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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroiditis: You may have thyroiditis. There are several forms: some resolve by themselves, and others go on and need treatment. Symptomatic treatment may help ( ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: In fact, this is in an indication for surgery in an otherwise benign process.
Dr. Jon Grischkan
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes, it is related to mass effect, compressing the esophagus with swallowing. Seek the advice of your doctor to determine if you need a thyroid ult ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shouldn't: Sleeping on your thyroid shouldn't hurt. Usually goiters don't hurt anyway. If you are having pain in your thyroid, you should have an evaluation to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
A big thyroid: Enlargement can be associated with an overactive or underactive gland. See your doctor and have a blood test done.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Enlarged thyroid: Goiter is a lay term for enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiters can have normal function or can be under- or over-active; the term refers only to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Define goiter: Hi. Strictly speaking, goiter only refers to an abnormal size and/or shape of the thyroid. Therefore, goiter can be diffuse, multi-nodular, or uni-nod ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid) is almost never painful. Goiters and their symptoms (trouble swallowing, breathing, etc) increase slowly. A pain ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Goiter: Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not. If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If there are nodules that are suspicious for cancer, surgery will be indicated to provide final diagnosis and definitive treatment. If not, you may b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on type: A goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland, may result from: hypothyroidism, iodine (i) deficiency, thyroid nodules, or graves' disease. Thyroid hormone and ... Read More
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