- Q Could my child be born without a thyroid gland?
In rare cases, children can be born without a thyroid gland or with a thyroid gland that is extremely underdeveloped. Genetics or the mother's intake of radioactive iodine medication may play a role in some of these cases. In other cases, the cause is... Full Answer
- Q Can I still have thyroid disease even though my thyroid tests are normal?
Dr. Julia Schlam Edelman, Obstetrics & GynecologyThyroid disease can be detected by a careful medical history and then confirmed with a blood test. Sometimes a woman may have troublesome symptoms but her thyroid blood tests are only mildly abnormal. These individuals may have subclinical... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?
If you are diagnosed with follicular adenoma thyroid nodules, there are several treatment options. Your doctor may recommend waiting to see what happens as some nodules will not change over time and therefore, will not cause further problems. Another... Full Answer
- Q How are follicular adenoma thyroid nodules diagnosed/found?
Your doctor may find a thyroid nodule when they complete a regular exam. In addition, an ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI may be ordered to diagnosis the type and extent of a thyroid nodule. Blood work will be ordered to check hormone levels. Further testing... Full Answer