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Thyroid Assessment

Allied Medical Center offers a thorough assessment of thyroid disorders and nodules in just one visit, which means faster diagnosis, treatment and management of:

  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in men and women of all ages
  • Thyroid nodules and tumours

Services Include

  • Consultation and clinical examination
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) ultrasound-guided biopsy - as indicated for nodules that meet the appropriate size and criteria

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. As one of the biggest hormone-producing glands in the human body, it is essential for healthy body function.

Sometimes the thyroid does not produce enough hormones, which can slow down all of your body functions. This condition is called hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Other times, the thyroid can be overactive and produce excess hormones, a condition called hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism.While hyperthyroidism is curable in most cases, 95% of hypothyroid patients need lifelong treatment. With early diagnosis and treatment, thyroid hormone replacement is a safe and effective treatment that can manage your symptoms and prevent complications.

Symptoms of thyroid disease are wide-ranging and may affect your mood, body temperature, weight etc.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:

  • Lack of energy
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Abnormal sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • Muscle cramps and stiffness
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Hoarseness or husky voice
  • Enlarged thyroid gland
  • Brittle fingernails
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Infertility

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include:

  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Dramatic emotional swings
  • Tremors
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased heart rate and palpitations
  • Hair loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Protruding eyes from Graves eye disease
  • Frequent bowel movements and loose stools initially
  • Muscle weakness

Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests used to measure how well your thyroid gland is working. If your thyroid function test suggests that your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, an ultrasound test may be ordered.

Thyroid ultrasound will check for structural problems with the thyroid gland, thyroid gland activity, and any nodules that may be causing problems. Based on the findings, the radiologist may recommend fine needle aspiration (biopsy) of the thyroid nodule to:

  • make a diagnosis of a thyroid nodule
  • help select therapy for a thyroid nodule
  • drain a cyst that may be causing pain
  • inject a medication to shrink a recurrent cyst

If the scan is normal, your physician will likely prescribe medication to regulate your thyroid activity or further treatment options will be discussed.

Opening Hours Clinic

  • Sunday
    8am - 8pm
  • Monday
    8am - 7pm
  • Tuesday
    8am - 7pm
  • Wednesday
    8am - 7pm
  • Thursday
    8am - 7pm
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    8am - 7pm

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