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Would You Find A Palpable Goiter In Hypothyroidism
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
My morning temperature is between 95.8-96.8. I have other hypothyroid symptoms but I've never had a goiter. My lymph nodes swell whenever I get sick.
Hypothyroidism: You should undergo a workup for possible hypothroidism and get a TSH level drawn as well as thryoid function testing. ...Read more
Yes: Get this checked pleade.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?
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?
Techincally no such:
You may be allergic to iodinated chemical compounds, such as radiographic dies, but you cannot be allergic to "the elemental" iodine, or iodine as a charged particle. Iodine is your thyroid, exist throughout your body, and you certainly can take in iodinized salt.
This should not be a problem. Talk with your primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, or an allergy specialist, if you have doubts! ...Read more
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism. If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
Taking thyroid med for10yr. Been off4 a mnth. Dr says TSH lvls r normal off med. Could taking hypothyroid medswhen I didn't need them make thyroid goiter?
I am hypothyroid. How can I check my own neck/throat for signs goiter is starting? Where to feel on neck for swelling?
I hope your Primary doctor controls your thyroid gland regularly. Please don't check your thyroid gland unless you thing there is something new - contact your doctor.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned. Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?
Yes if enlarging: If goitor gets bigger and this does not resolve within 2 weeks get another u/s and see endocrinologist for labs and possible fine needle aspiration biopsy, if it is cancer, if caught early it is bets chance, could be pressing on blood vessel causing the sounds, but very unusual this sound so get tested ...Read more
My 25 yr. O. daughter has many symptoms of hypothyroid & sm. Goiter but TSH & T4 are normal. Could she still have thyroid insufficiency? What's the next
May need more tests: If your daughter has a normal TSH & T4 but still has symptoms, she should have thyroid antibody tests done. Sometimes, the thyroid antibodies are abnormal even with a normal TSH. If they are abnormal, this could be a sign of early Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Grave's disease which would warrant follow up with an endocrinologist. ...Read more
THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months, no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid. I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine)?
TSH not high: But hypothyroid? Is that what you are asking? I would imagine your doctor also checked thyroid hormone level in addition to TSH, so if you have low thyroid hormone, your doctor would have diagnosed it? You are getting biopsy (FNB you said) in 2 months, so your doctor is doing what he/she thinks is best to figure out your condition. Trust your doctor if he/she says you don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more
25yo female recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Found multinodular goiter and cyst filled nodules during thyroid sonogram. What is the next step?
What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back?
Don't base on TSH:
I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one should assess Free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 and also take how the patient is feeling into account. Here are good articles about how 11 renowned specialists optimize thyroid hormone levels:
Also see http://tinyurl. Com/nrww2qg ...Read more
Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. Antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.
It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low.
Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more
Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?
I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes. My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?
Toxic is hyperthyroi: Toxic thyroid means too much thyroid or hyperthyroid. This could come from an autoimmune condition called graves. Some think that autoimmune diseases come after exposure to viruses, with your body making antibodies to the virus. And the antibodies react against your own body too. ...Read more
Mostly bromine: Some worry about raw cruciferous veggies like broccoli ; cauliflower -- but you can avoid the problem by cooking them. The main culprit is brominated compounds, found in some soft drinks like mountain dew, gatorade, sun drop, squirt, fresca and other citrus-flavored sodas; pesticides on strawberries, etc; bakery goods ; flours containing potassium bromate http://tinyurl. Com/y9lfc3w read labels! ...Read more
Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more
Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...Read more