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What Is Mild Goiter
Large thyroid lumps: A 'goiter' refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. A multi-nodular goiter is usually diagnosed on an ultrasound scan when many lumps or 'nodules' are seen. Typically these are benign. 3 things to consider for nodular goiter: 1) big enough overall to cause problems with swallowing, voice, or breathing? 2) do nodules over-produce thyroid hormone? 3) are any of the larger or irregular nodules cancer? ...Read more
Depends: Hi. "Goiter" simply refers to abnormal thyroid size and/or shape. Goiter can be diffuse, lumpy, multinodular, or solitary nodular. Thyroid shape/size abnormalities (goiters) can be associated with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, normal thyroid function, benign tumors, and thyroid cancer. "Cure" of goiter depends on underlying cause. I would recommend you see an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid with masses: Goiter usually means an enlarged thyroid gland, but can also refer a normal-sized gland with nodules or masses within it. Thyroid nodules are areas within the gland that stick out from the gland and can be felt when pressing on the neck, or may be areas that appear different from the normal gland on imaging tests like ultrasound or cat scans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed thyroid: There are different types, with different degrees of inflammation, different courses and different treatments. Acute thyroiditis is often painful but goes away on its own, although patients sometimes need meds for the symptoms. Bacterial thyroiditis is uncommon but needs antibiotics. Chronic thyroiditis is painless and often leads to hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Thyroid disorders: Goiter simply means your thyroid is larger than normal. It tells you nothing about thyroid function. Most people with goiter have normal thyroid function, some are hypothyroid, some are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism means overactive (high) thyroid levels, and typically requires treatment. ...Read more
Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Mild increase: Eosinophilia is a condition in which the eosinophil count in the peripheral blood exceeds the normal level. Eosinophil is type of white blood cell that contains red granules that can be increased in number in particular conditions like- allergic reaction, asthma, parasites infestations, hay fever, drug reaction, malignancy etc. Mild eosinophilia means mild elevation of eosinophils in the blood. ...Read more
Thyroiditis: "Transient thyroiditis" may refer to a version called "Hashimoto's disease", which is an inflammation of the thyroid. "Transient" applies to a situation that is not permanent, and usually short lived. Such may still need treatment, so see your healthcare provider for certainty. ...Read more
Excess thyroid horm: Hyperthyroidism is overproduction of thyroid hormone by thyroid gland . TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone produced by pituitary gland and usually low when thyroid gland overproducing.H yperthyroidism typically causes rapid heart rates, weight loss, and heat intolerance. Also have elevated blood pressure, nervousness, and hand tremors, good appetite.frequent bowel movements etc. ...Read more
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info at aace.Com (american assoc. Of clinical endocrinologists) for more info. ...Read more
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