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If I have something wrong with my pituitary gland would this

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If I have something wrong with my pituitary gland would this make my thyroid swell? Extra info might relate to tb

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
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Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Sorry for the delay but have you had thyroid function testing and an ultrasound of your thyroid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No ultrasound tests but basic blood tests always reported as normal but always just above minimum eg tsh0.69 range 0.35 to 5; prolactin 118 range 20 to 700; serum LH 18 u/L ; free T4 12.6 range 9 to 19.

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
OK--can you tell me about the thyroid swelling please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Actually didn't know where my thyroid was until recently just had a feeling my neck was congested now I have learnt thyroid gland is in the neck. The goitar varies in size sometimes more swollen than at other times. Swelling feels inside neck mostly.

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
Are you saying you've been diagnosed with a goiter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No haven't been diagnosed with anything but when I asked a doctor what the lump was they said it was a goitar but I have that as well as the congested feeling inside

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
OK. One can have a goiter with normal thyroid tests and a normally functioning pituitary gland. This may also be a thyroid nodule so you need the ultrasound to check for that.

Let me know if you need any more information please
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