What are the effects of radiation on the thyroid gland?

For an average person in an average place. Including RF which we are all bombarded with every day 24/7.

When is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

I have had multinodular thyroid disease for many years. My thyroid gland works perfectly, but I have been monitored by various endocrinologists for years. I take Synthroid to get the nodules in check. However, in January, my tests (an ultrasound and a nuclear medicine scan) showed I now had 6 large fluid filled cold nodules. The Dr assured me they are benign. My Dr. increased my thyroid dosage for 6 months to see if there would be any improvement. I just had another ultrasound prior to my doctor’s appt next week & now I have 30-40 nodules. I have some difficulty swallowing, especially at night if I lay on my back, and my neck sometimes hurts. I am I know that the medical people are reluctant to remove a thyroid gland that works, but I am beginning to feel that maybe it is time for the surgery. I am 54 and in good health otherwise. Has anyone else had this situation? Do you think I should discuss this with the endocrinologist and maybe get a 2nd opinion?

Would a MRI of the pituitary gland also show any problems with the hypothalamus?

My husband is having an MRI of his pituitary gland. We suspect a problem with his hypothalamus. Would the MRI also show the hypothalamus?

Would A Mri Of The Pituitary Gland Also Show Any Problems With The Hypothalamus?

My husband is having an MRI of his pituitary gland. We suspect a problem with his hypothalamus. Would the MRI also show the hypothalamus?

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