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How can I prevent thyroid isthmus enlargement?

How can I prevent thyroid isthmus enlargement?

Careful monitoring: Serial ultrasounds and physicial exams, coupled with thyroid function studies, Make sure to obtain antithyroidantibodies to rule out thyroiditis ...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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Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces?

Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces?

Thyroid isthmus: Why is thyroid isthmus transected into two pieces? ANS: that is the way it evolved. No why that I know of. ...Read more

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FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

FMy right thyroid lobe measures 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 and the left thyroid lobe measures 6.0 x 2.8 x 2.8 CM in dimensions.The thyroid isthmus measures 0.8 c?

Normal: Hi. Yep, sounds pretty darn normal. Was there a question associated with that, or are you just proud of your thyroid??? ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid ultrasound The right thyroid lobe measures 4.7 x 1.6 x 2.4cm.the thyroid isthmus measures 7mm.The left thyroid lobe measures 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.7cm?

Thyroid: We don't know anything about you to try to make sense of the measurements you are giving us? how tall or how gig are you? why did you have a thyroid ultrasound? were there any nodules? where do you live? Is there visible enlargement of your thyroid gland? You need to speak to the doctor that prescribed the ultrasound to answer your specific questions. ...Read more

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I always feel like I have a lump in my throat and my thyroid isthmus was measured at 5.4mm thick, does this usually require surgery?

I always feel like I have a lump in my throat and my thyroid isthmus was measured at 5.4mm thick, does this usually require surgery?

Sounds normal: Doesn't sound like anything is wrong. It does sound like you've had a thyroid ultrasound, and the important result would be the presence of one or more significant nodules. Routine lab results would also be important. Ask whomever ordered your testing in the first place. The need for thyroid surgery should be pretty low in your case. ...Read more

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Is an enlarged thyroid sometimes a genetic problem?

Is an enlarged thyroid sometimes a genetic problem?

Rarely: There are rarely pure genetic causes for goiter, like in patients with pendred syndrome and other even more rare conditions. However, most of the time, goiter is the result of a disease process within the thyroid. Genetics probably plays a role in one's susceptibility to thyroid disease as it's common to see patients with thyroid disease who also have other family members with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged thyroid and how is it taken care of?

What causes an enlarged thyroid  and how is it taken care of?

Multiple causes: Most are benign goiters, but sometimes thyroid enlargement is caused by cancer or hyperthyroidism. Treatment varies related to symptoms and cause. Most goiters do not need any treatment, but you need to see a doc to have it checked. You don't want to miss a curable cancer or suffer unnneccessarily if you have hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You need some blood tests, and ultrasound of your thyroid, and perhaps a thyroid biopsy, if indicated. Women are more prone to goiters, usually caused by autoimmune issues! ...Read more

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Possible thyroid enlargement / who do I tell?

Possible thyroid enlargement / who do I tell?

Your PCP!: Most doctors can adequately assess your thyroid concerns, and make an appointment with an endocrinologist if needed. The tests i recommend are free t3, (liothyronine) tsh, antithyroid antibodies. If you have a goiter, you may need an ultrasound. If thyroid disease is common in family members, it increases your likelyhood of having issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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