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thymus gland and thyroid gland

I'm 41 yeare old female. i found out that I have a enlarged Thymus Gland.
Does the thymus gland and thyroid gland have a connection .?
what are the symtoms (symptoms) and the cause for a enlarged Thymus gland in a adult ?
Should I have it taken out ?
Thanks for your help       Shelley986
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The thymus gland plays an important role in your immune system.
Removing it is controversial, but does help with certain medical problems.

Myasthenia Gravis is one cause.

http://www.medicinenet.com/myasthenia_gravis/article.htm

Searching doesn't turn up many methods of shrinking the gland.

What is your doctor telling you?

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I am 49 and also have an enlarged Thymus gland with NO symptoms.  Doctors seem to have no advice other than to remove it but I have concerns about how it will effect my imune system.  Are there any other otpions?
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