thyroid checks: Your family doctor/general internal medicine doctor can check this and handle most of it. If it gets complicated, the appropriate specialty is endocrinology.

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Dr. Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
17 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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How does a doctor determine if a thyroid will never function again?

How does a doctor determine if a thyroid will never function again?

Levels: Checking thyroid levels and a thyroid specific protein product called thyroglobulin can give you an idea.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Can you tell me what can a doctor do if you have a thyroid problem?

Can you tell me what can a doctor do if you have a thyroid problem?

There are treatments: For both overactive and underactive thyoid disease see an endocrinologist.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Hi doc! I have a thyroid problem is it safe to take thyrax 25? Thanks

Hi doc! I have a thyroid problem is it safe to take thyrax 25? Thanks

Thyroid problem?: Your question does not indicate what kind of "thyroid problem" (overactive, underactive, nodule, inflammation, etc) or even if you have had blood tests for a precise diagnosis. Don't just take pills, see a good doctor who can help you figure this out.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Which questions can I ask my doctor about the nuclear thyroid I had done?

Thyroid scan: A tiny amount of radioactive iodine (rai) is given to light up the thyroid. They measure the uptake of rai: high, low, normal. High is typical in hyperthyroidism, esp graves. Low may mean thyroiditis. The scan also indicates structure: nodules (functioning, or not), homogeneous uptake, etc. This test needs to be interpreted alongside thyroid levels, symptoms, exam, ultrasound, etc.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What if I think I have a thyroid problem, can I treat that without a doctor?

Make sure.: We would usually recommend that thyroid issues are treated by a doctor. But at least have some testing done by a doctor to know that you actually have a thyroid issue and not something else.

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Dr. Melissa Young Dr. Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 years in practice
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I believe my thyroid is not "normal" but my doctor says it is. Need some advice?

I believe my thyroid is not "normal" but my doctor says it is. Need some advice?

Listen to doctor: If your thyroid hormone levels have been checked and are normal, believe your doc when he says your thyroid is ok. Don't be fooled by websites that claim you can have abnormal thyroid function with normal labs. I've seen too many people given thyroid hormone for symptoms only who have ended up in the er with heart problems because if thyroid hormone excess.

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Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What to do if I never went back to see my doctor about my thyroid, so is it bad?

Need more info: You don't say what is/was wrong with your thyroid. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism have many symptoms that are uncomfortable, and possibly dangerous.