Where do you palpate thyroid?

Palpation of the Thyroid

  • Put your finger on tip of your chin (mentalis).
  • Slide finger down the midline and the first hard structure you hit is the top of the thyroid cartilage.
  • Run your finger down the prow or the free edge of the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple).

What is Kocher’s test?

Kocher’s test : Slight pressure on the lateral lobes producing stridor is kocher’s test. This will be positive when thyroid swelling has compressed the trachea from both sides giving rise to scabbard trachea.

How will you assess the thyroid gland enlargement?

A goiter is often discovered during a routine physical exam. By touching your neck, your health care provider may detect an enlargement of the thyroid, an individual nodule or multiple nodules. Sometimes a goiter is found when you are undergoing an imaging test for another condition.

What method is used to assess the thyroid gland?

Health care professionals use a thyroid scan to look at the size, shape, and position of the thyroid gland. This test uses a small amount of radioactive iodine to help find the cause of hyperthyroidism and check for thyroid nodules.

How do you check your thyroid?

One of the most definitive ways to diagnose a thyroid problem is through blood tests. Thyroid blood tests are used to tell if your thyroid gland is functioning properly by measuring the amount of thyroid hormones in your blood. These tests are done by taking blood from a vein in your arm.

What is thyroid bruit?

A thyroid bruit is described as a continuous sound that is heard over the thyroid mass. (If you only hear something during systolic, think about a carotid bruit or radiating cardiac murmur.) A thyroid bruit is seen in Grave’s disease from a proliferation of the blood supply when the thyroid enlarges.

Which of the following are steps to assess the thyroid gland?

The patient is examined in the seated or standing position. Standing behind the patient, attempt to locate the thyroid isthmus by palpating between the cricoid cartilage and the suprasternal notch. Move your hands laterally to try to feel under the sternocleidomstoids for the fullness of the thyroid.

How do you document your thyroid on a physical exam?


  1. The location of the thyroid is identified by inspection.
  2. Using the anterior or posterior approach, palpate the thyroid to identify nodules.
  3. Note the size and number of nodules.
  4. Note the consistency of the nodule.
  5. Palpate regional lymph nodes for consistency and mobility.
  6. Take a look at a teaching demo video.

What is T3RU test?

The T3RU test measures the level of proteins that carry thyroid hormone in the blood. This can help your health care provider interpret the results of T3 and T4 blood tests. Because tests called the free T4 blood test and TBG blood tests are now available, the T3RU test is rarely used these days.