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Hammer and Otoscope thyroid palpation if thyroid is not enlarged?

do we need to palpate thyroid if its not enlarged on inspection?

I think we dont need it.
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If you are dealing with a thyroid case, you can and should always do it and write it in the physical examination findings. In most cases, you will not find anything
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You need to do it, if its relevant to the case.
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If the case needs a thyroid exam (I.E: weight loss, anxiety, hot weather intolerance) you need to do it, most of the time if will be normal (i have heard of cases where there is an actual goiter, but im not sure)
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so u mean even if there is no neck swelling, we have to palpate to see if there is one which is not visible but palpable. okie. thanks
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Yeah , you do the maneuver to get the points , focused PE according to the patient complains
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