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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe no symptoms: A non-toxic goiter is simply a goiter - an enlarged thyroid gland. This may be metabolically hyperactive or hypoactive or you may be euthyroid - no ch ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Don't Panic, there: are 3 main types of non-toxic goiter. Worldwide most common cause is iodine def, rare in US. Supplements/inc I in diet may shrink it. In older people ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
It might eventually: get larger!.....if thyroid hormone producing tissue is replaced by fibrous tissue or in the case of Hashimoto's disease (one cause of non toxic goiter ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Goiter: Goiter is simple enlargement of the thyroid gland. Most often, it's due to insufficient dietary iodine or familial inheritance. Non-toxic means that ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Thyroid function: Hi. With a toxic multinodular goiter (MNG), the patient is hyperthyroid, whereas with a non-toxic MNG, the patient has normal thyroid function, so thy ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
May need biopsy: A solitary nodule in a goiter, that is "cold" on scan, needs to be biopsied by someone who is good at this. Although the likelihood of cancer is low, ... Read More
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