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    newgirl2010 posted:
    As a part of a general physical, I had my thyroid checked via blood draw (about a month or more ago). It was normal. At my dentist visit today, the dentist noted that i had a pronounced thyroid...but said it was probably just because I was very thin and had a longish neck. now i am nervous. If my blood test came out normal, could I still have something wrong with my thyroid? and is it true some people have more pronounced thyroids, and that doesn't mean there is a problem?
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    georgiagail responded:
    If your blood test is normal, your thyroid is normal.

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    newgirl2010 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thank you, Gail. But is it possible to have a tumor or nodule on my thyroid (either benign or malignant) that may not affect my thyroid tests, but is obviously cause for concern?
     
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    Anon_6061 replied to newgirl2010's response:
    Yes, you can have a tumor, nodule, goiter on your thyroid and still have a normal TSH and other non-antibody thyroid levels.

    Do you know if your doctor included thyroid antibody tests in your labwork? Those typically indicate if you have a growth. This link explains that - http://thyroid.about.com/cs/basics_starthere/a/antibody.htm . This article has a lot of info on thyroid problems - http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/hypothyroidism/print.html


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