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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Concern for Cancer: Generally only if there is concern for a potential thyroid cancer (i.e. A nodule is enlarging on ultrasound or a needle biopsy suggests cancer). Occasionally, the thyroid is also removed if it becomes very large and is pressing on other structures (e.g. The airway), though this is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Is it possible to remove the thyroid gland and is it bad once you don't have it or what?

Is it possible to remove the thyroid gland  and is it bad once you don't have it or what?

NO , You need it: You don't remove it , if it is not diseased . When removed need to be supplemented with thyroid hormone , as thyroxine is the ring leader of metabolic activity of every cell in the body. ...Read more

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I have been taking synthriod. What type of thyroid gland problem do I have?

I have been taking synthriod. What type of thyroid gland problem do I have?

You have Hypothyroid: You have hypoactive thyroid gland.It means your thyroid is not producing enough hormone and it is being replaced with synthroid (thyroxine) the thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

SCAN IT: Thyroid cancer can show in several ways.Discovered in time is curable.Have it examined by n ENT and follow his recomendations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to TSH when we remove the thyroid gland?

Could you tell me what happens to TSH when we remove the thyroid gland?

Becomes elevated: After removing the thyroid, thyroid levels become low. This causes the pituitary gland to put out TSH as it is trying to get your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Since you have no thyroid, the TSH will go higher and higher unless you take thyroid hormone to maintain a normal level. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a doctor remove your thyroid gland without you having could it happen thatcer or a goiter?

Could it happen that a doctor remove your thyroid gland without you having could it happen thatcer or a goiter?

Depends: Thyroidectomy can be performed for various reasons including: suspicious thyroid nodules, biopsy proven thyroid cancer, large thyroids (goiters) causing symptoms, treatment of hyperthyroidism. Typically there is a good reason why a doctor has recommended removing the thyroid since there are risks with any type of surgery. ...Read more

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Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Would there be a reason to remove your thyroid gland without you having cancer or a goiter?

Yes: Thyroid cancers especially in adults must be resected. Younger patients do better even if tumor has spread to nodes. Goiters getting large can obstruct the breathing passages and may need surgery, but a small solitary adenoma of the thyroid that is benign but cold in terms of isotope uptake should be removed because of the high conversion rate to malignancy over time. ...Read more

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Cyst in liver and thyroid gland, tubal and appendectomy. What re my chances of laproscopy to remove gallbladder?

Cyst in liver and thyroid gland, tubal and appendectomy. What re my chances of laproscopy to remove gallbladder?

Could be done: Removal of gall bladder still possible even with abdominal scars , some times severe abdominal adhesions may prevent , but you have lower abdominal surgery , where upper abdominal adhesions will be minimal, and good luck. ...Read more

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24 yo male have DM type 1 i always feel hot and my body is always warm even in cold weather .my thyroid gland isn't enlarged . wut invest should i do?

Blood work? : Given the DM history the diagnosis is more complicated. Lack of goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) does not rule out thyroid disease. Topping the suspect list is insulin (medication) induced flushing. Your primary care physician should be able to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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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