Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland present below Adam's apple in the neck. It consists of two lobes, which are connected by an isthmus. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolic rate of the body by secreting hormones.

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I have been diagnosed with benign multinodular goiter. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with multinodular goiter and have done FNAC, which turned to be benign. Is there any other way to get rid of the enlargement of the goiter and the nodules? My thyroid is full of them ranging from 0.5 to 0.9 mm. What should I do? I feel lost, and I have a con...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj S W

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can I see the FNAC (fine needle aspiration), and ultrasound of the thyroid reports? Do you have a family history of thyroid illness? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online -->  Read Full »

Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have been slowly getting worse. Can you please review my reports and give me your opinion on it? Is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, which is of concern to me. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot be always predicted from an ultrasound scan. The...  Read Full »

Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get a thyroid profile done. It is probably due to anxiety. Do you have a history of anxiety? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future, I always think of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals at your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not...  Read Full »

My wife's blood reports show high thyroid and eosinophils. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife had a blood test. We found in the report that her thyroid and eosinophils increased. Recently she was sick because of throat infection. She always has throat infection and fever and due to that she gets sick every time. Even after she was out from fever, sometimes she...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her eosinophil count is high, also Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is high. Her cholesterol levels are fine (though they are highlighted in the report). TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormon...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take the COVID vaccine for a patient with high BP, diabetes, and thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, Whether high BP, diabetic, and thyroid patient can take COVID vaccine or any blood-thinning medicine is required? She takes the following medication Telmikind 40, Cetapin-XR, and Pentaloc 40. I am attaching the blood reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello. Welcome to Yes, she can take the COVID vaccine. The blood reports are within normal limits (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) except for a slight increase in TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). I am not sure if she is on any medications for the same (it ...  Read Full »

Will essential tremor cause post-micturition dribble with a diminished sense of smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male who was diagnosed with essential tremor six years ago. Presently, I have tremors only in my right hand and thumb, but it feels like my entire body wants to move. Before, I used to get tremors on some movement, but nowadays, it is present even while at rest. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the history which you have provided, it seems to be a progressive neurological condition. Essential tremor is diagnosed when there is no pathology in the brain, and the cause is idiopathic or unknown. But in your case, it is a bit of concern as you have developed...  Read Full »

How do I bring my TSH level to the normal range?

Query: Hi doctor, My TSH value has increased to 14.17. T3 and T4 are normal. I take 50 mcg of Thyronorm. What dose should I take now after this increase? What could be the reason for the increase? It was normal four months ago, but now it has increased. A few months ago, I took 30 tablets at a time under ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I want to request you not to use any medication excessively for any purpose other than for treatment. I understand issues could trample our minds, and we end up making such decisions. But, please try to be happy, stress-free, and optimistic as much as you could. That...  Read Full »

Am I losing weight due to any infection or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. My height is 170 cm, and my weight is 57 kg. I have an average weight loss of 4 percent every year for the last six years. I am eating almost the same way. I am definitely in the stressed-out phase for the previous six years because of a job change and a few pers...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. You have nothing to worry about your health. You do not have to worry about getting any infection from your roommate unless you had sexual exposure with him. Your weight loss is not so significant. It could have been due to some nonspecific facto...  Read Full »

Can thyroid dysfunction cause dry eyes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have thyroid for the last three years and currently taking 75 mcg Eltroxin medicine. My doctor suggested testing antithyroid peroxidase antibodies two months back as I was facing severe dry eyes and headache, and nothing was working. My TPO was 381, then the doctor suggested a throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. What is your thyroid profile report? 2. Is there any disturbance with your digestion as it can increase the autoimmunity and cause antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO) to be high? 3. Selenium supplementation can help bring your TPO levels down. I will suggest...  Read Full »

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