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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

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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What kind of doctor removes thyroid gland?

An Ear/ Nose/Throat: Surgeon may be involved with a thyroidectomy. ...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?

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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Can a surgeon accidentally removing a 1.5 cm mass of extra thyroid tissue or parathyroid gland cause significant hormone/thyroid problems in future?

Can a surgeon accidentally removing a 1.5 cm mass of extra thyroid tissue or parathyroid gland cause significant hormone/thyroid problems in future?

Possibly: Damage or excess removal of those tissues may result in underactive thyroid. There are 4 parathyroid glands so damage to one or two should not cause hypoparathyroidism. Either way such a patient should be followed with periodic testing of thyroid function and parathyroid functions such as serum calcium levels by the endocrinologist or head and neck surgeon. ...Read more

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How can a thyroid gland grow back?

Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

What does a lumpy thyroid gland mean?

Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to make your thyroid gland work again?

How to make your thyroid gland work again?

Thyroid: If thyroid gland is not functioning properly and not secreting enough or secreting excessive hormones then you can given medications to help. Please consult your GP. ...Read more

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Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

The lower neck.: The bulk of the thyroid gland lies on both sides of your wind-pipe in your neck. This area is just above the bony notch at the top of your breast bone. There is a small bridge of tissue that connects the two lobes. Normally you cannot see or feel this gland. See a doctor if this area is puffy, feel like you have something in your throat, or there is a tenderness or fulness in this area. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Underactive thyroid: There are different causes for it but hashimoto's thyroid disease (autoimmune) is the most common one. It runs in the family. It needs to be diagnosed and treated if you are trying to conceive or during pregnancy. It can be diagnosed on a blood test. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my thyroid gland be affecting my weight?

Is it possible for my thyroid gland be affecting my weight?

Hypothyroid?: The master gland can influence metabolism, mood and other systems. Wise to have a full physical-do request thyroid function studies. Prior to the physical one is wise to keep a daily diary of mood/ weight/ daily activities including all meal+ choices to gain insight into the mystery of the scale. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the pros and cons of having your thyroid gland removed?

It depends: The cons are your thyroid level will drop and you will need life-long replacement with brand name t4. You also have the risks of surgery. The pros depend upon the medical indications that you need the surgery. This should be discussed in detail with your endocrinologist and your potential surgeon before making a decision. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneity of the thyroid gland mean?

Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact cause requires that your doctor compare this to your history, exam and lab work. ...Read more

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After a total tyroidectomy, could the thyroid gland regrow?

Very unlikely.: After a total thyroidectomy the patient needs to take thyroid hormone. This would reduce the likelihood of regrowth even if a small amount of thyroid was left in the neck. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid gland rejuvenate itself after being damaged?

Thyroid: Probably not but thyroid hormone replacement (oral meds) can be taken once a day and you body thyroid activity should return to normal and stay that way forever. ...Read more

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Does your thyroid gland have to be swollen for you to have a problem?

Does your thyroid gland have to be swollen for you to have a problem?

No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Can your thyroid gland have to be swollen for you to have a thyroid problem?

No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Antihistamines: Taking antihistamines does not affect the function of your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

3 of 'em: Hi. The actual thyroid hormones, T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine, a.k.a. liothyronine), and a hormone that appears not to have a role in human physiology, calcitonin. So the only ones that matter are T4 and T3. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...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