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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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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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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 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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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 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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I have non toxic goiter'and im taking levothyroxine almost 1 year,why still now my goiter nothing change...

I have non toxic goiter'and im taking levothyroxine almost 1 year,why still now my goiter nothing change...

Choice 4 goiter: Because one nodule has increased size and you have some compression you could be referred for surgery consult. At consult you would be evaluated and risk/benefit analysis would be offered. You have a choice. Take a friend or family with you to appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid since 2005,non toxic multinodulor goiter 5mm nodule lft thyroid.Bothersome

These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care. ...Read more

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Is there a link between non toxic mulitnodular and goiters and lack of vitamin D?

Is there a link between non toxic mulitnodular and goiters and lack of vitamin D?

Vitamin D: Probably not.
Go to your local store and buy vitamin D capsules in doses of either 1000 or 2000 units. They are much less expensive than vitamin D testing. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with non toxic goiter when I was 19, doctor prescribed me levothyroxine 50mg but I felt tightening of my throat so I stopped?

I was diagnosed with non toxic goiter when I was 19, doctor prescribed me levothyroxine 50mg  but I felt tightening of my throat so I stopped?

Careful SymptomsOnly: clues, far from whole story of what is going on. Goiter (enlarged thyroid) driven by low iodine intake, increased TSH, antibodies which emulate TRH, etc. Levothyroxin only a molecule used as a treatment tool, may help some of the symptoms/issues but does not solve the cause. However, if the tool is working, stopping it may allow problems to recur & increase. Study & seek help worthy your trust. ...Read more

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Hello: Had a total thyroidectomy Jan. 15, 2015 for non toxic multinodular goiter., I have been having nerve pain between my upper shoulder blades to middle of spine which started in December.. My upper shoulder to under arm aches or sharp pins and

Hello:  Had a total thyroidectomy Jan. 15, 2015  for  non toxic multinodular goiter.,    I have been having nerve pain between my upper shoulder blades to middle of spine which started  in December.. My upper shoulder to under arm aches or sharp pins and

Radiclopayhy?: it is extremely rare to have radiculopathy in that region only. I wonder if you have muscular spasm, worsened by laying flat for a long time during and after surgery. I would think PT OT chiro maybe helpful in ur case as well as rehab doctor evaluation. Take care! ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treament for diffuse toxic goiter?Im a hyperthyroidtism

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How will an ultrasound diagnose toxic goiter?

How will an ultrasound diagnose toxic 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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What is the best way to treat toxic multinodular goiter?

Options: The "best" way will depend on your current clinical, and social circumstances. Your options include1) antithyroid pill to control the thyroid level, 2)radioactive iodine and 3) surgery. Choice 2 and 3 are considered curative options but you need to discuss the pros and cons of these options with your own physician who knows you best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

Avoid excess iodine: The only dietary restriction with Graves disease is to avoid excess iodine in your diet, such as kelp, seaweed. Also try to avoid having a radiologic study that requires IV contrast that contains iodine. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have your thyroid glands removed if you have toxic goiter?

Is it necessary to have your thyroid glands removed if you have toxic goiter?

No: Your Methimazole or radioactive iodine should work very well to control your hyperthyroidism. Surgical removal of the thyroid for this condition is now uncommon. ...Read more

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What can i do to cure toxic goiter?

Well...: Toxic goiter can be treated with medications (not usually permanent), or with radioactive Iodine, and in rare case surgically...
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How do you diagnose diffuse toxic goiter?

How do you diagnose  diffuse toxic goiter?

Exam, lab and US: In order to know if you have a goiter ( a swelling of the thyroid gland) a simple hands on exam is adequate. To know if it is toxic one would need a review of symptoms and a lab test (tsh). To know if it is diffuse one could use history and exam pretty reliably or obtain an ultrasound definitively ...Read more

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I have toxic goiter what food should I eat and avoid?

I have toxic goiter what food should I eat and avoid?

Get treated: Diet matters little or noting. You have graves disease or less likely one or more hot nodules. This will first make your life totally miserable and then kill you unless you accept definitive treatment (surgery, radioactive iodine) and until then the medication that will control it. Despite what you may read on the internet, diet and supplements aren't the key in managing life-threatening disease. ...Read more

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Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Hyperthyroidism: Inappropriately high thyroid hormone, causes tachyarrhythmias, proptosis, weight loss, feeling hot all the time, etc. The treatments can be medical, radiotherapeutic, or surgical. Despite being a radiation oncologist, I do not know if i-131 treatment is ever used in pediatrics, but i suspect not. ...Read more

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Is toxic goiter curable?

Yes: There are many types of thyrotoxicosis. You should see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Does toxic goiter can kill you?

Possible: Without being alarmist, taken to extremes it is possible. Unlikely with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hypothroism and a toxic goiter?

Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' disease or a hyperfunctioning nodule -- although it's very uncommon. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Generally yes: Hyperthyroidism refers to the thyroid over-producing thyroid hormone leading to higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood. "toxic" in the case of toxic goiter is short for thyrotoxic (having higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and toxic goiter means that in addition to high thyroid hormone levels, the thyroid is enlarged. Often if you have one, you have both. ...Read more

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What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' disease or a hyperfunctioning nodule -- although it;s very uncommon. Check w/your doctor for clarification, . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes .My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes .My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

Toxic is hyperthyroi: Toxic thyroid means too much thyroid or hyperthyroid. This could come from an autoimmune condition called graves. Some think that autoimmune diseases come after exposure to viruses, with your body making antibodies to the virus. And the antibodies react against your own body too. ...Read more

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Had a bout with hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Had a bout with  hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Nodules: Some thyroid nodules do produce thyroid hormone and can cause hyperthyroidism. A nuclear thyroid scan is used to diagnose toxic thyroid nodules, but I'm not sure whether the taking of iodide therapy would nullify the scan accuracy. Your thyroidologist or endocrinologist can answer this question best. ...Read more

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How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 (liothyronine) 6, tsh 0.01

Abnormal : your thyroid lab work is normal you need a face-to-face visit with an endocrinologist and appropriate testing and treatment of your thyroid you may have an overactive thyroid which can be very serious medical problem seek medical attention the next few days ...Read more