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What to do if I have a thyroid nodule?

See your doctor: If you have a thyroid nodule, you need the proper evaluation with a history, physical exam, and proper testing. It may be something that can be treated medically. It might even need surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What should you eat if you have thyroid nodules?

Does not matter: Eating is not likely to have an effect on thyroid nodules. You should seek medical attention and find out the cause of the nodules. Then your doctor can treat the cause and thus help you and guide you properly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a calcified thyroid nodule.Can it be thyroid cancer?

USG FNA: At first, most probably you should have ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration after consultation with your physician. Calcifications can be seen in benign nodular goiter. So, continue evaluation of your thyroid nodule, to rule out thyroid cancer, follow all tests what your physician ask you to do. Thanks for question. Stay well. ...Read more

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What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

Thyroid cancer: I am sorry to hear of your thyroid cancer - I hope that the cancer has been removed and stays OK for years. As long as you don't overeat and enjoy the food you eat, go for it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged thyriod with multiple nodules. What am i to expect if I have it removed?

Hypothyroidism: If it needs to be removed, have it done by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid surgery. Complications will be less likely. The surgeon should remove all the thyroid, and you will need to take thyroid replacement, which is easy to adjust and you will feel fine. If the nodules are benign (on biopsy and ultrasound) and not too big, you may not need surgery. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but i don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Are thyroid nodules always thyroid cancer? I have a thyroid nodule and my levels of some thyroid hormone are low. My doctor wants to do more tests, but i don’t really understand what he said. Do I have cancer, or could it be something else?

Over : Over 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Therefore the risk of cancer is low, but can be increased in younger or older people, people with a family history of thyroid cancer, or people who have been exposed to radiation (x-rays do not count). Sometimes benign thyroid nodules can secrete extra thyroid hormone, more than your body needs. If your doctor is suspicious of this, they will order a nuclear study called a thyroid uptake and scan. If a nodule is over a centimeter, that is when we usually will perform a fine needle aspiration to get a sample of cells in the nodule. If nodules are under a centimeter and there is no evidence of over activity, we can simply monitor with serial ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nausea linked to thyroid cancer?

What to do if I have nausea linked to thyroid cancer?

Not from Ca: Throid Ca in of itself cant cause nausea. The worst prior to metastasis is compression of esophagus with some swallowing difficutly when very large. Nausea may be due to chemo being given or use of radiation, but the mass for the most part is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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If i have a thyroid cancer what food to avoid to eat ?

If i have a thyroid cancer what food to avoid to eat ?

THere are: no foods that you need to avoid, but you need to follow your doctor's instructions on treatment. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have thyroid cancer?

How to determine if I have thyroid cancer?

Imaging can help...: Do you have a thyroid nodule? Ultrasound can help characterize a thyroid nodule. Characteristics such as calcification can shed more light on the situation. Nuclear medicine thyroid scan can also be helpful. If imaging is suspicious, biopsy is recommended. ...Read more

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What can and cannot eat if I have hyperthyroidism?

What can and cannot eat if I have  hyperthyroidism?

No food restriction: This is treated medically. There are no foods to help or hurt this condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low thyroid what I have to do ?

What to do if I have low thyroid what I have to do ?

Low Thyroid: Low thyroid function can occur for several reasons. Sometimes it is due to not having enough iodine, selenium, or zinc. Sometimes your immune system can attack your thyroid. I recommend working with your doctor to figure out if there is a root cause of your low thyroid function. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hoshimoto's hypothyroidism. Should i be worried about celiac disease?

What to do if I have hoshimoto's hypothyroidism. Should i be worried about celiac disease?

Yes: 1 in 3 patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have sensitivity to gluten. I generally suggest that all patients with autoimmune disease avoid gluten in the diet as it may be a trigger to leaky gut and autoimmune disease, like hashimoto's. Here's more on the topic http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.Html. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a thyroid problem even if my TSH levels are normal?

How to tell if I have a thyroid problem even if my TSH levels are normal?

Yes and no: If the TSH is normal, you thyroid function is almost always normal. However, normal thyroid function is common in other thyroid issues such as benign tumors (adenomas) or even thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged thyroid and abnormal thyroid studies?

What to do if I had enlarged thyroid and abnormal thyroid studies?

Enlarged Thyroid: An enlarged thyroid is called a goiter. I'd be interested to know if you have any nodules on your thyroid. You don't say what was abnormal about your thyroid studies and if you are talking about a lab, a biopsy, or a sonogram or scan. If you have low thyroid activity, hypothyroidism, then you need thyroid medication. I encourage you to give more details on the abnormalities. ...Read more

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Will i get thyroid cancer if I have hypothyroidism?

Very unlikely: If you are hypothyroid, the chance of thyroid cancer is very low. If there is not thyroid mass/lump, then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Do i need to avoid soy if I have tyroid problems hypothyroidism?

NO: If you are doing well and are reliably taking your thyroid hormone supplementation for your hypothyroidism, you need not avoid soy products. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperthyrodism or hypothyrodism?

What to do if I have hyperthyrodism or hypothyrodism?

They're opposites: Hi. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism need to be treated, See your doctor! Hypo generally doesn't need referral to an endocrinologist, although hyper often does. Get back to normal thyroid function! To your health! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Whitman
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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Solid or fluid-filled lumps within the thyroid gland in the neck. Most are benign (non cancerous), but some may secrete excess thyroid ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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