Top
10
Doctor insights on: Would You Find A Palpable Goiter In Hypothyroidism

Share
1

1
What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Su Fairchild
1,180 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


2

2
I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid.Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid.Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

No: You only go for uptake and scan if the TSH is low. If you have a "hot" nodule, your TSH will be low. If not, the raiu won't help. You need to get a TSH drawn first. For the nodules, depending on size, you will need close follow up or a thyroid biopsy. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

Needs treatment: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. This can be due to, for example, a lack of iodine in a person's diet. To make up for the shortage of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland grows larger. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

Medical problem: Thyroid disorders such as you describe can be treated and basically a normal life can be lived, so i would not worry. It is a condition that you will need to be treated for and followed as stated, but concern and worry will just cause unnecessary stress that no one needs. Embrace your medical problem with an open mind and no stress. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Off hypothyroid meds for uptake scan.Nodule on my thyroid and both are goitered.Still 20days til scan.Thyroid is getting bigger on nodule side.Advice?

Off hypothyroid meds for uptake scan.Nodule on my thyroid and both are goitered.Still 20days til scan.Thyroid is getting bigger on nodule side.Advice?

Talk to your doctor: Assuming you have not had surgery yet, if your scan is 20 days away, why are you off thyroid med already? Talk to your doctor about this because there is something wrong with this protocol. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Hypothyroid since 2005,non toxic multinodulor goiter 5mm nodule lft thyroid.Bothersome

These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

Probably not toxic: Toxic goiter produces extra thyroid hormone and leads to hyperthyroidism, not hypo. The most common scenario is hypothyroidism with thyroid nodules which should be monitored to make sure they are not growing. Follow up with your doctor accordingly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
My doctor said i have a small goiter what does that mean? Also i have hypothyroidism.

My doctor said i have a small goiter what does that mean? Also i have hypothyroidism.

Maybe nothing : A goiter can either be functional or non- functional. A lot of goiters are non functional and do no harm at all unless they get so big and begin to compress your airway. The functional ones are the ones we are a but more concerned about and usually it is because they secrete too much hormone to your blood. If your doctor said it was small then most likely it's fine. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
837 doctors shared insights

Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Steve Martinez
284 doctors shared insights

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